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.
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 four NFL executives to create the NFL’s 256-game masterpiece.
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 the NFL and its partners provide to help every player before, during and after his football career.
Celebrating, educating, embracing and connecting all former NFL players with each other, their former teams and the league.
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 command 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 procedures for breaking ties for postseason playoffs.
The NFL's familiar hand signals help fans better understand the game.
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.
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.
Super Bowl LII brings much more than a game to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Throughout the week before the game, hundreds of student-athletes will learn and develop football and life skills through Play Football events — from family football festivals to character development camps — hosted by the NFL Youth & High School Football department.
To celebrate the football community and the coaches and players that bring passion, fun and excitement to the sport, the NFL will host a Play Football Family Festival on Wednesday, Jan. 31 from 6-8 p.m. at Shakopee High School (100 17th Ave W, Shakopee, MN 55379). Guests will participate in activities and enjoy entertainment, including photo opportunities and breakout panel sessions. The festival will conclude with an NFL player speech.
The NFL Youth & High School Football department will again host a developmental camp on Thursday, Feb. 1 from 5-8 p.m. in Braemar Arena (7501 Ikola Way, Edina, MN 55439) for current and future middle school football players. Participants will learn football skills and drills designed that help develop football players, and will discuss character and football values associated with the game.
The NFL Youth & High School Football department will host a breakfast for 40 key partners and stakeholders on Thursday, Feb. 1 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at NFL House. The Youth & High School Football Partner Breakfast will help foster further development and support for youth and high school football initiatives, provide networking opportunities and serve as an open forum to discuss the Youth & High School Football landscape. This breakfast is also an opportunity for the NFL Youth & High School Football department to thank those who are committed to growing the game of football.
The NFL will celebrate high school football participants on Friday, Feb. 2 from 4-8:30 p.m. at Super Bowl Experience driven by Genesis. The NFL Youth & High School department will provide 300 complimentary tickets to local high school football players. These student-athletes can invite one peer who does not currently play football, but is interested in learning more about the game.
Play Football High School Day activities include a skills and drills session on the Play Football field, breakout sessions led by professionals in the sports industry and a chance to explore Super Bowl Experience.
On Friday, Feb. 2, football players from Minneapolis' North Community High School will participate in a walkthrough at U.S. Bank Stadium for a camera test for NBC's Super Bowl LII broadcast. These student-athletes will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take the field and run a few plays before the NFC and AFC champions compete for the Lombardi Trophy.
After the camera walkthrough, North High School will join other high school football players and students at Play Football High School Football Day at Super Bowl Experience driven by Genesis.