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What are defensive formations in American football?

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July 07, 2008 7:14PM

There are nearly limitless defensive formations, but here are the most common 4-3- Four D-linemen, Three LB's, 4 DB's 3-4- Three D-Linemen, Four LB's, 4 DB's 4-4- Four D-linemen, Four LB's, 3 DB's 5-2- Five D-linemen, Two LB's, 4 DB's Nickel- Four D-linemen, Two LB's 5 DB's Dime- Four D-linemen, 1 LB, 6 DB's Quarter- Three D-linemen, 1 LB, 7 DB's There are nearly limitless defensive formations, but here are the most common 4-3- Four D-linemen, Three LB's, 4 DB's 3-4- Three D-Linemen, Four LB's, 4 DB's 4-4- Four D-linemen, Four LB's, 3 DB's 5-2- Five D-linemen, Two LB's, 4 DB's Nickel- Four D-linemen, Two LB's 5 DB's Dime- Four D-linemen, 1 LB, 6 DB's Quarter- Three D-linemen, 1 LB, 7 DB's