Football Ops

Football Ops

Protecting the integrity of the greatest game.

NFL Ops: Honoring the Game

It's our responsibility to strengthen the sport.

League Governance

Ensuring a consistent and fair game that is decided on the field, by the players.

NFL Rules Enforcement

Ensuring that players conduct themselves in a way that honors the sport and respects the game.

Fines & Appeals

The NFL's schedule of infractions and fines, and a process for appeal.

Economic & Social Impact

Honoring the league’s commitment to serve the communities where the game is played.

The NFL Ops Team

Meet the people behind NFL Operations.

The Game

The Game

Learn about the people, the jobs and the technology that deliver the best game possible to NFL fans across the U.S. and around the world. 

Gameday: Behind the Scenes

Countdown to kickoff: how NFL games happen.

Technology

In the NFL, balancing technology with tradition.

Impact of Television

How television has changed the game.

History of Instant Replay

Upon further review…

Creating the NFL Schedule

It takes hundreds of computers and four NFL executives to create the NFL's 256-game masterpiece.

The Players

The Players

Learn how NFL players have changed over time, how they’re developed and drafted and how the league works with them after their playing days are over.  

Evolution of the NFL Player

Creating an NFL player: from “everyman” to “superman.”

Development Pipeline

Supporting the next generation of players and fans.

Getting Into the Game

Preparing players of all ages for success at football’s highest level.

The NFL Draft

Introducing the next wave of NFL superstars. 

NFL Player Engagement

A look at the programs the NFL and its partners provide to help every player before, during and after his football career.

NFL Legends Community

Celebrating, educating, embracing and connecting all former NFL players with each other, their former teams and the league.

The Officials

The Officials

Discover the evolution of professional officiating, the weekly evaluation process and how the NFL identifies and develops the next generation of officials.

In Focus: History of the Official

“One thing hasn’t changed: the pressure. It will always be there.”

Inside NFL GameDay Central

The latest information from the NFL's officiating command center.

These Officials Are Really Good

Every week, officials take the field ready to put months of preparation, training and hard work on display, knowing that the whole world — and the Officiating Department — is watching.

Officiating Development

Officiating an NFL game takes years of training and experience. 

The Rules

The Rules

NFL Football Operations protects the integrity of the game by ensuring that the rules and the officiating are consistent and fair to all competitors.

In Focus: Evolution of the NFL Rules

The custodians of football not only have protected its integrity, but have also revised its playing rules to protect the players, and to make the games fairer and more entertaining.

2017 NFL Rulebook

Explore the official rules of the game.

NFL Video Rulebook

The NFL Video Rulebook explains NFL rules with video examples.

2016 Rules Changes and Points of Emphasis

NFL Overtime Rules

NFL Tiebreaking Procedures

The NFL's procedures for breaking ties for postseason playoffs.

Signals Intelligence

The NFL's familiar hand signals help fans better understand the game.   

Stats Central

Stats Central

Go inside the game with the NFL's official game stats.  Sort the stats by season or by week.

Chart The Data

Chart and compare the NFL Football Operations stats you're looking for with the NFL's data tool. 

Weekly Dashboard

Get a snapshot of the current NFL game stats, updated weekly during the regular season.

Week 15 kicks off on Thursday night as the Seattle Seahawks host the Los Angeles Rams (NBC, NFL Network, Twitter; 8:25 PM) in an NFC West showdown. The Rams have won the past three meetings between the clubs, including a 9-3 victory at home in Week 2. Los Angeles rookie QB Jared Goff, the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, scored his first career rushing touchdown and RB Todd Gurley added a rushing TD in the Rams’ Week 14 loss against Atlanta. The Seahawks lead the NFC West with an 8-4-1 record and look to win the division title for the third time in the past four years. Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has a 98.5 passer rating in his past eight starts against the Rams. Seattle DE Cliff Avril ranks fourth in the NFC with 10 sacks.

REGULAR SEASON SERIES
  RAMS SEAHAWKS
SERIES LEADER   21-15
STREAKS Past 3  
COACHES VS. OPP. Jeff Fisher: 6-9 Pete Carroll: 7-7
LAST WEEK L 42-14 vs. Atlanta L 38-10 at Green Bay
LAST GAME 9/18/16: Seahawks 3 at Rams 9. Los Angeles K Greg Zuerlein makes 3 FGs & scores all nine points. Rams LB Alec Ogletree has 9 tackles, FF & FR.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/27/15: Rams 23, Seahawks 17. Rams RB Todd Gurley rushes for 83 yards & TD. Rams LB Akeem Ayers has 8 tackles & 2 FR, including 45-yard FR-TD.
REFEREE Brad Allen
BROADCAST NBC/NFLN/Twitter (8:25 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Heather Cox (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Mike Holmgren. SIRIUS: 83 (LA), 81 (Sea). XM: 226 (LA), 225 (Sea).
STATS
PASSING Jared Goff (R): 75-136-744-4-5-65.3 Russell Wilson: 286-443-3382-13-10-88.1
RUSHING Todd Gurley: 227-740-3.3-5 Thomas Rawls: 72-293-4.1-2
RECEIVING Kenny Britt: 63-937-14.9-5  Doug Baldwin: 74-878-11.9-5
OFFENSE 286.2 357.6
TAKE/GIVE -11 0
DEFENSE 340.5 330.2
SACKS Aaron Donald: 7 Cliff Avril: 10
INTs Mark Barron: 2 Richard Sherman: 4
PUNTING Johnny Hekker: 47.6  Jon Ryan: 44.8
KICKING Greg Zuerlein: 68 (20/20 PAT; 16/19 FG)  Steven Hauschka: 104 (23/27 PAT; 27/30 FG)

NOTES

RAMS: Rookie QB Jared Goff has 4 TD passes in 2 career road games. Had 1st career rush TD in Week 14...RB Todd Gurley rushed for 83 yards & TD in only meeting at Sea…WR-PR Tavon Austin has 22 career TDs (12 rec., 7 rush, 3 PR). WR Kenny Britt has TD catch in 2 of past 3. Has 9 receptions for 143 yards & TD in past 2 vs. Sea. WR Brian Quick had 2 rec. TDs in last road game vs. division...DE Robert Quinn has 4 sacks & 2 FFs in past 5. Since 2012, leads NFL with 18 FFs. Has 11 sacks in 10 career meetings. DT Aaron Donald has 2 sacks & FF in past 3. Has 4 sacks & FF in 5 career meetings. Since 2014, leads NFL DTs with 27 sacks. LB Alec Ogletree ALEC leads team & ranks 4th in NFL with 117 tackles. Has 11+ tackles in 3 of past 4. LB Mark Barron has 18 tackles (9 per game) & INT in past 2 vs. NFC West. S T.J. McDonald has 2 sacks & INT in past 5 on road vs. division.

SEAHAWKS: QB Russell Wilson has 23 TD passes vs. 4 INTs for 105.9 rating in past 14 at home. Has 792 pass yards (264 per game) with 6 TDs & 1 INT for 111.9 rating in past 3 at home vs. NFC West...RB Thomas Rawls has 485 rush yards (97 per game) & 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in past 5 at home…WR Doug Baldwin had 8 receptions for 118 yards & TD in last home meeting. Since 2015, ranks 2nd in NFC with 19 rec. TDs. Since 2012, TE Jimmy Graham leads NFL TEs with 42 TD catches & ranks 2nd with 4,476 rec. yards. Aims for 4th in row at home with TD catch…DE Cliff Avril ranks 4th in NFC with 10 sacks. LB Bobby Wagner leads NFL with 139 tackles. LB K.J. Wright has 49 tackles (8.2 per game), 2 sacks & FF in past 6 at home. Since 2011, CB Richard Sherman leads NFL with 30 INTs.

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