a chance for a team to advance the ball, ending when the ball carrier is tackled or the ball becomes out of play. A team must advance at least ten yards in a series of four downs in order to keep possession.
That weakness should not be too great of a negative since the Texans typically do not use a nose tackle on passing downs anyway.
unwelcome experiences or events.
there had been more downs than ups during his years at the company
soft fine fluffy feathers that form the first covering of a young bird or an insulating layer below the contour feathers of an adult bird.
This soft down is not a real feather, but works as a temporary covering.
a gently rolling hill.
the gentle green contours of the downs