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 and services NFL Player Engagement provides to assist 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.
Strengthening football and the community.
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.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 8:25 PM ET | Oakland-Alameda County Stadium | Referee: Craig Wrolstad
Week 7 begins on Thursday night (8:25 PM ET, CBS/NFLN/Amazon Prime) with an AFC West battle as the Kansas City Chiefs visit the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Stadium. The Chiefs and Raiders meet for the 117th time in series history (including the postseason), with Kansas City leading the all-time series, 62-52-2. The Chiefs have won five consecutive meetings against the Raiders.
Kansas City enters Week 6 atop the AFC with a 5-1 record. Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith leads the NFL with a 119.2 passer rating and has 12 touchdown passes without an interception this season, tied with Randall Cunningham (12 in 1998) for the most touchdown passes without an interception through a team's first six games of a season. Kansas City rookie running back Kareem Hunt leads the NFL with 885 scrimmage yards (630 rushing, 255 receiving) and is the only rookie in NFL history with at least 100 scrimmage yards in each of his team's first six games of a season. Oakland wide receiver Michael Crabtree had a touchdown catch in the Raiders' Week 6 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Crabtree ties for third in the NFL with five touchdown catches this season and has 22 touchdown receptions since 2015, tied for the third-most in the league over that span. Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack, who had a sack and a forced fumble in the last meeting, has 30 sacks since 2015, the most in the NFL over that span.
|KANSAS CITY CHIEFS||OAKLAND RAIDERS|
|LAST WEEK||L 19-13 vs. Pittsburgh||L 17-16 vs. Los Angeles Chargers|
|COACH VS. OPP.||Andy Reid: 8-3||Jack Del Rio: 3-6|
|PASSING||Alex Smith: 140-192-1637-12-0-119.2||Derek Carr: 95-139-924-8-4-93.9|
|RUSHING||Kareem Hunt (R): 106-630-5.9-4||Marshawn Lynch: 70-257-3.7-2|
|RECEIVING||Travis Kelce (TE): 33-390-11.8-2||Michael Crabtree: 25-304-12.2-5|
|SACKS||Justin Houston: 5.5||Khalil Mack: 4|
|INTs||Terrance Mitchell, Marcus Peters: 2||-|
|TAKE/GIVE||+7 (8/1)||-2 (5/7)|
|PUNTING (NET)||Dustin Colquitt: 44.8 (39.2)||Marquette King: 52.7 (47.4)|
|KICKING||Harrison Butker (R): 36 (6/6 PAT; 10/11 FG)||Giorgio Tavecchio: 40 (13/14 PAT; 9/9 FG)|
LEADER: Chiefs lead all-time series, 60-51-2
STREAKS: Chiefs have won past 5
LAST GAME: 12/8/16: Raiders 13 at Chiefs 21
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/16/16: Chiefs 26, Raiders 10
ON THE AIRWAVES
TV: CBS/NFLN/Amazon Prime (8:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter), Jay Feely (Field reporter)
NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Tony Boselli | SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 81 (KC), 83 (Oak) | XM: 88 (WW1), 81 (KC), 83 (Oak)
QB Alex Smith has 9-1 record (.900) with 19 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 105.9 rating in 10 career meetings. In 4 career games at Oak., has 9 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 129.9 rating. Aims for 3rd in row vs. division with 110+ rating. Leads NFL with 119.2 rating. Has 12 TD passes with 0 INTs, tied with Randall Cunningham (1998) for most TD passes with 0 INTs in team’s 1st 6 games of season.
RB Kareem Hunt (rookie) had 110 scrimmage yards (89 rec., 21 rush) last week. Leads NFL with 885 scrimmage yards (147.5 per game), 3rd most in NFL history by rookie in team’s 1st 6 games of season. Aims for 7th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards. Leads league with 630 rush yards. RB Charcandrick West had rush TD in last meeting.
WR-PR Tyreek Hill had TD catch & 78-yard PR-TD in last meeting. In 7 career games vs. division, has 9 TDs (4 rec., 2 rush, 2 PR, 1 KR). TE Travis Kelce had 101 rec. yards in last game vs. Oak. Has 100+ rec. yards in 3 of past 5 vs. division. Has 33 catches in 2017, 2nd most among NFL TEs. WR De’Anthony Thomas had TD catch last week. Aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD.
LB Justin Houston has sack in 3 of past 4 meetings. Has 15 sacks, 8 PD, 3 FFs & INT-TD in past 10 vs. division. Since entering league in 2011, ties for 3rd in NFL with 65.5 sacks. CB Marcus Peters had INT last week. Aims for 3rd road meeting in row with INT. Has INT in 5 of past 7 division road games. LB Dee Ford has 3 sacks in past 3 meetings.
QB Derek Carr has 1,503 pass yards (250.5 per game) with 14 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 106.6 rating in past 6 at home. Since entering league in 2014, has 89 pass TDs vs. 35 INTs (2.54:1), 7th best TD/INT ratio in NFL.
RB Marshawn Lynch had 124 rush yards in last meeting (11/16/14 with Sea.). Has rush TD in 2 of past 3 at home. Has 53 rush TDs since 2011, most in NFL.
WR Amari Cooper has 198 rec. yards (99 per game) in past 2 home meetings. WR Michael Crabtree had TD catch last week. Aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3 vs. division. Ties for 3rd in NFL with 5 TD catches in 2017. Has 22 rec. TDs since 2015, tied for 3rd most in NFL. WR Cordarrelle Patterson had 47-yard rush TD last week. Is 1 of 2 NFL WRs (Tavon Austin) with 5+ rec. TDs (7) & 5+ rush TDs (6) since 2013. TE Jared Cook has 21 catches in 2017, tied for 5th among AFC TEs.
DE Khalil Mack had sack & FF in last meeting. Has 4 sacks in past 4 meetings. Has 30 sacks since 2015, most in NFL over span. LB Bruce Irvin has sack in 2 of past 3. Has 4 sacks in past 4 vs. division. CB TJ Carrie has INT in 2 of past 3 meetings. CB David Amerson had FR last week. Since entering league in 2013, has 63 PD, 3rd most in NFL. S Reggie Nelson has 35 INTs since entering league in 2007, most among active players. S Karl Joseph leads team & ranks 3rd among NFL safeties with 42 tackles.