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.
Key takeaways from the 2020 Collective Bargaining Agreement
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.
See the NFL personnel at every game, what they do and you can identify them.
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 the NFL brotherhood.
NFL Total Wellness assists players, Legends and their families before, during and after their playing experiences.
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.
Explore the official rules of the game.
The NFL's familiar hand signals help fans better understand the game.
The NFL's procedures for breaking ties for postseason playoffs.
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.
Chart and compare the NFL Football Operations stats you're looking for with the NFL's data tool.
Get a snapshot of the current NFL game stats, updated weekly during the regular season.
In recognition of National Voter Registration Day, the NFL announced a series of efforts to encourage engagement and participation in the 2020 election through NFL Votes.
The Election Day of Service is a national effort organized with Power the Polls to recruit a new generation of young, diverse poll workers to support safe elections. The NFL is encouraging NFL employees and fans to serve as poll workers on Election Day. According to the Civic Alliance, election experts estimate as many as 500,000 new poll workers will be needed to keep polls open this November. COVID-19 will reduce capacity at existing polling places due to social distancing and many older poll workers who’ve served in previous elections won't be able to serve this year.
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"We applaud the NFL for joining the Civic Alliance and participating in our Election Day of Service by closing its offices and encouraging all of their employees, former players, and fans to vote and serve as poll workers," said Natalie Tran, Executive Director of the CAA Foundation co-founder of the Civic Alliance and I am a voter. "At the Civic Alliance, we know that when an organization like the NFL takes this meaningful action, its fans, communities, and partner companies will take notice – and that will have a tremendous impact in shaping our country's civic culture."
The Chargers and Rams will host a Vote Center outside of SoFi Stadium from Oct. 30-Nov. 3, making them the thirteenth and fourteenth NFL clubs to support election efforts at their facilities. Others include the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Washington Football Team.
"With 41 days until the election — and the voting period officially starting in some states — we encourage everyone in the NFL family, including fans, to register if they are eligible to do so," said Kenneth Edmonds, NFL Vice President of Government Affairs. The clubs who have made their facilities available to host polling activities help to make it even easier for fans to participate in our democratic process and make their voices heard in the upcoming elections."
"Latinos Vote" is a campaign extension of NFL Votes and begins today to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place annually Sept. 15-Oct. 15.
"According to the Pew Research Center, the 2020 election will mark the first time that Latinos will be the largest racial and ethnic minority group in the electorate," said Javier Farfan, NFL Cultural Marketing Strategist. "Speaking directly with our Latino fans continues to be an important part of our strategy and Latinos Vote is the latest example of that."