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.
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 four NFL executives to create the NFL’s 256-game masterpiece.
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 the NFL and its partners provide to help every player before, during and after his football career.
Celebrating, educating, embracing and connecting all former NFL players with each other, their former teams and the league.
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.
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 2018 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 3 PM ET at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium and be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC.
The Pro Bowl returns to Orlando for the second season, and will feature the league’s all-stars and Legends Captains taking part in youth activities and community events during a week-long celebration of the football community.
The Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, pitting AFC and NFC All-Stars against each other in unique competitions, will air on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 9 PM ET on ESPN. Each team will feature a mix of players from every position.
Pro Football Hall of Famer and 11-time Pro Bowler Derrick Brooks, three-time Pro Bowler Warrick Dunn, Pro Football Hall of Famer and six-time Pro Bowler Jason Taylor and Pro Football Hall of Famer and five-time Pro Bowler LaDainian Tomlinson will serve as 2018 Pro Bowl Legends Captains.
Tomlinson (offense) and Taylor (defense) will lead the AFC, while Dunn (offense) and Brooks (defense) will direct the NFC. The four Legends Captains, who were collectively selected to 25 Pro Bowls, will serve as mentors for the Pro Bowl players and be present on the sidelines on gameday.
The 44-man Pro Bowl teams are comprised of 21 offensive and 18 defensive players plus five specialists, including a long snapper. Mike Tomlin and the coaches from the Pittsburgh Steelers will lead the AFC team and Sean Payton and the coaches from the New Orleans Saints will head the NFC squad.
The NFL is the only sports league that determines its all-star teams by the consensus votes of fans, coaches and players. In 1995, the NFL became the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting.
Each player on the winning Pro Bowl team receives $64,000, while each player on the losing squad earns $32,000.
Tickets are on sale now at ProBowl.com. Last year’s Pro Bowl — the first in Orlando — featured a capacity crowd of more than 60,000. Visit ProBowl.com for additional information on Pro Bowl Week, which features a variety of free, family-friendly events in Orlando.
See the complete AFC and NFC Pro Bowl rosters.