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.


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 inaugural 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 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.   

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.

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.

The NFL will host its third NFL Women's Summit at Super Bowl LII, on Feb. 2 in Minneapolis.

The league will bring together current and future leaders to discuss how football and the broader sports world can continue to support the advancement of women on and off the field.

The NFL collaborated with the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee and the Minnesota Vikings to invite approximately 300 Minneapolis-area women college and graduate students to attend the Women's Summit, alongside more than 200 members of the NFL Football Family.

"We have the privilege of once again using our biggest platform—the Super Bowl—to convene a conversation about the advancement of women on and off the field. We want the young women attending, and about to embark on their own careers, to hear insights from leaders across the industry and be inspired to dream big," said NFL Chief Marketing Officer Dawn Hudson.

NFL partner Procter & Gamble's trusted female brand Secret is participating again in this year's Women's Summit.

"At Secret, we know it takes guts to redefine cultural norms, and we proudly support all women's efforts—big or small—to take life and stress head on," said Janine Miletic, Brand Director for Secret. "The women in the NFL are exceptional examples of people who are shaking the status quo and redefining expectations. We're excited to celebrate these women by partnering with the NFL at the Women's Summit to showcase their stories of courage and resilience and champion others to push boundaries and accomplish their own dreams."

Issa Rae, actress, writer and producer of HBO's Insecure will be the featured speaker. The Golden Globe nominee and New York Times best-selling author will bring her unique flare to a discussion of women trailblazing their own paths.

The Women's Summit will be emceed by Maria Menounos, Emmy winner and New York Times best-selling author. Menounos will be joined by more than two dozen speakers exploring mentorship, healthy relationships and advocacy, among others. Panelists and special guests include:

  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
  • Michele Tafoya, NBC Sports Sideline Reporter
  • Beth Mowins, ESPN and CBS Play-by-Play Announcer
  • Christine Driessen, ESPN Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Kevin Warren, Minnesota Vikings Chief Operating Officer
  • Cathy Lanier, NFL Chief Security Officer
  • Jennifer Storms, NBC Sports Group Chief Marketing Officer
  • NFL Legends, DeAngelo Williams, Warrick Dunn and Charles "Peanut" Tillman
  • Lindsay Whalen, Team USA Olympic Gold Medalist and Minnesota Lynx Player
  • Barbara Butts Williams, Capella University Executive Dean of External Relations & Partnerships and Dean Emeritus
  • Jeanne M. Bonk, Los Angeles Chargers Executive Vice President -Chief Operating Officer
  • Anne Doepner, Minnesota Vikings Director of Football Administration
  • Sheila Oliver, Fox 9 Vice President and General Manager
  • Andrea Kremer, NFL Network Chief Correspondent
  • Steve Wyche, NFL Network Reporter

  • Sam Gordon, Youth Football Star
  • Robert Gulliver, NFL Executive Vice President of Human Resources
  • Johanna Faries, NFL Vice President of Marketing Strategy & Fan Development
  • Janet Fletcher, Procter & Gamble Sports Marketing Director
  • Bridget Brennan, Female Factor Founder and CEO
  • Tami Hedrick, Minnesota Vikings Director of Vikings Women and Strategic Development
  • Karin Nelsen, Minnesota Vikings Vice President of Legal and Human Resources
  • Tanya Dreesen, Minnesota Vikings Vice President of Partner Activation & Special Projects
  • Jessica Worley, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vice President of Corporate Partnerships
  • Nikki Donofrio, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vice President of Marketing & Community Relations

Follow live social media coverage of the NFL Women's Summit on Twitter on the NFL's @SuperBowl handle and join the conversation across platforms with #NFLWomensSummit.