power sweep

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Recent Examples on the Web Vince Lombardi, with his power sweeps, envisioned football at the time as a game of incremental gains. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, "How the Influence of Al Davis Shaped the Modern NFL," 27 Aug. 2019 Plays like the power sweep, the perfect vehicle to illustrate Green Bay’s dominance—and to characterize the coach that made the Packers great. SI.com, "A History of Football in 100 Objects," 28 Aug. 2019 After Hornung languished for his first two seasons, splitting time between halfback and quarterback, Lombardi turned him into the fulcrum of the offense, the point man for the famed Green Bay power sweep. The Si Staff, SI.com, "100 Figures Who Shaped the NFL’s First Century," 28 Aug. 2019

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Power sweep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20sweep. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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