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.

Return To Play

2020 NFL-NFLPA CBA: Need to know

Key takeaways from the 2020 Collective Bargaining Agreement 

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 and Out.

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. 

Game Day: Behind the Scenes

Countdown to kickoff: how NFL games happen.

Game Day Assistants

See the NFL personnel at every game, what they do and you can identify them. 


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 annual 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.

NFL Legends Community

Strengthening the NFL brotherhood.

NFL Total Wellness

NFL Total Wellness assists players, Legends and their families before, during and after their playing experiences.

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 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.

2020 NFL Rulebook

Explore the official rules of the game.

2020 Rules Changes and Points of Emphasis

NFL Overtime Rules

Signals Intelligence

The NFL's familiar hand signals help fans better understand the game.   

NFL Tiebreaking Procedures

The NFL's procedures for breaking ties for postseason playoffs.

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.

The Extra Point

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 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.

2020 Pro Bowl gameday will open with Pro Bowl Fan Central at 12 PM ET — with pregame festivities for ticketholders, starting with the Pepsi Tailgate at Pro Bowl, featuring rapper and Florida native Flo Rida. The Pepsi Tailgate stage will also feature family-friendly entertainment, including the opportunity for fans to meet NFL Legends and show off their knowledge of NFL trivia for a chance to win signed merchandise. 

Ticketed fans can participate in KidZone activities and watch their favorite players walk the Pro Bowl Red Carpet presented by Old Spice before the game. New this year — fans can join in on the fun and show off their all-star style, and a few lucky fans will be chosen to walk the red carpet.

Also during pregame, the NFL FLAG 13-14 Boys Championship game will be played on the Camping World Stadium turf, where fans can watch football's future talent on the Pro Bowl field.

Pro Bowl Halftime will feature the Utah Girls Tackle Football League — the first of its kind in the country — who will bring 22 of its best high school-aged players, including Sam Gordon, and six coaches to Pro Bowl. Sam Gordon previously starred in the NFL's Super Bowl LIII commercial, which featured the league's greatest Legends and current players to kick off the 100th season. The Utah League will play an 11 vs. 11 scrimmage during halftime.

The festivities will wrap up with postgame fireworks — weather permitting.

KultureCity, Camping World Stadium's sensory-inclusive partner, will offer families who attend the 2020 Pro Bowl with sensory accessibility resources at Pro Bowl Experience. There will be a dedicated sensory room located in the stadium on gameday to enable fans to enjoy the game with more confidence and comfort.

The 2020 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon will take place at 3 PM ET, Sunday, Jan. 26 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, and will be televised live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC and Disney XD — the third time the game will be available on both broadcast and cable networks.

Fans can get access to these awesome activities as tickets to the game are on sale now at

More information about these and all of the events taking place during Pro Bowl Week is available at