Meaning of downfield

down•field

Pronunciation: (doun'fēld'), [key]
— adv., adj. Football.
  1. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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