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 & 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 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.
The NFL has announced its 65-game preseason schedule, which includes a slate of eight nationally televised games.
The 2019 preseason will kick off on Thursday, Aug. 1 in Canton, Ohio, when the Atlanta Falcons face the Denver Broncos in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
NFL Network will provide extensive coverage of the NFL preseason, including live or re-aired broadcasts of all 65 games.
Below is the complete 2019 NFL preseason schedule:
NFL/Hall of Fame Game – Aug. 1
*Denver vs Atlanta (NBC)
Week 1 – Aug. 8-12
NY Jets at NY Giants
Tennessee at Philadelphia
Carolina at Chicago
New England at Detroit
Houston at Green Bay
Minnesota at New Orleans
LA Chargers at Arizona
Dallas at San Francisco
Denver at Seattle
Indianapolis at Buffalo
Atlanta at Miami
Jacksonville at Baltimore
Washington at Cleveland
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh
Cincinnati at Kansas City
LA Rams at Oakland
Week 2 – Aug. 15-19
Chicago at NY Giants
Cincinnati at Washington
Seattle at Minnesota (FOX, 8/18)
NY Jets at Atlanta
Buffalo at Carolina
Miami at Tampa Bay
Oakland at Arizona (ESPN, 8/15)
Dallas at LA Rams++
Green Bay at Baltimore
Kansas City at Pittsburgh
Detroit at Houston
Cleveland at Indianapolis
Philadelphia at Jacksonville
New England at Tennessee
San Francisco at Denver (ESPN, 8/19)
New Orleans at LA Chargers (CBS, 8/18)
Week 3 – Aug. 22-25
Houston at Dallas
Baltimore at Philadelphia
Buffalo at Detroit (CBS, 8/23)
Arizona at Minnesota
Washington at Atlanta
Cleveland at Tampa Bay
Denver at LA Rams
Jacksonville at Miami (FOX, 8/22)
Carolina at New England
New Orleans at NY Jets
NY Giants at Cincinnati
Chicago at Indianapolis
Pittsburgh at Tennessee (NBC, 8/25)
San Francisco at Kansas City
Green Bay vs Oakland+
Seattle at LA Chargers
Week 4 – Aug. 29-30
Tampa Bay at Dallas
Baltimore at Washington
Tennessee at Chicago
Kansas City at Green Bay
Pittsburgh at Carolina
Miami at New Orleans
LA Chargers at San Francisco
Oakland at Seattle
Minnesota at Buffalo
NY Giants at New England
Philadelphia at NY Jets
Indianapolis at Cincinnati
Detroit at Cleveland
LA Rams at Houston
Atlanta at Jacksonville
Arizona at Denver
*NFL/Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio; +Site to be determined; ++Honolulu, HI