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.
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: