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.

2016 NFL Rulebook

Explore the official rules of the game.

NFL Video Rulebook

NFL SVP of Officiating Dean Blandino 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.

New England’s Super Bowl victory established the final standings for the 2016 NFL season. The standings establish the order in which teams will select in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Philadelphia will host this year’s NFL Draft, as the event returns to the city that hosted the initial NFL Draft in 1936. The Draft will begin with the first round on Thursday, April 27. The second and third rounds will take place on Friday, April 28, and rounds four through seven will close out the Draft on Saturday, April 29.

2017 First-Round Draft Order

Team

W

L

T

Win %

Opp. Win

Opp. Loss

Opp. Tie

1

Cleveland Browns

1

15

0

0.063

139

114

3

2

San Francisco 49ers

2

14

0

0.125

127

125

4

3

Chicago Bears

3

13

0

0.188

133

122

1

4

Jacksonville Jaguars

3

13

0

0.188

135

121

0

5

Los Angeles Rams (traded to Tennessee)

4

12

0

0.25

127

125

4

6

New York Jets

5

11

0

0.313

131

122

3

7

Los Angeles Chargers

5

11

0

0.313

139

117

0

8

Carolina Panthers

6

10

0

0.375

131

122

3

9

Cincinnati Bengals

6

9

1

0.406

133

122

1

10

Buffalo Bills

7

9

0

0.438

122

131

3

11

New Orleans Saints

7

9

0

0.438

133

121

2

12

Philadelphia Eagles (traded to Cleveland)

7

9

0

0.438

141

111

4

13

Arizona Cardinals

7

8

1

0.469

117

136

3

14

Indianapolis Colts ^

8

8

0

0.5

126

130

0

15

Minnesota Vikings (traded to Philadelphia)

8

8

0

0.5

125

129

2

16

Baltimore Ravens

8

8

0

0.5

126

127

3

17

Washington Redskins

8

7

1

0.531

131

123

2

18

Tennessee Titans

9

7

0

0.563

119

137

0

19

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

9

7

0

0.563

125

129

2

20

Denver Broncos

9

7

0

0.563

140

115

1

21

Detroit Lions

9

7

0

0.563

121

134

1

22

Miami Dolphins

10

6

0

0.625

115

138

3

23

New York Giants

11

5

0

0.688

123

130

3

24

Oakland Raiders

12

4

0

0.75

129

127

0

25

Houston Texans

9

7

0

0.563

128

127

1

26

Seattle Seahawks

10

5

1

0.656

112

142

2

27

Kansas City Chiefs

12

4

0

0.75

130

126

0

28

Dallas Cowboys

13

3

0

0.813

119

134

3

29

Green Bay Packers

10

6

0

0.625

129

125

2

30

Pittsburgh Steelers

11

5

0

0.688

125

128

3

31

Atlanta Falcons

11

5

0

0.688

122

132

2

32

New England Patriots

14

2

0

0.875

111

142

3

^ The 14th and 15th selections will be decided by coin flip

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