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.

NFL Rules Enforcement

Ensuring that players conduct themselves in a way that honors the sport and respects the game.

Fines & Appeals

The NFL's schedule of infractions and fines, and a process for appeal.

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. 

Gameday: Behind the Scenes

Countdown to kickoff: how NFL games happen.

Technology

In the NFL, balancing technology with tradition.

Impact of Television

How television has changed the game.

History of Instant Replay

Upon further review…

Creating the NFL Schedule

It takes hundreds of computers and four NFL executives to create the NFL's 256-game masterpiece.

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 the NFL and its partners provide to help every player before, during and after his football career.

NFL Legends Community

Celebrating, educating, embracing and connecting all former NFL players with each other, their former teams and the league.

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 command 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.

2017 NFL Rulebook

Explore the official rules of the game.

NFL Video Rulebook

The NFL Video Rulebook explains NFL rules with video examples.

2017 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.   

Stats Central

Stats Central

Go inside the game with the NFL's official game stats. Sort the stats by season or by week.

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.

Week 10 gets underway on Thursday night as the Baltimore Ravens host the Cleveland Browns (NFL Network; 8:25 PM ET) in a clash of AFC North rivals. In Week 2, Baltimore overcame a 20-point first-quarter deficit in a 25-20 victory at Cleveland. Ravens WR Mike Wallace caught two touchdowns passes and K Justin Tucker connected on a pair of fourth-quarter field goals in the victory. Browns rookie WR Corey Coleman recorded five catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns in that contest, his first career 100-yard game. This season, Ravens QB Joe Flacco became the eighth player in NFL history to eclipse 30,000 passing yards in his first nine seasons, while LB C.J. Mosley leads all NFL linebackers with three interceptions. Browns rookie QB Cody Kessler ranks fifth in the league with a 67.5 completion percentage and has posted a 96.1 passer rating in six career starts.

REGULAR SEASON SERIES
  BROWNS RAVENS
SERIES LEADER   26-9
STREAKS   4 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Hue Jackson: 0-1 John Harbaugh: 15-2
LAST WEEK L 35-10 vs. Dallas W 21-14 vs. Pittsburgh
LAST GAME 9/18/16: Ravens 25 at Browns 20. Baltimore QB Joe Flacco passes for 302 yards & 2 TDs. Ravens WR Mike Wallace 2 TD catches.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/11/15: Browns 33, Ravens 30 (OT). Cleveland QB Josh McCown passes for 457 yards & has 3 total TDs (2 pass, 1 rush). Browns K Travis Coons converts GW 32-yard FG in OT.
REFEREE Jerome Boger
BROADCAST NFLN (8:25 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Heather Cox (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Cle), 81 (Bal). XM: 226 (Cle), 225 (Bal).
STATS
PASSING Cody Kessler (R): 108-160-1150-5-1-96.1 Joe Flacco: 207-338-2078-6-7-76.0
RUSHING Isaiah Crowell: 112-528-4.7-5 Terrance West: 111-445-4.0-3
RECEIVING Terrelle Pryor: 46-579-12.6-4 Dennis Pitta (TE): 40-349-8.7-0
OFFENSE 341.0 325.1
TAKE/GIVE -4 +2
DEFENSE 421.7 298.8
SACKS Emmanuel Ogbah (R): 3 Terrell Suggs: 5
INTs 3 tied: 2 C.J. Mosley: 3
PUNTING Britton Colquitt: 45.8 Sam Koch: 46.9
KICKING Cody Parkey: 44 (11/11 PAT; 11/15 FG) Justin Tucker: 70 (10/10 PAT; 20/20 FG)

NOTES

BROWNS: Rookie QB Cody Kessler has 4 pass TDs vs. 0 INTs for 106.6 rating in past 4. Leads rookies & ranks 5th in NFL with 67.5 comp. pct. Has 100+ rating in 3 of past 4…RB Isaiah Crowell rushed for 133 yards, incl. 85-yard TD in last meeting. Had career-high 63 rec. yards last week. RB Duke Johnson has 36 catches, tied for most among NFL RBs…Since 2015, TE Gary Barnidge ranks 4th among NFL TEs with 1,469 rec. yards & tied for 4th with 115 catches. WR Terrelle Pryor had rec. TD last week. Ties for 4th in AFC with 4 rec. TD. Is only player in NFL with rush TD, rec. TD & 5+ pass att. in 2016. Rookie WR Corey Coleman had 104 rec. yards & 2 TDs in last meeting…T Joe Thomas is only OL in NFL history to be selected to Pro Bowl in each of 1st 9 seasons…CB Joe Haden had 2 INTs & 4 PD in last meeting. Since 2010, leads NFL with 97 PD. LB Christian Kirksey leads team & is 4th in NFL with 79 tackles. LB Demario Davis had 10 tackles & FF last week

RAVENS: QB Joe Flacco is 14-2 in career as starter vs. Cle. Threw for 302 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Is 1 of 8 QBs in NFL history to pass for 30,000+ yards (30,400) in 1st 9 seasons…RB Terrance West has 95+ rush yards in 2 of past 3 at home. RB Javorius Allen has 142 scrimmage yards (113 rush, 29 rec.) & rec. TD in past 2 vs. Cle…WR Mike Wallace had 124 rec. yards, incl. 95-yard TD catch last week. Is 1 of 3 in NFL history with 2 career 95+ yard rec. TDs. Had 2 rec. TDs in last meeting. Has 18 catches for 341 yards (113.7 per game) & TD in past 3. WR Steve Smith, Sr. ranks 9th in NFL history with 14,289 rec. yards. Needs 8 catches to reach 1,000 in career. Rookie WR Chris Moore returned blocked punt for TD last week. TE Dennis Pitta had 9 catches for 102 yards in last meeting. Has 40 catches, tied for 3rd among NFL TEs…LB Zachary Orr leads team with 71 tackles. Has 34 tackles in past 3. LB Terrell Suggs has most career sacks (16) by any player vs. Cle. Is franchise leader with 111.5 sacks. DT Timmy Jernigan had 1st career INT last week.

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