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.
Key takeaways from the 2020 Collective Bargaining Agreement
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.
The annual analytics contest explores statistical innovations in football — how the game is played and coached.
Upon further review…
It takes hundreds of computers and five NFL executives to create the NFL’s 256-game masterpiece.
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.
The NFL's familiar hand signals help fans better understand the game.
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.
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Get a snapshot of the current NFL game stats, updated weekly during the regular season.
Participants and judges will head to Indianapolis for the second annual Big Data Bowl. This is the second iteration of the league’s data and analytics competition aimed at analyzing player performance to spur innovation in the game.
The Big Data Bowl, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 26 during the 2020 Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. The theme of this year's contest centers on rushing plays. Participants were provided with the NFL's Next Gen Stats, including speed, direction, and location information for all 22 players on the field at the moment a ball carrier receives the ball, and were tasked with predicting where the ball carrier would end up.
Six college finalists will share their methods with NFL team analytics staff. Judges will select one collegiate finalist to win a $1,000 gift card to NFL Shop and four tickets to an NFL game of their choice in the 2020 season. NFL Network predictive analytics expert Cynthia Frelund will serve as the event's emcee.
The winners of the open entry competition hosted on Kaggle during weeks 13 through 17 of the 2019 NFL season will also present their methods and findings at the live event. Philipp Singer and Dmitry Gordeev's algorithm won the grand prize of $50,000 out of 2,000 submissions from 75 countries.
Data and analytics are the underpinning of the NFL's work, including in the creation of rules changes and in monitoring player and team performance. The Big Data Bowl is one of two NFL crowd-sourcing initiatives this year — the first being the league's annual Super Bowl pitch competition, 1st and Future.
AWS is the presenting sponsor of the competition, building on their partnership with the league which includes the new "Digital Athlete" platform and its role as the Official Cloud Machine Learning Provider of Next Gen Stats. Together, the NFL and AWS are leveraging Next Gen Stats player-tracking data and machine-learning (ML) services to transform how football is analyzed, played, coached, and experienced.
The following list of collegiate finalists and representatives of the open Kaggle competition will present at the Big Data Bowl:
Big Data Bowl College Finalists
Open Kaggle Competition Presenters
The panel of judges will feature: