third and long
1. This is a term used in football where the offensive team is on third down and has a substantial amount of yards to gain in order to get a first down. Usually a team has at least six yards to gain for the first down when a person says “third-and-long”.
1. On an obvious passing down, Brady lines up in the shotgun on third-and-long and will have to get at least 11 yards for the first down.
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1. 3rd and Long