power sweep


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Paired with Jerry Kramer as key parts of the Packers' power sweep. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 18 Nov. 2022 The pulling guard in the power sweep was selected as a five-time all-pro and won five NFL titles. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Feb. 2022 Frequently carried the ball on Lombardi's power sweep play. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Feb. 2022 Vince Lombardi, with his power sweeps, envisioned football at the time as a game of incremental gains. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, 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, 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, 28 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of power sweep was in 1964

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“Power sweep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/power%20sweep. Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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