downfield downfield


  1. (adj) toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field
  2. (adv) toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field


  1. I love it when he takes the ball and darts downfield for 30 yards, making one, two, three defenders fall as they chase him.
  2. Expect the issue to be punted downfield for further discussion later in the year.
  3. Screen passes, for example, are designed to lure pass rushers toward the quarterback, who then dumps the ball to a runner waiting a few yards downfield.


  • Oakland Raiders' offense playing catch-up

    The pass from quarterback Matt Flynn arrived in a spiral, 30 yards downfield. Rod Streater, tightly guarded along the right sideline, caught the pass at the top of his jump, coming down inside the 5-yard line.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: San Jose Mercury News


  1. "Gene was the leader of a great line," Brown said, "and the greatest downfield blocker in the history of pro football."
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Jim Brown Source:

  2. "I watch football late at night, and I see a lot of Pac-10 games," Shannon said. "We know about Cal. They're a very run-oriented team, but they can take shots downfield as well. There's going to be a lot of speed on both sides, but you'll...
    on Dec 26, 2008 By: Randy Shannon Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Larry Fitzgerald, is quite simply, the best receiver in the world down the field in one-on-one situations," Tomlin said. "If we're to be successful in Tampa, we need to limit the number of times we're downfield with him one-on-one....
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Mike Tomlin Source: International Herald Tribune

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