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.
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 the NFL brotherhood.
NFL Total Wellness assists players, Legends and their families before, during and after their playing experiences.
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.
The NFL's familiar hand signals help fans better understand the game.
The NFL's procedures for breaking ties for postseason playoffs.
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.
The Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers will kick off the NFL's season in the 2020 Hall of Fame Game on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. ET in Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, adjacent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The game marks the seventh appearance by each club in the annual preseason game, which is tied for the most by any team. Both teams own 3-3 records in Hall of Fame Games.
Steelers coach Bill Cowher and safety Troy Polamalu and former Cowboys Coach Jimmy Johnson will be enshrined into the Hall of Fame as members of the Centennial Class of 2020. Steve Atwater, Isaac Bruce, Steve Hutchinson, Edgerrin James, Steve Sabol, Paul Tagliabue and George Young will also go into the Hall at the annual Enshrinement Ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
Tickets for the 2020 Hall of Fame Game go on sale Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. ET at www.profootballhof.com/tickets.
Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, a key component of Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village around the Hall's campus, was labeled as among "13 Game-Changing NFL Stadiums" by Forbes.
The 10 Seniors for the special Centennial Class will be formally enshrined during the Centennial Celebration slated for September in Canton. Safeties Cliff Harris (Cowboys) and Donnie Shell (Steelers) will be enshrined on Friday, Sept. 18 along with Harold Carmichael, Jimbo Covert, Bobby Dillon, Winston Hill, Alex Karras, Duke Slater, Mac Speedie and Ed Sprinkle.
The 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls kicks off with the Hall of Fame Game on Thursday, Aug. 6, the Enshrinement Ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 8, and Concert for Legends on Sunday, Aug. 9. All three events take place in Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Other events include the nationally televised Enshrinees Gold Jacket Dinner (Friday, Aug. 7) and the Enshrinees Roundtable (Sunday, Aug. 9).
Official ticket packages are available for the 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls and are on sale now at www.hofexperiences.com/ or by calling 844-751-0532.