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, 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.

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
PTS. FOR/AGAINST 29.5/21.7 20.7/21.0
OFFENSE 387 278.3
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
DEFENSE 378.2 349.8
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

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.