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.
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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.
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Get a snapshot of the current NFL game stats, updated weekly during the regular season.
For the fourth consecutive year, Pro Bowlers from the AFC and NFC will compete against each other in unique competitions at the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, which will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 1:30 p.m. EST. Fans can get tickets to the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown at NFL.com/PBSkillsOnsale.
The Skills Showdown will air Thursday, Jan. 23 at 9 p.m. EST on ESPN.
The following players have been confirmed to participate in the 2020 Pro Bowl Skills Showdown: Cleveland's Nick Chubb, Pittsburgh's Cameron Heyward, Cleveland's Jarvis Landry, Denver's Von Miller, Pittsburgh's Minkah Fitzpatrick and New England's Stephon Gilmore. New Orleans' Cameron Jordan and Detroit's Darius Slay are set to participate in the event.
More players will be announced at a later date.
The Skills Showdown is one of the many events occurring during Pro Bowl Week, culminating with the 2020 Pro Bowl on Sunday, Jan. 26, at Orlando's Camping World Stadium. Tickets to the game, which kicks off at 3 p.m. EST are on sale now at NFL.com/ProBowlOnSale.
The 2020 Pro Bowl Legends Captains, Terrell Davis and Bruce Smith of the AFC and Darrell Green and Michael Vick of the NFC, will lead their respective squads. Each Skills Showdown team will feature 10 All-Stars: two quarterbacks, one running back, two wide receivers/tight ends, three linemen/linebackers and two defensive backs.
Taking place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, the Skills Showdown will be produced by ESPN and A. Smith & Co. Productions, producers of shows such as American Ninja Warrior, Hell's Kitchen and The Titan Games.
Competitions at the Skills Showdown include:
Fans are encouraged to join the conversation surrounding the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown on social media using the hashtag #ProBowlSkills. For additional information and to find out more about week-of festivities, fans are encouraged to visit ProBowl.com.