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

NFL Tiebreaking Procedures

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

NFL Rules Digest

A quick reference guide to the NFL rulebook.

Signals Intelligence

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

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 26, 2017 | 8:25 PM ET | M&T Bank Stadium | Referee: John Parry

Week 8 kicks off on Thursday night (8:25 PM ET, CBS/NFLN/Amazon Prime) with an AFC showdown as the Baltimore Ravens welcome the Miami Dolphins to M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens and Dolphins meet for the 15th time (including the postseason), with Baltimore leading the all-time series, 8-6. The Ravens have won six of the past seven meetings dating back to 2008, including a 27-9 win in the 2008 Wild Card meeting.

Miami enters Week 8 following a 31-28 victory over the New York Jets last week. Dolphins cornerback Bobby McCain intercepted a pass late in the fourth quarter to set up the game-winning 39-yard field goal by Cody Parkey with 22 seconds remaining in the contest. Wide receivers Jarvis Landry (93 receiving yards, one touchdown) and Kenny Stills (85, two) paced the offense and linebacker Cameron Wake had 2.5 sacks in the win. Landry is tied for second in the NFL with 45 catches and ranks fourth in the league with 333 catches since entering the NFL in 2014. Baltimore looks to rebound this week following a 24-16 loss at Minnesota in Week 7. Baltimore linebacker C.J. Mosley leads the NFL with 64 tackles and is one of three players (Luke Kuechly and Telvin Smith) with at least 400 tackles (401), five sacks (seven) and five interceptions (seven) since 2014. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco completed 36 of 47 attempts (76.6 percent) for 381 yards with four touchdowns for a 119.2 rating in the last meeting between the two teams (December 4, 2016), which Baltimore won 38-6.

LAST WEEK W 31-28 vs. New York Jets L 24-16 at Minnesota
COACH VS. OPP. Adam Gase: 0-1 John Harbaugh: 5-1
PTS. FOR/AGAINST 15.3/18.7 18.8/21.1
OFFENSE 261.8 277.6
PASSING Jay Cutler: 113-180-995-7-5-78.8
OR Matt Moore: 13-21-188-2-1-102.9
Joe Flacco: 143-224-1189-5-8-70.0
RUSHING Jay Ajayi: 125-442-3.5-0 Alex Collins: 62-365-5.9-0
RECEIVING Jarvis Landry: 45-365-8.1-3 Javorius Allen (RB): 31-143-4.6-1
DEFENSE 308.2 334.6
SACKS Cameron Wake: 6 Terrell Suggs: 4.5
INTs Reshad Jones, Bobby McCain: 1 Brandon Carr: 3
TAKE/GIVE -2 (6/8) +3 (15/12)
PUNTING (NET) Matt Haack (R): 46.4 (41.0) Sam Koch: 46.4 (41.2)
KICKING Cody Parkey: 32 (8/10 PAT; 8/8 FG) Justin Tucker: 50 (11/11 PAT; 13/15 FG)

LEADER: Series tied, 6-6
STREAKS: Ravens have won 5 of past 6
LAST GAME: 12/4/16: Dolphins 6 at Ravens 38


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: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli | SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 81 (Mia), 83 (Bal) | XM: 88 (WW1), 81 (Mia), 83 (Bal)


  • QB Jay Cutler passed for 2 TDs with 114.1 rating last week. QB Matt Moore had 2 pass TDs with 102.9 rating in Week 7. In past 6 starts on road, has 15 pass TDs vs. 3 INTs for 115.0 rating.

  • RB Jay Ajayi had 87 scrimmage yards (61 rush, 26 rec.) in last meeting. Has 207 scrimmage yards (103.5 per game) in past 2. In past 4 on road, has 474 rush yards (118.5 per game) with rush TD.

  • WR Jarvis Landry had 93 rec. yards with TD last week. Aims for 4th in row with TD catch. Had 11 catches in last meeting. Ties for 2nd in NFL with 45 catches. Since entering league in 2014, has 333 catches, 4th most in NFL. WR Kenny Stills had 2 TD catches last week, his 2nd career multi-TD game. Has 3 TD catches in past 2. Has rec. TD in 4 of past 5 on road. WR DE Vante Parker aims for 3rd meeting in row with TD catch. TE Anthony Fasano had TD catch last week.

  • DE Cameron Wake had 2.5 sacks in Week 7. Has 16 games with 2+ sacks since entering league in 2009, tied for 4th most among active players. Has 6 sacks in past 5. Aims for 6th in row with 0.5+ sacks. S Reshad Jones has INT in 2 of past 3 meetings. CB Bobby McCain had INT in Week 7. DT Ndamukong Suh has 2.5 sacks in past 3. LB Lawrence Timmons has 49 tackles (9.8 per game), 3 sacks & FF in past 5 meetings.


  • QB Joe Flacco has completed 117 of 162 (72.2 pct.) for 1,417 yards (283.4 per game) with 9 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 109.5 rating in past 5 meetings. Completed 36 of 47 (76.6 pct.) for 381 yards with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT for 119.2 rating in last game vs. Mia.
  • RB Terrance West had 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in last meeting. RB Javorius Allen had 170 scrimmage yards (107 rec., 63 rush) with TD catch in only career game vs. Mia. (12/6/15). Has 31 catches in 2017, 6th most among NFL RBs. RB Alex Collins leads NFL with 5.89 yards per carry avg. Has 156 rush yards (78 per game) in past 2 at home.
  • WR Mike Wallace had 15 TD catches in 2 seasons with Mia. (2013-14). Has TD catch in 2 of 3 career meetings. TE Benjamin Watson has TD catch in 2 of past 3 vs. Mia. Has 463 career catches, 6th most among active TEs. WR Chris Moore had 1st career TD catch last week.
  • LB C.J. Mosley has 46 tackles (11.5 per game), 2 FFs & FR in past 4 at home. Is 1 of 3 NFL players (Luke Kuechly & Telvin Smith) with 400+ tackles (401), 5+ sacks (7) & 5+ INTs (7) since entering league in 2014. S Eric Weddle has INT in 2 of past 3 at home. Had INT in last meeting. LB Matt Judon had sack in last meeting. S Lardarius Webb aims for 3rd in row at home with sack. Had INT & TFL in last game vs. Mia. LB Terrell Suggs has 8.5 sacks & INT-TD in past 7 meetings. CB Brandon Carr ties for 3rd in NFL with 3 INTs.