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.

Social Justice

NFL COVID-19 Protocols

NFL Rules Enforcement

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

NFL Way to Play

Knees Bent. Pads Down. Head Up and Out.

The NFL and HBCUs

The NFL is proud of the HBCU professional football legacy.

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. 

Game Day: Behind the Scenes

Countdown to kickoff: how NFL games happen.

Game Day Assistants

See the NFL personnel at every game, what they do and you can identify them. 


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 five NFL executives to create the NFL’s 256-game masterpiece.

Big Data Bowl

The annual analytics contest explores statistical innovations in football — how the game is played and coached.

Youth Football

Promoting the values of football.

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 and services NFL Player Engagement provides to assist every player before, during and after his football career.

NFL Legends Community

Strengthening the NFL brotherhood.

NFL Total Wellness

NFL Total Wellness assists players, Legends and their families before, during and after their playing experiences.

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 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.

NFL Video Rulebook

The NFL Video Rulebook explains NFL rules with video examples.

2020 NFL Rulebook

Explore the official rules of the game.

2020 Rules Changes and Points of Emphasis

NFL Overtime Rules

Signals Intelligence

The NFL's familiar hand signals help fans better understand the game.   

NFL Tiebreaking Procedures

The NFL's procedures for breaking ties for postseason playoffs.

NFL Rules Digest

A quick reference guide to the NFL rulebook.

Football 101

Football 101

Terms Glossary

Sharpen your NFL football knowledge with this glossary of the game's fundamental terms. 

Formations 101

See where the players line up in pro football's most common offensive and defensive formations.

Quick Guide to NFL TV Graphics

Understand what the graphics on NFL television broadcasts mean and how they can help you get the most out of watching NFL games.

NFL Instant Replay Process

The NFL’s instant replay review process focuses on expediting instant replay reviews and ensuring consistency. Learn how it works.

Stats Central

Stats Central

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

The Extra Point

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 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.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 8:25 PM ET | Levi’s Stadium | Referee: Jeff Triplette

LAST WEEK L 27-20 vs. Washington L 12-9 at Seattle
COACH VS. OPP. Sean McVay: 0-0 Kyle Shanahan: 0-0
PTS. FOR/AGAINST 33.0/18.0 6.0/17.5
OFFENSE 352.5 232.5
PASSING Jared Goff: 36-54-530-2-1-103.2 Brian Hoyer: 39-62-292-0-2-60.7
RUSHING Todd Gurley: 35-128-3.7-2 Carlos Hyde: 24-169-7.0-0
RECEIVING Todd Gurley (RB): 8-104-13.0-1 Pierre Garçon: 9-107-11.9-0
DEFENSE 305.0 299.5
SACKS Robert Quinn: 1.5 Many tied: 1
INTs Trumaine Johnson, Lamarcus Joyner: 1 Jaquiski Tartt: 1
TAKE/GIVE 0 (3/3) -1 (2/3)
PUNTING (NET) Johnny Hekker: 44.4 (43.0) Bradley Pinion: 42.7 (42.1)
KICKING Greg Zuerlein: 22 (7/7 PAT; 5/5 FG) Robbie Gould: 12 (0/0 PAT; 4/4 FG)


TV: NFLN (8:25 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Heather Cox (Field reporter)
NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Mike Holmgren | SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 81 (LAR), 83 (SF) | XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (LAR), 83 (SF)


  • QB Jared Goff has 530 pass yards (265 per game) with 2 TDs & 1 INT for 103.2 rating this season.
  • RB Todd Gurley had 136 scrimmage yards (88 rush, 48 rec.) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) last week. Aims for 3rd in row with rush TD. In 3 career meetings, has 247 rush yards (82.3 per game) & 2 TDs. Is 1 of 2 in NFL with 100+ rush yards (128) & 100+ rec. yards (104) through Week 2 (Kareem Hunt).
  • WR Tavon Austin has 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in past 4 vs. SF. Since entering NFL in 2013, is only player with 10+ rec. TDs (12), 8+ rush TDs (8) & PR-TD (3). In past 2 vs. NFC West, WR Robert Woods has 15 receptions for 206 yards (103 per game) & TD. Rookie TE Gerald Everett led team with 95 rec. yards in Week 2. Rookie WR Cooper Kupp has 109 rec. yards & TD in 2 career games.
  • DT Aaron Donald leads all DTs with 28 sacks & 58 TFLs since entering NFL in 2014. Has 2.5 sacks, FF & 2 PD in past 4 vs. NFC West. DE Robert Quinn has 3.5 sacks & FF in 4 career meetings at SF. Has 17 FFs since 2013, most in NFL. LB Alec Ogletree had team-high 11 tackles & sack last week. Has 20 tackles (10 per game) in past 2 meetings. LB Mark Barron had 10 tackles in Week 2. Has 26 tackles & 4 TFL in past 3 on road. LB Connor Barwin had 7 tackles & sack in last meeting (9/28/14 with Phi.). In past 6 on road vs. division, CB Trumaine Johnson has 2 INTs & 11 PD. Johnson & CB Lamarcus Joyner each have INT-TD.


  • QB Brian Hoyer has 300+ pass yards in 4 of past 7 starts. Has 6 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 89.1 rating in past 7.
  • RB Carlos Hyde rushed for 124 yards in Week 2. Had 88 rush yards & 2 TDs in last home meeting. In past 6 at home, has 673 scrimmage yards (112.2 per game) & 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.). Has 6 TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.) in past 6 vs. division.
  • WR Pierre Garçon had 6 catches & TD in last meeting (9/20/15 with Was.). Has 341 receptions since 2013, 4th most in NFC. Has 6+ receptions in 4 of past 5 vs. NFC West. WR Marquise Goodwin had TD catch in only career meeting (10/9/16 with Buf.).
  • DT Arik Armstead had sack last week. Had sack in last meeting at home. LB NaVorro Bowman aims for 16th in row vs. division with 6+ tackles. In past 5 vs. Rams, has 47 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 FFs & INT. Led team with 10 tackles in Week 2. Has 42 tackles, sack, FF & INT in past 5 at home. DE DeForest Buckner has 20 tackles & 2 sacks in past 3 at home. LB Aaron Lynch had sack last week. Has 5 sacks in past 8 at home vs. NFC West. LB Elvis Dumervil has 99 career sacks, 3rd most among active players. LB Ray-Ray Armstrong had only career INT in last meeting at home. S Jimmie Ward has 13 tackles & 3 PD in past 2 vs. Rams. Has 10 PD in past 6 vs. division. S Eric Reid aims for 6th in row at home with 5+ tackles. In past 4 vs. NFC West, has 30 tackles, FF & INT.