Sporting Charts

Goal Line Stand

What does Goal Line Stand Mean?

This is when an offense attempts to score a touchdown from a short distance, either on one play or a series of plays.


Sporting Charts explains Goal Line Stand

On the final play in the 2011 Week 1 matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers, Saints RB Mark Ingram was handed the football to score a game tying touchdown with no time left on the clock. The Packers defense push hard and stopped him short of the touchdown, leading to a goal line stand, and giving them the win.

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