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The Capitals have allowed at least three goals in 10 of 12 games and have repeatedly talked about getting better in their defensive zone.
University of Puget Sound defensive lineman Peter Ciari missed the rush — and the snarl of the chain saw.
The Cavaliers held Georgia Tech well below its scoring average in that game, and this time, Virginia began with another defensive surge in the first half.
One of those players, Jason Pierre-Paul, reiterated calls to re-sign key defensive players.
Washington had four scorers in double figures, perhaps in part because of a tweak in the starting lineup on Brooks’s end, and on the defensive end the Wizards did what was needed to keep Chicago in check.
His personal mania for practicing the little things right became tremendously influential even on the defensive side of the ball.
Mahomes must now prove he can solve the next defensive coordinator with a rugged front seven who plays his safeties back in deep zone.
The drive was aided by a 15-yard penalty on Kansas City defensive tackle Chris Jones for unnecessary roughness, after he took a post-play swipe at the face of Tampa Bay center Ryan Jensen.
“While the guys up front hunted, the guys in the back covered, so we worked hand-in-hand tonight,” said defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, having himself one doozy of a winter.
To contain the Chiefs, Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is likely to rely on exotic blitz packages.

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