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.
See the NFL personnel at every game, what they do and you can identify them.
In the NFL, balancing technology with tradition.
The annual analytics contest explores statistical innovations in football — how the game is played and coached.
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.
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.
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.
Through the Super Bowl Legacy Grant Program, the NFL seeks to improve the surrounding community of the host city by giving an annual $1 million contribution from the NFL Foundation. This year, a $2.4 million grant — supported by funding from the NFL Foundation, the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee and the Miami Dolphins — has gone to five different capital improvement projects in South Florida, including downtown Miami, Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach and Broward County. Additional support for the projects was provided by South Florida-based partners — the Downtown Development Authority, City of Miami, Miami Foundation, City of Miami Beach, Miami-Dade Public Schools, Miami-Dade County, the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, the Memorial Foundation and Broward County Parks and Recreation.
The grant projects will refurbish three youth fields — converting fields from grass to synthetic — at Gwen Cherry Park, Goulds Park and Miami Beach Senior High School. New lighting will be installed in Bayfront Park as part of downtown Miami's Baywalk, and an Outdoor Fitness Zone will be built at Plantation Heritage Regional Park in Broward County.
This year, the NFL and Miami Super Bowl Host Committee's grants are focused on creating opportunities for youth to play football and compete on improved fields, and for upgrading walking paths and park facilities on which residents and visitors may participate in exercise and outdoor activities.
The ribbon cutting ceremony was followed by a Huddle for 100 volunteer event at the NFL Youth Education Town (YET) at Gwen Cherry Park. Huddle for 100 is the NFL's season-long initiative to inspire people to donate 100 minutes of their time in honor of the league's 100th season, with a goal of reaching 100 million minutes of service.
The NFL family has surpassed 300 million minutes volunteered, having exceeded the original goal on Thanksgiving Day. The NFL partnered with Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces and the Mission Continues to beautify and revitalize areas surrounding the park and community center. NFL Legends and players participated alongside 150 volunteers in mulching, gardening, bench building, painting and more. Students took part in an NFL PLAY 60 clinic on the refurbished field and also gave back through their community activities.
Commissioner Goodell presented Super Bowl tickets to two very deserving brothers — Wallace Aristides, principal of Miami Northwestern Senior High and William Aristide, principal of Booker T. Washington Senior High. The Aristide's are well-known and beloved leaders in Miami-Dade County Public Schools and are the first brothers to oversee schools that each took home football state championship titles in different classes at the same time.