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.

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. 

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.

NFL Video Rulebook

The NFL Video Rulebook explains NFL rules with video examples.

2018 NFL Rulebook

Explore the official rules of the game.

2018 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.   

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.

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 6 Results

The current NFL game stats for Week 6 of 2018. 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
Plays Per Game 154.5 155.8 157.3 159.6 156.4 157.6 156.3 155 157.2
% Passing Plays 53.4% 53.5% 54.1% 54.5% 54.5% 55.5% 55.9% 53.9% 56.4%
Passing Attempts 18394 18590 18951 19424 19086 19480 19401 18678 7194
Yards Per Passing Attempt 6.17 6.33 6.25 6.21 6.35 6.41 6.37 6.15 6.63
% Rushing Plays 43.1% 42.9% 42.3% 41.7% 41.8% 40.9% 40.7% 42.4% 39.7%
Rushing Attempts 13920 13971 13925 13871 13688 13488 13320 13753 4730
Yards Per Rushing Attempt 4.21 4.29 4.26 4.17 4.16 4.13 4.19 4.08 4.32
% Plays Ending in Sacks 3.5% 3.6% 3.5% 3.9% 3.7% 3.6% 3.4% 3.7% 3.9%
Points Scored 11283 11356 11651 11985 11565 11680 11661 11120 4489
Field Goal Attempts Per Game 3.77 3.95 3.97 3.9 3.86 3.86 3.94 4.01 4.13
Extra-Point Kick Attempts 1214 1207 1235 1267 1230 1217 1195 1134 449
Extra-Point Kicks Made 1203 1200 1229 1262 1222 1146 1119 1066 427
2-Point Conversions Made 26 23 29 33 28 45 51 37 31
2-Point Conversion Attempts 50 50 56 69 58 94 105 86 53
Field Goal Attempts 964 1011 1016 998 987 987 1009 1027 384
Field Goals Made 794 838 852 863 829 834 850 866 324
% Points from Field Goals 21.1% 22.1% 21.9% 21.6% 21.5% 21.4% 21.9% 23.4% 21.7%
% Points from Touchdowns 67.5% 66.5% 66.8% 67% 67.1% 67.7% 67.2% 66.1% 67.4%
% Points from Extra-Point Kicks 10.7% 10.6% 10.5% 10.5% 10.6% 9.8% 9.6% 9.6% 9.5%
% Points from 2-Point Conversions 0.5% 0.4% 0.5% 0.6% 0.5% 0.8% 0.9% 0.7% 1.4%
% Passes Completed 60.8% 60.1% 60.9% 61.2% 62.6% 63% 63% 62.1% 64.9%
Passing Touchdowns Per Game 2.93 2.91 2.96 3.14 3.15 3.29 3.07 2.89 3.53
Rushing Touchdowns Per Game 1.56 1.56 1.57 1.6 1.48 1.43 1.73 1.48 1.57
Punts Per Game 9.63 9.72 9.64 9.87 9.32 9.53 9.12 9.55 8.69
Gross Punt Yards Per Punt 43.4 45 45.5 45 44.8 45.2 45.3 45.4 44.9
Average Punt Return Yards 9.6 9.9 9.7 9.4 8.9 8.5 8.6 8.2 8.6
Sacks 1130 1188 1169 1295 1212 1187 1118 1195 466
Kickoffs 2539 2572 2620 2684 2607 2627 2632 2550 995
Kickoff Returns 2033 1375 1395 1289 1226 1080 1035 1036 319
Kickoff Touchbacks 416 1120 1156 1309 1311 1470 1516 1444 657
Average Margin of Victory 11.75 12.05 12.15 11.29 12.67 11.06 10.23 11.81 10.27
Total Yards Per Game 672.03 693.67 694.4 696.98 696.29 705.31 700.79 668.14 732.09
Rushing Yards Per Game 228.93 234.29 231.83 225.76 222.66 217.67 217.82 219.43 219.47
Passing Yards Per Game 443.09 459.38 462.57 471.22 473.62 487.64 482.96 448.71 512.61
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 03:06:36
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Plays Per Game 159.6 154.8 153.3 162.7 158.3 154.5
% Passing Plays 55.3% 58% 55.1% 58.5% 57.1% 54.5%
Passing Attempts 1228 1250 1193 1235 1180 1108
Yards Per Passing Attempt 6.19 6.71 6.44 6.92 6.89 6.62
% Rushing Plays 40.8% 38.2% 40.6% 37.6% 39.5% 41.3%
Rushing Attempts 847 773 817 744 771 778
Yards Per Rushing Attempt 4.27 3.98 4.31 4.33 4.19 4.81
% Plays Ending in Sacks 3.8% 3.8% 4.2% 3.9% 3.3% 4.2%
Points Scored 765 741 723 801 709 750
Field Goal Attempts Per Game 3.94 3.5 3.44 4.87 4.6 4.53
Extra-Point Kick Attempts 76 80 76 72 70 75
Extra-Point Kicks Made 75 73 73 69 64 73
2-Point Conversions Made 6 6 4 8 3 4
2-Point Conversion Attempts 11 7 6 14 10 5
Field Goal Attempts 63 56 55 73 69 68
Field Goals Made 52 44 48 64 53 63
% Points from Field Goals 20.4% 17.8% 19.9% 24% 22.4% 25.2%
% Points from Touchdowns 68.2% 70.4% 68.9% 65.2% 67.7% 64%
% Points from Extra-Point Kicks 9.8% 9.9% 10.1% 8.6% 9% 9.7%
% Points from 2-Point Conversions 1.6% 1.6% 1.1% 2% 0.8% 1.1%
% Passes Completed 61.1% 69.4% 66.1% 64.9% 63.7% 64%
Passing Touchdowns Per Game 3.06 4.06 3.38 4 3.13 3.53
Rushing Touchdowns Per Game 1.63 1.25 1.69 1.6 1.67 1.6
Punts Per Game 9.69 9.31 9.13 8.53 7.53 7.8
Gross Punt Yards Per Punt 46.8 46.2 44.2 44.6 44.2 42.7
Average Punt Return Yards 10.6 8.8 6.2 9.3 9.6 7
Sacks 80 77 85 78 66 80
Kickoffs 172 162 159 174 161 167
Kickoff Returns 53 48 59 56 46 58
Kickoff Touchbacks 118 112 95 118 107 107
Average Margin of Victory 11.69 8.06 8.94 11 10.2 11.87
Total Yards Per Game 700.94 716.44 700.56 784.6 756.93 738.33
Rushing Yards Per Game 226.06 192.38 220.13 214.87 215.2 249.53
Passing Yards Per Game 474.88 524.06 480.44 569.73 541.73 488.8
Average Game Time 03:09:33 03:04:22 03:05:46 03:09:17 03:07:43 03:02:53
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