Down field

downfield

[doun-feeld]
adverb, adjective Football.
past the line of scrimmage and at or toward the goal line of the defensive team: He sent his receivers downfield. Downfield blocking is important on passes.

Origin:
1940–45; down1 + field

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downfield

adjective
1. toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field; "he threw to a downfield receiver" 

adverb
1. toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field; "he caught the ball and ran downfield 15 yards" 
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