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.
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 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 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. 6.2.5
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.
The NFL playoffs kick off with Wild Card Weekend on Saturday, Jan. 4 when the Buffalo Bills visit the Houston Texans (ESPN/ABC, 4:35 PM ET) and the Tennessee Titans visit the New England Patriots (CBS, 8:15 PM ET).
On Sunday, Jan. 5, the Minnesota Vikings visit the New Orleans Saints (FOX, 1:05 PM ET) and the Seattle Seahawks are at the Philadelphia Eagles (NBC, 4:40 PM ET).
The playoffs continue Jan. 11-12 when the Baltimore Ravens (Saturday, CBS, 8:15 PM ET) and Kansas City Chiefs (Sunday, CBS, 3:05 PM ET) in the AFC and the Green Bay Packers (Sunday, FOX, 6:40 PM ET) and San Francisco 49ers (Saturday, NBC, 4:35 PM ET) in the NFC host Divisional Playoff games. The Ravens and 49ers own home-field advantage for the Conference Championship games (Jan. 19) if they win their Divisional contests.
Super Bowl LIV will be played on Sunday, Feb. 2 (FOX, 6:30 PM ET), at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.
The 2020 Pro Bowl (ESPN, with simulcast on ABC, 3 PM ET) will be played on Sunday, Jan. 26, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
Six playoff teams won at least 12 regular-season games in 2019, which equals 2003 and 2011 for the most teams with 12-or-more wins in a single postseason. This season’s records:
The combined winning percentage of the 2019 playoff field is .708 (136-56), the highest combined winning percentage among postseason teams since 2005, when teams combined for a .719 winning percentage (138-54).
There are five new playoff teams in 2019:
Since 1990 — a streak of 30 consecutive seasons — at least four teams have qualified for the playoffs after not making the postseason the year before.
Two teams won division titles — Green Bay (NFC North) and San Francisco (NFC West) — after missing the playoffs last season. At least two teams have won their divisions the season after missing the playoffs in 16 of the past 17 seasons.
Three divisions had new champions in 2019:
Since realignment in 2002, 29 of the 32 NFL teams have won a division title at least once.
New England has won 11 consecutive AFC East division titles, the longest streak of division championships in league annals.
Six of this season’s 12 playoff teams have won at least one Super Bowl since 1999 and have combined to capture 12 of the past 20 Vince Lombardi Trophies:
The New England Patriots (.649), Baltimore Ravens (.625), Green Bay Packers (.607) and San Francisco 49ers (.600) have the four highest postseason winning percentages in NFL history.