a pass thrown to a receiver who is directly in back of a wall of blockers and who is behind or not far beyond the line of scrimmage.
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How to use screen pass in a sentence
Brady also threw two interceptions, one on a tipped-ball screen pass muffed by tailback Leonard Fournette and the other on a Hail Mary throw at the end of the half.Tom Brady and the Buccaneers edge Cowboys in NFL season-opening thriller | Mark Maske | September 10, 2021 | Washington Post
The Philadelphia Eagles were trying to set up a screen pass.AFC South thrives and the Steelers stay unbeaten in NFL Week 11 | Cindy Boren, Mark Maske, Des Bieler | November 23, 2020 | Washington Post
Red Flight spread out but stayed in position like a football team moving into formation for a screen pass.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin | Al Avery