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.

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Weekly Dashboard

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

Week 8 kicks off on Thursday night as the Tennessee Titans host the Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL Network; 8:25 PM ET) in an AFC South battle. In the last meeting between the clubs, Tennessee QB Marcus Mariota passed for 268 yards with three touchdowns for a 118.2 passer rating and added 112 rushing yards with one touchdown in the Titans’ 42-39 win over Jacksonville, becoming the only player in NFL history to pass for at least 250 yards with three touchdowns and rush for more than 100 yards in the same game. Jacksonville QB Blake Bortles threw for a career-high five touchdowns, including three to WR Allen Robinson, in the Jaguars’ last game against the Titans. This season, Titans RB DeMarco Murray ranks third in the NFL with 633 rushing yards and is tied for fourth in the league with seven scrimmage touchdowns (five rushing, two receiving). Jaguars LB Paul Posluzny leads the team with 54 tackles and rookie DE Yannick Ngakoue tops the club with four sacks.

REGULAR SEASON SERIES
  JAGUARS TITANS
SERIES LEADER   23-19
STREAKS 2 of past 3  
COACHES VS. OPP. Gus Bradley: 3-3 Mike Mularkey: 1-2
LAST WEEK L 33-16 vs. Oakland L 34-26 vs. Indianapolis
LAST GAME 12/6/15: Jaguars 39 at Titans 42. Tennessee QB Marcus Mariota passes for 268 yards & 3 TDs with 112 rush yards & TD. Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham has 119 rec. yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/6/15
REFEREE John Hussey
BROADCAST NFLN (8:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Mike Mayock. SIRIUS: 83 (Jax), 81 (Ten). XM: 226 (Jax), 225 (Ten).
STATS
PASSING Blake Bortles: 141-236-1567-9-9-76.4 Marcus Mariota: 139-226-1604-12-6-89.5
RUSHING T.J. Yeldon: 60-200-3.3-1 DeMarco Murray: 139-633-4.6-5
RECEIVING Marqise Lee: 29-337-11.6-0 DeMarco Murray (RB): 27-192-7.1-2
OFFENSE 324.0 361.1
TAKE/GIVE -7 -4
DEFENSE 325.2 338.0
SACKS Yannick Ngakoue (R): 4 Brian Orakpo: 7
INTs 3 tied: 1 Jason McCourty: 2
PUNTING Brad Nortman: 49.5 Brett Kern: 46.3
KICKING Jason Myers: 45 (12/12 PAT; 11/13 FG) Ryan Succop: 38 (14/15 PAT; 8/10 FG)

NOTES

JAGUARS: QB Blake Bortles threw for 322 yards & 5 TDs for 134.5 rating in last meeting. In 2 road games at Ten., has 658 passing yards, 6 TDs vs. 1 INT & 111.7 rating...RB T.J. Yeldon had 136 scrimmage yards (79 rec., 57 rush) & TD in last game vs. Ten…WR Allen Robinson had 10 catches for 153 yards & 3 TDs in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ rec. yards vs. Ten. WR Marqise Lee had 107 rec. yards last week & leads team with 337 rec. yards. TE Julius Thomas has TD catch in 4 of past 5 vs. division. Aims for 3rd in row with TD catch vs. Ten…Rookie DE Yannick Ngakoue ties for lead among NFL rookies with 4 sacks. LB Paul Posluszny leads team with 54 tackles. Had 13 tackles & 2 TFL in last meeting. In past 3 vs. division, has 30 tackles, 3 TFL & 1.5 sacks. CB Davon House had INT in last meeting. S Johnathan Cyprien led team with 11 tackles in Week 7

TITANS: QB Marcus Mariota rushed for career-high 112 yards (incl. 87-yard TD) & threw for 3 TDs & 118.2 rating in last game vs. Jax. In past 3, has 8 pass TDs vs. 1 INT for 113.1 rating…RB DeMarco Murray has 603 scrimmage yards (502 rush, 101 rec.) & 5 TDs in past 5. Had 100 rush yards in last meeting (11/9/14 with Dal.). Since 2013, leads NFL with 33 rush TDs & is 2nd with 4,301 rush yards...WR Andre Johnson has 2nd most catches (136) & rec. yards (1,794) by any player vs. Jax. In past 2 meetings, TE Delanie Walker has 16 catches for 201 yards (100.5 per game) & TD. Has 7+ catches in 5 of past 6 vs. division…T Taylor Lewan had 1st career rec. TD last week…LB Brian Orakpo ranks 3rd in NFL with 7 sacks. LB Derrick Morgan has 4.5 sacks in past 3. Has 6 sacks in past 6 meetings. LB Avery Williamson is 1 of 2 in AFC with 50+ tackles, 1+ sack & 1+ INT. Since 2013, DT Jurrell Casey has 25.5 sacks, 2nd most by NFL DT.

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