downfield

ADVERB
  1. toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field
    he caught the ball and ran downfield 15 yards
ADJECTIVE
  1. toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field
    he threw to a downfield receiver
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How To Use downfield In A Sentence

  • Greville was ponderous in clearing the sliotar downfield and when it popped into Donnelly's hand he sent McManus through and he rocketed it to the net.
  • Kaufman nearly broke a long touchdown run in the first quarter, but he ran into teammate James Jett downfield.
  • That, in turn, blocks his vision downfield, which leads to overthrows and underthrows.
  • It was a lateral that was supposed to set up a pass downfield.
  • He's very effective as a receiver if he has time to get his body turned downfield after the catch.
  • But Mr. Junkin skipped his snap to holder Matt Allen, who fumbled the ball and then took off running before he chucked an errant pass downfield — a move of pure, white-hot panic. One Jet's Upside-Down Dream
  • They're taking calculated shots downfield and guys are making plays.
  • His lack of size and strength allowed bigger receivers to run through his jams or outmuscle him for passes downfield.
  • Moss, meanwhile, began running out every pattern, even when he was a decoy, and he started throwing blocks downfield.
  • Kaufman nearly broke a long touchdown run in the first quarter, but he ran into teammate James Jett downfield.
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