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B-Gap

What is B-Gap?

In football this refers to the space between the left or right guard and the tackle.

Sporting Charts explains B-Gap in football

When a running play is called generally it will specify which gap the runner should hit.  Conversely a defending player might 'shoot the gap' and exploit the space between offensive lineman.  Shooting the "B" gap would involve running between the guard and tackle on either side of the offensive line.

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