Definition of ground game in US English:

ground game


American Football
  • Play consisting of running from scrimmage to advance the ball.

    • ‘In football terms it is a ground game, not a passing game.’
    • ‘In the last four games, the ground game produced just 342 yards and 2.9 yards per rush.’
    • ‘This ground game I think is as important as the air game, if you will, that you're seeing.’
    • ‘It was a different game in his day, a low, running ground game.’
    • ‘With a middling ground game, the passing game most move the chains.’


ground game

/ˈɡround ˌɡām/