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Nickel Defense

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What Is The Definition Of A Nickel Defense In Football?

1. This is a defensive formation used in football, mainly on known passing downs, where the defense brings in an extra defensive back for a total of five.

The common formation of players in a nickel defense is four defensive lineman, two linebackers and five defensive backs.

Examples Of How Nickel Defense Is Used In Commentary

1. With the Patriots having to go 12 yards for the first down, the Seahawks line up in a nickel formation to prevent any plays to the middle of the field.

Sport The Term Is Used

1. Football

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