Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & adjective To, into, or in the defensive team's end of the field.

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  • adjective sports Toward the defending team's end of the playing field
  • adjective chemistry Describing an NMR resonance at a higher frequency to that of a reference signal

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  • adjective toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field
  • adverb toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field

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Examples

  • WR: Devery Henderson, New Orleans — Drew Brees 'first look downfield is his way.

    All-Joe team rewards NFL grunts whose work lets the gridiron stars shine

  • 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.

    USATODAY.com - Bests and worsts from Super Bowl XL

  • 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.

    Greg Hanlon: At the Top of Their Game: Giants 44 - Raiders 7

  • 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.

    SI.com

  • 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.

    CNN.com

  • 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.

    SI.com

  • 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?

    Inside the Panthers

  • 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?

    Inside the Panthers

  • 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?

    Inside the Panthers

  • Coach Randy Shannon said that the team called downfield passes, but that receivers weren't open.

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