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 procedures for breaking ties for postseason playoffs.
A quick reference guide to the NFL rulebook.
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.
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, in conjunction with Game Plan, have announced a customized eLearning curriculum for NFL rookies and collegiate student-athletes across the country. Combining interactive workshops with innovative tools, the content is designed to provide personal and professional skill-building opportunities that will benefit players during and after their playing experience.
“Throughout history, football has adjusted to each generation’s communications and learning preferences,” said Troy Vincent, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations. “This platform meets student athletes and NFL players on the device of their choice and delivers curriculum and resources to assist them as they transition through their athletic and professional journey.”
The Rookie Success Programming, administered to newly drafted and undrafted NFL rookies, is an onboarding platform that provides educational resources to aid in a successful transition to the NFL. In collaboration with each club, NFL Player Engagement staff will discuss available resources, programs and benefits, as well as player policies, financial education, social responsibility and working with the media.
Available to 130 Division I FBS college football programs across 10 conferences, the collegiate curriculum includes courses on maximizing campus resources, the football experience on and off the field, the importance of role models and mentorship, Combine preparation and the NFL scouting evaluation process. The courses are available and being administered to student-athletes by their institution’s football and academic athletic administrator.
All eLearning courses will be available through Game Plan’s app-based platform, which can be accessed by mobile device, tablet or desktop computer.
“We are so proud to work with the NFL to provide customized content for collegiate student-athletes and NFL rookies,” said Vin McCaffrey, CEO of Game Plan. “Their efforts directly align with our mission to guide athletes throughout their journey, and we are excited to deliver a new, cutting edge educational tool to engage with them.”
The eLearning courses, the latest enhancement to the NFL’s College Outreach Program, provide college football programs with a year-round curriculum for continued education and growth. To learn more about this initiative, visit NFL College Outreach eLearning Program.