Protecting the integrity of the greatest game.
It's our responsibility to strengthen the sport.
Ensuring a consistent and fair game that is decided on the field, by the players.
Ensuring that players conduct themselves in a way that honors the sport and respects the game.
Knees Bent. Pads Down. Head Up and Out.
The NFL is proud of the HBCU professional football legacy.
Honoring the league’s commitment to serve the communities where the game is played.
Meet the people behind NFL Operations.
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.
Countdown to kickoff: how NFL games happen.
In the NFL, balancing technology with tradition.
How television has changed the game.
Upon further review…
It takes hundreds of computers and five NFL executives to create the NFL’s 256-game masterpiece.
The annual analytics contest explores statistical innovations in football — how the game is played and coached.
Promoting the values of football.
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.
Creating an NFL player: from “everyman” to “superman.”
Supporting the next generation of players and fans.
Preparing players of all ages for success at football’s highest level.
Introducing the next wave of NFL superstars.
A look at the programs and services NFL Player Engagement provides to assist every player before, during and after his football career.
Strengthening football and the community.
Strengthening the NFL brotherhood.
Discover the evolution of professional officiating, the weekly evaluation process and how the NFL identifies and develops the next generation of officials.
“One thing hasn’t changed: the pressure. It will always be there.”
The latest information from the NFL's officiating center.
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 an NFL game takes years of training and experience.
NFL Football Operations protects the integrity of the game by ensuring that the rules and the officiating are consistent and fair to all competitors.
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.
The NFL Video Rulebook explains NFL rules with video examples.
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The NFL's procedures for breaking ties for postseason playoffs.
The NFL's familiar hand signals help fans better understand the game.
A quick reference guide to the NFL rulebook.
Sharpen your NFL football knowledge with this glossary of the game's fundamental terms.
See where the players line up in pro football's most common offensive and defensive formations.
Understand what the graphics on NFL television broadcasts mean and how they can help you get the most out of watching NFL games.
The NFL’s instant replay review process focuses on expediting instant replay reviews and ensuring consistency. Learn how it works.
Go inside the game with the NFL's official game stats. Sort the stats by season or by week.
Welcome to the Extra Point, where members of the NFL's football data and analytics team will share updates on league-wide trends in football data, interesting visualizations that showcase innovative ways to use the league's data, and provide an inside look at how the NFL uses data-driven insight to improve and monitor player and team performance.
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Working with the Players Coalition, an independent 501(c)(3) entity, NFL teams and the league continue to support programs and initiatives that reduce barriers to opportunity. Inspire Change focuses on three priority areas:
Since April 2018, more than $25 million in grants have been awarded to social justice organizations as part of the NFL's Inspire Change initiative. This includes more than 500 grants awarded to current and former NFL players for nonprofits across the country.
As part of the NFL's 100th season Inspire Change efforts, the league is adding six new social justice grants and two grant renewals recently approved by the joint NFL players-owners working group. These new grants and renewals total nearly $3 million and are in addition to the grants previously announced in January 2019 and June 2019. The league is also introducing new Inspire Change videos to raise awareness about social justice.
Grantees receiving social justice funding in this round range from organizations providing educational support to those advocating to end mass incarceration. Following are the six new social justice grantees (bringing the total number of national social justice grantees to 18):
Two previously funded organizations have also had their social justice grants renewed in this funding round:
Our 100th season Inspire Change platform activation also includes new television spots to raise awareness. The first new spot premiered on Jan. 4 featuring New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis and will air throughout the month. The spot highlights Davis' efforts to help restore voting rights in Louisiana.
A second television spot features San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead.
The final spot, focusing on NFL Legend and Co-Founder of the Players Coalition Anquan Boldin, will serve as the signature spot of the Inspire Change platform, highlighting Boldin's inspiration to launch social justice work across the country. The spot will air during Conference Championship games and run through the remainder of the postseason.
Indivisible, a series hosted by Nate Boyer featuring real conversations with players and local leaders on the issues and values at the heart of NFL communities, also returns this month.
The four-part series premiered Jan. 6, with new episodes featuring New Orleans, New York, Cleveland, and Miami to be unveiled weekly across NFL.com, NFL YouTube and Facebook.
The NFL Network will air a new Inspire Change player feature highlighting San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead and the impact he's made on educational equality with Leataata Floyd Elementary School in his hometown of Sacramento, California.
As part of the NFL's partnership with Roc Nation, the league will reveal the third installment of the "Songs of the Season" series on Good Morning Football. The series showcases musicians that deliver a song that will be integrated into all NFL promotions during the season. All revenue generated from Songs of the Season will support Inspire Change grant recipients.
Leading up to Super Bowl LIV, NFL players and teams will help define what the Inspire Change initiative stands for using #InspireChange. Participants will post videos, photos and commentary that explain what social justice and reducing barriers to opportunity means to them.
The NFL will take part in several social justice-related events during the 2020 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl LIV including events with local law enforcement and RISE (Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality). More details will be announced in the coming weeks.
Learn more about Inspire Change and join the conversation using the hashtag #InspireChange.