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.

NFL Way to Play

Knees Bent. Pads Down. Head Up and Out.

The NFL and HBCUs

The NFL is proud of the HBCU professional football legacy.

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. 

Game Day: 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 five NFL executives to create the NFL’s 256-game masterpiece.

Big Data Bowl

The annual analytics contest explores statistical innovations in football — how the game is played and coached.

Youth Football

Promoting the values of football.

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 and services NFL Player Engagement provides to assist every player before, during and after his football career.

College All Star Games

Strengthening football and the community.

NFL Legends Community

Strengthening the NFL brotherhood.

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 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.

NFL Video Rulebook

The NFL Video Rulebook explains NFL rules with video examples.

2019 NFL Rulebook

Explore the official rules of the game. 6.2.5

2019 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.   

NFL Rules Digest

A quick reference guide to the NFL rulebook.

Football 101

Football 101

Terms Glossary

Sharpen your NFL football knowledge with this glossary of the game's fundamental terms. 

Formations 101

See where the players line up in pro football's most common offensive and defensive formations.

Quick Guide to NFL TV Graphics

Understand what the graphics on NFL television broadcasts mean and how they can help you get the most out of watching NFL games.

NFL Instant Replay Process

The NFL’s instant replay review process focuses on expediting instant replay reviews and ensuring consistency. Learn how it works.

Stats Central

Stats Central

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

The Extra Point

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.

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.

Weekly Dashboard

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

Week 5 Results

The current NFL game stats for Week 5 of 2019. Click for a chart of the data.

Plays Per Game

% Passing Plays

Passing Attempts

Yards Per Passing Attempt

% Rushing Plays

Rushing Attempts

Yards Per Rushing Attempt

% Plays Ending in Sacks

Points Scored

Field Goal Attempts Per Game

Extra-Point Kick Attempts

Extra-Point Kicks Made

2-Point Conversions Made

2-Point Conversion Attempts

Field Goal Attempts

Field Goals Made

% Points from Field Goals

% Points from Touchdowns

% Points from Extra-Point Kicks

% Points from 2-Point Conversions

% Passes Completed

Passing Touchdowns Per Game

Rushing Touchdowns Per Game

Punts Per Game

Gross Punt Yards Per Punt

Average Punt Return Yards

Sacks

Kickoffs

Kickoff Returns

Kickoff Touchbacks

Average Margin of Victory

Total Yards Per Game

Rushing Yards Per Game

Passing Yards Per Game

Average Game Time

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Statistic 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Plays Per Game 154.5 155.8 157.3 159.6 156.4 157.6 156.3 155.0 153.8 153.9
% Passing Plays 53.4% 53.5% 54.1% 54.5% 54.5% 55.5% 55.9% 53.9% 54.8% 55.5%
Passing Attempts 18394 18590 18951 19424 19086 19480 19401 18678 18942 5860
Yards Per Passing Attempt 6.17 6.33 6.25 6.21 6.35 6.41 6.37 6.15 6.43 6.44
% Rushing Plays 43.1% 42.9% 42.3% 41.7% 41.8% 40.9% 40.7% 42.4% 41.2% 40.5%
Rushing Attempts 13920 13971 13925 13871 13688 13488 13320 13753 13270 3994
Yards Per Rushing Attempt 4.21 4.29 4.26 4.17 4.16 4.13 4.19 4.08 4.42 4.41
% Plays Ending in Sacks 3.5% 3.6% 3.5% 3.9% 3.7% 3.6% 3.4% 3.7% 3.9% 4.0%
Points Scored 11283 11356 11651 11985 11565 11680 11661 11120 11952 3495
Field Goal Attempts Per Game 3.77 3.95 3.97 3.9 3.86 3.86 3.94 4.01 3.7 3.72
Extra-Point Kick Attempts 1214 1207 1235 1267 1230 1217 1195 1134 1235 370
Extra-Point Kicks Made 1203 1200 1229 1262 1222 1146 1119 1066 1164 349
2-Point Conversions Made 26 23 29 33 28 45 51 37 66 12
2-Point Conversion Attempts 50 50 56 69 58 94 105 86 130 31
Field Goal Attempts 964 1011 1016 998 987 987 1009 1027 947 290
Field Goals Made 794 838 852 863 829 834 850 866 802 232
% Points from Field Goals 21.1% 22.1% 21.9% 21.6% 21.5% 21.4% 21.9% 23.4% 20.1% 19.9%
% Points from Touchdowns 67.5% 66.5% 66.8% 67.0% 67.1% 67.7% 67.2% 66.1% 68.8% 69.2%
% Points from Extra-Point Kicks 10.7% 10.6% 10.5% 10.5% 10.6% 9.8% 9.6% 9.6% 9.7% 10.0%
% Points from 2-Point Conversions 0.5% 0.4% 0.5% 0.6% 0.5% 0.8% 0.9% 0.7% 1.1% 0.7%
% Passes Completed 60.8% 60.1% 60.9% 61.2% 62.6% 63.0% 63.0% 62.1% 64.9% 65.0%
Passing Touchdowns Per Game 2.93 2.91 2.96 3.14 3.15 3.29 3.07 2.89 3.31 3.09
Rushing Touchdowns Per Game 1.56 1.56 1.57 1.6 1.48 1.43 1.73 1.48 1.71 1.76
Punts Per Game 9.63 9.72 9.64 9.87 9.32 9.53 9.12 9.55 8.65 8.73
Gross Punt Yards Per Punt 43.4 45.0 45.5 45.0 44.8 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.0 46.0
Average Punt Return Yards 9.6 9.9 9.7 9.4 8.9 8.5 8.6 8.2 8.5 7.3
Sacks 1130 1188 1169 1295 1212 1187 1118 1195 1281 396
Kickoffs 2539 2572 2620 2684 2607 2627 2632 2550 2634 776
Kickoff Returns 2033 1375 1395 1289 1226 1080 1035 1036 970 218
Kickoff Touchbacks 416 1120 1156 1309 1311 1470 1516 1444 1601 539
Average Margin of Victory 11.75 12.05 12.15 11.29 12.67 11.06 10.23 11.81 11.09 11.32
Total Yards Per Game 672.03 693.67 694.4 696.98 696.29 705.31 700.79 668.14 704.43 709.71
Rushing Yards Per Game 228.93 234.29 231.83 225.76 222.66 217.67 217.82 219.43 228.89 226.05
Passing Yards Per Game 443.09 459.38 462.57 471.22 473.62 487.64 482.96 448.71 475.54 483.65
Average Game Time 03:04:12 03:05:48 03:06:32 03:07:37 03:05:53 03:08:18 03:07:08 03:05:51 03:04:27 03:07:01
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Plays Per Game 153.3 152.4 154.3 154.5 155.1
% Passing Plays 57.2% 56.0% 55.1% 56.3% 52.4%
Passing Attempts 1223 1203 1201 1160 1072
Yards Per Passing Attempt 6.9 6.22 6.51 6.19 6.35
% Rushing Plays 38.8% 40.1% 40.9% 39.6% 43.3%
Rushing Attempts 775 808 830 762 820
Yards Per Rushing Attempt 4.46 4.33 4.21 4.33 4.74
% Plays Ending in Sacks 4.0% 3.7% 4.0% 4.0% 4.3%
Points Scored 776 618 751 654 696
Field Goal Attempts Per Game 3.56 3.5 3.31 3.87 4.4
Extra-Point Kick Attempts 81 64 82 68 75
Extra-Point Kicks Made 78 58 75 67 71
2-Point Conversions Made 5 3 2 1 1
2-Point Conversion Attempts 8 6 8 5 4
Field Goal Attempts 57 56 53 58 66
Field Goals Made 48 44 42 49 49
% Points from Field Goals 18.6% 21.4% 16.8% 22.5% 21.1%
% Points from Touchdowns 69.6% 68.0% 72.7% 67.0% 68.1%
% Points from Extra-Point Kicks 10.1% 9.4% 10.0% 10.2% 10.2%
% Points from 2-Point Conversions 1.3% 1.0% 0.5% 0.3% 0.3%
% Passes Completed 67.0% 63.1% 64.7% 65.0% 65.3%
Passing Touchdowns Per Game 3.81 2.75 3.38 2.6 2.87
Rushing Touchdowns Per Game 1.5 1.5 1.94 1.8 2.07
Punts Per Game 8.63 9.94 8.38 7.73 8.93
Gross Punt Yards Per Punt 44.8 46.6 45.9 45.3 47.2
Average Punt Return Yards 7.9 7.7 6.1 5.3 8.8
Sacks 80 77 81 77 81
Kickoffs 170 141 161 148 156
Kickoff Returns 50 38 36 49 45
Kickoff Touchbacks 113 102 122 96 106
Average Margin of Victory 12.75 11.13 9.94 11.33 11.47
Total Yards Per Game 743.5 686.19 706.81 698.6 713.0
Rushing Yards Per Game 216.0 218.81 218.44 219.87 259.0
Passing Yards Per Game 527.5 467.38 488.38 478.73 454.0
Average Game Time 03:06:29 03:06:53 03:04:19 03:08:05 03:09:34
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