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.
The inaugural 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 football and the community.
Strengthening the NFL brotherhood.
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.
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.
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.
Eight teams remain in the running for a spot in Super Bowl LIII. This weekend’s Divisional Playoffs will determine next week’s Conference Championship games.
Indianapolis Colts (11-6) at Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) (Saturday, NBC, 4:35 PM ET)
The No. 1 seed Kansas City Chiefs will host the Indianapolis Colts to kick off the Divisional Playoffs. The Chiefs won the AFC West division title for the third consecutive season in 2018 and quarterback Patrick Mahomes became the second player in NFL history with at least 5,000 passing yards and 50 touchdown passes in a single season. But the Colts lead the postseason series between the two teams (4-0) as they head into their fifth postseason meeting.
Dallas Cowboys (11-6) at Los Angeles Rams (13-3) (Saturday night, FOX, 8:15 PM ET)
The Saturday primetime matchup pits the Los Angeles Rams against the Dallas Cowboys at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Cowboys earned their first postseason win since the 2014 season by defeating Seattle 24-22 last week on Wild Card Weekend. They will have their hands full facing a Rams team that led the conference in total offense (421.1 yards per game) and scoring (32.9 points per game) this season.
Los Angeles Chargers (13-4) at New England Patriots (11-5) (Sunday, CBS, 1:05 PM ET)
The New England Patriots will welcome the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday afternoon. The Chargers defeated Baltimore 23-17 last week to advance to the Divisional Playoffs. The Patriots won the AFC East division title for the 10th consecutive season, setting an NFL record for the most consecutive seasons with a playoff berth. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady — the NFL’s all-time postseason leader in games played (37), wins (27), completions (920), passing yards (10,226) and touchdown passes (71) — will face off against Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram who had two sacks last week against the Ravens.
Philadelphia Eagles (10-7) at New Orleans Saints (13-3) (Sunday, FOX, 4:40 PM ET)
The Divisional Round concludes with a battle between the No. 1 seed New Orleans Saints and the defending Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles, who bested the Chicago Bears in last week’s Wild Card showdown, look to become the first back-to-back Super Bowl champions since the 2003-04 Patriots. Saints quarterback Drew Brees set an NFL single-season record for completion percentage (74.4) and led the league in passer rating (115.7) in 2018.