What is an offense?

What is an offense? Here are some definitions.

  1. The act of offending:
    1. a crime or sin
    2. an affront, insult or injury.
  2. The state of being offended or displeased; anger; displeasure.
  3. (team sports) A strategy and tactics employed when in position to score; contrasted with defense.
  4. (team sports) The portion of a team dedicated to scoring when in position to do so; contrasted with defense.
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If the coaches are stubborn enough to force a balance, the offense again will be one of the NFL's best.
A motormouth jitterbug with a shiny dome, he was the X factor, goosing the rhythm and galvanizing the offense.
He is ready to give offense to both the vanguard and the rearguard of the modem Roman Church-and to many in the middle.
The team's no-risk, no-fault offense resulted in only 13.4 turnovers per game.
If the defense is active and moves from one side of the offense to the other quickly, it can be confusing to the offensive players teammates.
The offense still is one of the league's best with WRs Ed McCaffrey and Rod Smith having banner seasons.

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