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 14 kicks off ‪on Thursday night as the Oakland Raiders travel to Kansas City to face the Chiefs (NBC, NFL Network, Twitter; ‪8:25 PM) in an AFC West showdown with playoff implications. Winners of six consecutive games, the Raiders overcame a 15-point second-half deficit to defeat Buffalo 38-24 in Week 13. Oakland QB Derek Carr is the first player in NFL history with five game-winning touchdown passes in the fourth quarter or overtime in a season, and DE Khalil Mack has nine sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and an interception in his past seven games. Last week, Kansas City S Eric Berry intercepted a two-point conversion attempt and returned it for the go-ahead score with ‪4:32 remaining in the fourth quarter in the Chiefs’ 29-28 victory at Atlanta. In the last meeting between the Raiders and Chiefs (Week 6), Kansas City RB Spencer Ware recorded 163 yards from scrimmage and a rushing touchdown, and NT Dontari Poe rushed for a one-yard score in Kansas City’s 26-10 victory at Oakland.

REGULAR SEASON SERIES
  RAIDERS CHIEFS
SERIES LEADER   59-51-2
STREAKS   Past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Jack Del Rio: 3-5 Andy Reid: 7-3
LAST WEEK W 38-24 vs. Buffalo W 29-28 at Atlanta
LAST GAME 10/16/16: Chiefs 26 at Raiders 10. Kansas City RB Spencer Ware has 163 yards from scrimmage & rush TD. Chiefs LB Dee Ford has 2 sacks & FF.
LAST GAME AT SITE 1/3/16: Chiefs 23, Raiders 17. Kansas City RB Spencer Ware rushes for 76 yards & TD. Chiefs LB D.J. Alexander blocks punt through end zone for safety.
REFEREE Terry McAulay
BROADCAST NBC/NFLN/Twitter (8:25 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Heather Cox (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Trent Green.
STATS
PASSING Derek Carr: 300-458-3375-24-5-100.3 Alex Smith: 250-371-2567-11-4-92.5
RUSHING Latavius Murray: 140-553-4.0-11 Spencer Ware: 163-734-4.5-3
RECEIVING Amari Cooper: 68-981-14.4-4 Travis Kelce (TE): 65-815-12.5-3
OFFENSE 391.7 333.3
TAKE/GIVE +12 +14
DEFENSE 389.7 384.9
SACKS Khalil Mack: 10 Dee Ford: 10
INTs Reggie Nelson: 3 Marcus Peters: 5
PUNTING Marquette King: 48.2 Dustin Colquitt: 46.3
KICKING Sebastian Janikowski: 101 (32/32 PAT; 23/29 FG) Cairo Santos: 99 (24/26 PAT; 25/28 FG)

NOTES

RAIDERS: Aim for 7th win in row…QB Derek Carr has 95+ rating in 4 of past 5. Has 11 pass TDs vs. 2 INTs in past 5…RB Latavius Murray ties for 3rd in NFL with 11 rush TDs, incl. 2 last week. Has 3 rush TDs in past 4 vs. KC… WR Amari Cooper had 10 catches for 129 yards in last meeting. Has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3 vs. division. Since 2015, is 1 of 6 in NFL with 140+ catches (140) & 14.0+ yards per catch avg. (14.7). WR Michael Crabtree has rec. TD in 2 of past 3 meetings. Has 5 rec. TD in past 8 vs. division. WR Andre Holmes had TD catch in last meeting…DE Khalil Mack has 5 TFL & 3 sacks in past 3 meetings. Aims for 8th in row with sack. Has 10 sacks, 11 TFL, 4 FFs, 3 FR & INT-TD in past 9. Since 2015, leads NFL with 25 sacks. LB Bruce Irvin aims for 4th in row with sack. CB David Amerson had INT-TD in last meeting at KC.

CHIEFS: Aim for 9th win in row vs. division…QB Alex Smith has 18 pass TDs vs. 3 INTs for 107.0 rating in 9 career starts vs. Oak…RB Spencer Ware had 163 scrimmage yards (131 rush, 32 rec.) & rush TD in last meeting. Aims for 4th in row with rush TD vs. Oak…WR Jeremy Maclin has 3 TD catches in past 3 meetings. TE Travis Kelce aims for 4th in row with 100+ rec. yards. WR Tyreek Hill ties for 2nd among rookies with 7 total TDs (5 rec., 1 rush, 1 KR-TD)…LB Justin Houston aims for 4th in row vs. Oak with sack. Has 4 sacks in past 2. S Eric Berry had INT-TD & INT for 2-pt conversion last week. LB Dee Ford had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting. Ties for 3rd in NFL with 10 sacks. NT Dontari Poe had rush TD in last meeting.

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