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.
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.
The NFL announced its plans to honor, empower and connect our nation's service members, veterans and their families as part of Salute to Service. The military community has faced numerous challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, underscoring the importance of supporting service members and veterans now more than ever.
Since 2011, the initiative has raised more than $44 million for military and veteran support organizations such as the Bob Woodruff Foundation, Pat Tillman Foundation, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, United Service Organizations, and Wounded Warrior Project®.
During Weeks 9-11 of the 2020 season, all 32 clubs will honor and show gratitude for the military community with a series of events and virtual activations. Salute to Service will be celebrated with a mix of stencils, camouflage-themed game balls, helmet decals and gear from Gatorade, New Era and Nike – some of which will be auctioned at NFL.com/Auction. Additionally, custom merchandise will be available at NFLShop.com and in select stadium retail stores.
"Our nation's heroes are not immune to the significant perils brought on by this pandemic," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "Many service members and their families are physically divided – either because of COVID-19 or due to their military deployment. This Veterans Day – and throughout Salute to Service – we express our gratitude to veterans and active service members for helping preserve our health and safety, and for protecting and defending our freedoms domestically and abroad. The NFL and our 32 clubs humbly salute and thank you for your service to our country."
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and NFL Legends Peyton Manning and Emmitt Smith are featured in television spots that will air across network partners throughout Salute to Service, including this spot that will air during Week 9.
Additional Salute to Service activities include virtual experiences and “surprise-and-delight” moments from current player and Legend videocalls, jersey giveaways, and secret Madden matchups.
Official NFL partners will join the NFL in recognizing and supporting our nation's service members through projects that provide ways for fans to get involved. The NFL and USAA will honor a deserving member of the NFL community with the annual Salute to Service Award presented by USAA. The award recognizes NFL players, alumni, coaches, owners, and front office staff who demonstrate an exemplary commitment to honoring and supporting the military community.
For more information on Salute to Service, visit NFL.com/Salute.