Definition of goal to go in US English:

goal to go


American Football
  • The situation in which an offensive team gets a first down within ten yards of the goal line, and thus cannot advance for another first down.

    • ‘NFL teams had thrown the ball 17 times on a goal to go.’
    • ‘But with goal to go, he had a pass nearly intercepted.’
    • ‘The Big Red drove down the field to open the third quarter and had goal to go on the Post eight yard line.’
    • ‘The Patriots were magnificent until they had goal to go at their 2 yard line.’
    • ‘They had two bad snaps on drives where they had goal to go.’