American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Sports To, into, or in the defensive team's end of the field.
- adj. sports Toward the defending team's end of the playing field
- adj. chemistry Describing an NMR resonance at a higher frequency to that of a reference signal
- adj. toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field
- adv. toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field
“WR: Devery Henderson, New Orleans — Drew Brees 'first look downfield is his way.”
“Best hustle: Herndon might have run his interception back for a touchdown — with Ben Roethlisberger buried on a block — if not for Randle El. The receiver sprinted downfield from the opposite side of the field to make the tackle on Herndon.”
“On third down of that series -- a 3rd and 6 -- they failed to convert with JaMarcus Russell missed a gaping running lane in front of him elected to throw the ball downfield, which is always a low-percentage play for him.”
“Missouri only sacked Jones once, but the Tigers got in his face enough early that Oklahoma abandoned the idea of downfield passing and settled for quick bubble screens, rendered ineffective by Missouri's sure tackling.”
“Coach Randy Shannon said that the team called downfield passes, but that receivers weren't open.”
“You all keep bringing up what the Fox announcers said and showed blah blah .... well do you not recall the downfield passing chart on Kyle Orton that they showed a half dozen times?”
“Braylon Edwards is severely limited by the talent around him, but newly minted starting QB Derek Anderson doesn't mind flinging the ball downfield, meaning Edwards will at least have the opportunity to make big gainers, something he wasn't afforded with”
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