It's just a nickname for the area between the 20 yard line and goal-line where an offense has a good chance at scoring. You could also say its a warning for opposing defenses to make a stop during the opposing team's drive. It's basically a nickname that came into being as a warning to the defense who is "in the red".
It is on the offensive side of the ball, across the line of scrimmage. It is called off sides or neutral zone infraction.
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The length of the football defines the width of the neutral zone. When the referee places the ball on the ground, no player on either team (except the center on offense) may may line up with any part of their body inside the neutral zone. The neutral zone extends the entire width of the playing field.
The first end zone line, ususally referred to as the goal line.
The 20 yard line is considered the beginning of the Red Zone
when the ball is on the oppenents 20 yard line-oppentents goal line
It is the imaginary area between the defense's 20-yard line and its goal line from which the offense is most likely to score points. It also is how well a team performs in the red zone can often determine the outcome of a game.
the phase "red zone"came from if the offense couldn't get the ball in the end zone from the opponents 20 yard line then it was embarrassing and their faces turned red. That's how the term "red zone"came about in football.
from the 20 yard line to the back of the touch down
That line is called the line of scrimmage.
When We Played Not So Long Ago It Was Just Called The 20 Yard Line. So It Would Be Anything Less Than The 20 Yard Line Of Your Opponents. So 19 Yard Line Would Be The First One.
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The water table is a line beneath the surface of the earth. Beneath this line the rocks and soil are saturated with water. This area is called the zone of saturation.
It isn't whether the QB is in the endzone or not, it matters if the HOLD was in the endzone. For example, if the QB is on the 50 yard line, takes the snap, runs straight to his own end zone, his offensive tackle holds at the 48 yard line, and the QB makes a pass attempt that goes incomplete without a foul, the penalty is assessed at the 48 yard line. But if they are on their own 4 yard line, and the tackle holds inside his own endzone, the penalty would result in a safety.
A catch in PRO football requires 2 feet in the end zone. A catch In college requires 1 foot in the end zone. The ball breaking the plane of the goal line on a run, or catch and run in the field of play.
The red zone is the area of the field between the opponent's 20-yard line and the goal line. When the offense has advanced into this territory, it is expected that it will score some type of points, i.e. a touchdown or a field goal.
The white line painted around the oval to determine the field of play is called the boundary line.
The "invisible" line in football is the Line of Scrimmage.The Line of Scrimmage is the line that divided the offense from the defense, which is located at the tip of the football after it has been placed on the ground, also known as spotting the ball, by the referee. The line extends from sideline to sideline. Players cannot cross the line of scrimmage until the next play begins, and if they do a penalty can be called.If the offense crosses the line of Scrimmage before the ball is snapped, the following penalties can be called:Offsides: 5 yard penalty - This penalty is almost exclusively called on the defense because if an offensive player moves across the line of scrimmage, that player is typically charged with a False Start penalty.If the Defense crosses the line of Scrimmage before the ball is snapped, the following penalties can be called:Neutral Zone Infraction: 5 Yard penaltyEncroachment: 5 yard penaltyOffsides: 5 yard penalty
The rules say that no matter where the player is, the ball MUST cross the plane of the end zone. NOTE: It was a touchdown today because the ball did cross the plane.
Demilitarized Zone or DMZ
The "red zone" is generally defined as the area between the opponent's 20 yard-line and the goal line. Note that there is no rule explicitly defining this; it's just an expression made up by announcers and fans.
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The boundry line is the line around the Aussie rules footy oval, lil' buddy.
When the ball carrier is tackled and does not pass ball to teammate or the ball is out of bounds, the play is called a scrum, and the yard line where the last play was downed is called the line of scrimmage. -----In American football, draw a line from sideline to sideline where the ball is put into play on each down and that is the line of scrimmage.
Sorry, but maybe it comes from the business term, "in the red"? :( ANSWER: Good question. I came across this on a sports blog: "There isn't an official explanation from the NCAA or NFL on why the area from the 20 yard-line to the end zone is commonly referred to as the red zone. However, as the majority of the scoring takes place from inside the 20 yard-line, it is believed that the term came about because it is the hottest area of scoring on the field, and generates the most action. Sorry there wasn't a stranger or more exciting explanation. " http://blogs.eveningsun.com/latter/qa/ Rugby sometimes uses the same term for the area inside the 22-meter line, so it could be that football borrowed it from rugby (as it did with many other terms).