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. 

Technology

In the NFL, balancing technology with tradition.

Impact of Television

How television has changed the game.

Big Data Bowl

The annual analytics contest explores statistical innovations in football — how the game is played and coached.

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.

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

NFL Tiebreaking Procedures

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

Signals Intelligence

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

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.

The NFL has announced the AFC and NFC All-Stars for the 2020 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon, which kicks off at 3 p.m. EST on Sunday, Jan. 26. The game will air on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and will be simulcast on ABC and Disney XD. This marks the third time the game will be available on both broadcast and cable networks.

The Pro Bowl players were determined by the combination of votes from fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counted one-third toward determining the 88 All-Stars. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its All-Star teams. It was also the first professional sports league to offer online voting, which it introduced in 1995.

Thirty teams had at least one player selected to the 2020 Pro Bowl, and 24 clubs had multiple players chosen. The Baltimore Ravens, led by second-year quarterback Lamar Jackson, placed a league-best 12 players on the AFC roster, while the New Orleans Saints led the NFC with seven players. The 2019 Ravens join the 2007 Dallas Cowboys (13 players) and 1973 Miami Dolphins (12) as the only teams to have 12 or more players selected to the Pro Bowl since 1970.

Twenty-five of the players are first-time All-Stars, including three rookies — defensive end Nick Bosa of the San Francisco 49ers, return specialist Mecole Hardman of the Kansas City Chiefs and return specialist Deonte Harris of the Saints.

The 2020 Pro Bowl coaching staffs will come from the AFC and NFC teams with the best regular-season records that lose in the Divisional round of the playoffs.

Under terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each player on the winning team receives $70,000, while each player on the losing squad earns $35,000.

Pro Bowl tickets start at just $45 and are on sale at NFL.com/ProBowlOnSale. Get “access to awesome” as fans in attendance can watch and cheer on the players as they enter the stadium on the Pro Bowl Red Carpet. Concession deals and Kid Zone activities will be available inside the stadium during the game, and post-game fireworks to close out celebration.

2020 PRO BOWL PLAYERS BY CLUB

PLAYER

POSITION

PRO BOWLS

ARIZONA (2)

 

 

Budda Baker

Free Safety

2

Chandler Jones

Outside Linebacker

3

ATLANTA (2)

 

 

Grady Jarrett

Interior Lineman

1

Julio Jones

Wide Receiver

7

BALTIMORE (12)

 

 

Mark Andrews

Tight End

1

Morgan Cox

Long Snapper

3

Marlon Humphrey

Cornerback

1

Mark Ingram

Running Back

3

Lamar Jackson

Quarterback

1

Matthew Judon

Outside Linebacker

1

Marcus Peters

Cornerback

3

Patrick Ricard

Fullback

1

Ronnie Stanley

Tackle

1

Earl Thomas

Free Safety

7

Justin Tucker

Placekicker

3

Marshal Yanda

Guard

8

BUFFALO (1)

Tre’Davious White

Cornerback

1

CAROLINA (2)

 

 

Luke Kuechly

Inside/Middle Linebacker

7

Christian McCaffrey

Running Back

1

CHICAGO (3)

 

 

Eddie Jackson

Free Safety

2

Khalil Mack

Outside Linebacker

5

Cordarrelle Patterson

Special Teamer

3

CINCINNATI (1)

 

 

Geno Atkins

Interior Lineman

8

CLEVELAND (2)

 

 

Nick Chubb

Running Back

1

Jarvis Landry

Wide Receiver

5

DALLAS (4)

 

 

Ezekiel Elliott

Running Back

3

Travis Frederick

Center

5

Zack Martin

Guard

6

Tyron Smith

Tackle

7

DENVER (1)

 

 

Von Miller

Outside Linebacker

8

DETROIT (1)

 

 

Darius Slay

Cornerback

3

GREEN BAY (2)

 

 

David Bakhtiari

Tackle

2

Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback

8

HOUSTON (3)

 

 

DeAndre Hopkins

Wide Receiver

4

Laremy Tunsil

Tackle

1

Deshaun Watson

Quarterback

2

INDIANAPOLIS (2)

 

 

Darius Leonard

Inside/Middle Linebacker

1

Quenton Nelson

Guard

2

JACKSONVILLE (1)

 

 

Calais Campbell

Defensive End

5

KANSAS CITY (6)

 

 

Frank Clark

Defensive End

1

Mecole Hardman

Return Specialist

1

Tyreek Hill

Wide Receiver

4

Chris Jones

Interior Lineman

1

Travis Kelce

Tight End

5

Patrick Mahomes

Quarterback

2

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (2)

 

 

Keenan Allen

Wide Receiver

3

Joey Bosa

Defensive End

2

LOS ANGELES RAMS (2)

 

 

Aaron Donald

Interior Lineman

6

Jalen Ramsey

Cornerback

3

MINNESOTA (3)

 

 

Dalvin Cook

Running Back

1

Danielle Hunter

Defensive End

2

Harrison Smith

Strong Safety

5

NEW ENGLAND (3)

 

 

Stephon Gilmore

Cornerback

3

Dont’a Hightower

Inside/Middle Linebacker

2

Matthew Slater

Special Teamer

8

NEW ORLEANS (7)

 

 

Terron Armstead

Tackle

2

Drew Brees

Quarterback

13

Deonte Harris

Return Specialist

1

Cameron Jordan

Defensive End

5

Marshon Lattimore

Cornerback

2

Wil Lutz

Placekicker

1

Michael Thomas

Wide Receiver

3

NEW YORK JETS (1)

 

 

Jamal Adams

Strong Safety

2

OAKLAND (2)

 

 

Trent Brown

Tackle

1

Rodney Hudson

Center

3

PHILADELPHIA (5)

 

 

Brandon Brooks

Guard

3

Fletcher Cox

Interior Lineman

5

Zach Ertz

Tight End

3

Jason Kelce

Center

3

Rick Lovato

Long Snapper

1

PITTSBURGH (5)

 

 

David DeCastro

Guard

5

Minkah Fitzpatrick

Free Safety

1

Cameron Heyward

Interior Lineman

3

Maurkice Pouncey

Center

8

T.J. Watt

Outside Linebacker

2

SAN FRANCISCO (4)

 

 

Nick Bosa

Defensive End

1

Kyle Juszczyk

Fullback

4

George Kittle

Tight End

2

Richard Sherman

Cornerback

5

SEATTLE (2)

 

 

Bobby Wagner

Inside/Middle Linebacker

7

Russell Wilson

Quarterback

7

TAMPA BAY (3)

 

 

Shaquil Barrett

Outside Linebacker

1

Mike Evans

Wide Receiver

3

Chris Godwin

Wide Receiver

1

TENNESSEE (2)

 

 

Derrick Henry

Running Back

1

Brett Kern

Punter

3

WASHINGTON (2)

 

 

Brandon Scherff

Guard

3

Tress Way

Punter

1

 

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