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synonyms for defensively

  • at bay
  • carefully
  • in self-defense
  • on the defensive
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  • offensively
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His 16 quarterback hits tie him for sixth-most in the NFL, and just one behind Aaron Donald and Chris Jones for most by an interior defensive lineman.
THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS FINALLY BUILT A DEFENSIVE MONSTERTY SCHALTERNOVEMBER 19, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
He’ll get a clearer visual of the defensive looks he might see Sunday, and gain a better rhythm with his receivers and backs.
SO MUCH HAS CHANGED SINCE ALEX SMITH LAST STARTED FOR WASHINGTON. THE OFFENSE MIGHT, TOO.NICKI JHABVALANOVEMBER 12, 2020WASHINGTON POST
For another sharp regression, Robles led all outfielders with 25 defensive runs saved in 2019.
A BULKED-UP VICTOR ROBLES HAD A DOWN YEAR. HE’LL LOOK TO FINE-TUNE HIS GAME IN WINTER BALL.JESSE DOUGHERTYNOVEMBER 12, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Even the Washington Football Team gets reviewing, sometimes in slow motion, with special attention to defensive end Chase Young, who’s very good but has miles to go to be great.
IN A GRIM YEAR, A NOVEMBER MASTERS IS SOMETHING TO BE THANKFUL FORTHOMAS M. BOSWELLNOVEMBER 12, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The Los Angeles Rams, meanwhile, are the eighth-best defense per Football Outsiders this season with enough defensive stars to make life difficult for Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson.
BEST BETS FOR WEEK 10 INCLUDE BETTING AGAINST THE SEAHAWKS DEFENSENEIL GREENBERGNOVEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Amos has nine siblings, including a brother, DaShaun, who played defensive back at East Carolina, and a twin sister, D’Asia.
FOR VIRGINIA SAFETY D’ANGELO AMOS, VETERANS DAY IS A FAMILY AFFAIRGENE WANGNOVEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
That’s how third baseman Carter Kieboom wound up with a franchise-record 11 defensive assists against the Baltimore Orioles in August, most of them coming on the right side.
THE NATIONALS’ DEFENSIVE PHILOSOPHY IS CHANGING. JUST LOOK AT THE SHIFT.JESSE DOUGHERTYNOVEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham installed the play that beat Washington this past weekend at Saturday’s walk-through.
WASHINGTON FOOTBALL NOTES: RUN-STOP STRUGGLES, AND THE FUTURE AT QUARTERBACKSAM FORTIERNOVEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Washington seemed to hope a defensive lapse would open a lane deep or one of the skill-position players would create a big gain on his own.
HOW WASHINGTON’S PASSING OFFENSE CLICKED AGAINST THE GIANTS — AND WHAT IT MEANS GOING FORWARDSAM FORTIERNOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Given United’s defensive injuries, “the way we needed to protect the lead was to score a goal,” Ashton said.
D.C. UNITED GETS THE HELP IT NEEDS BUT CAN’T HELP ITSELF TO AN MLS PLAYOFF BERTHSTEVEN GOFFNOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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