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.

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.

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 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.

College All Star Games

Strengthening football and the community.

NFL Legends Community

Strengthening the NFL brotherhood.

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.

2019 NFL Rulebook

Explore the official rules of the game. 6.2.5

2019 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.   

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.

As fan voting enters its final week, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees leads all players in balloting for the 2019 Pro Bowl. 

Rounding out the top five vote-getters are Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley, New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley and Pittsburgh running back James Conner. 

Fans can vote online at NFL.com/ProBowlVote through Thursday, December 13. 

Fans will also be able to vote directly on Twitter. To cast a vote on Twitter, fans should tweet the first and last name of the player, the player’s official Twitter handle, or a hashtag including the player’s first and last name. All three of these methods must include the hashtag: #ProBowlVote.

Pro Bowl rosters are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 88 players who will be selected to the Pro Bowl. The final Pro Bowl rosters will be announced on Tuesday, December 18.

NFL PRO BOWL TOP-10 VOTE-GETTERS 
POS. NAME TEAM VOTES
QB Drew Brees New Orleans 950,818
QB Patrick Mahomes Kansas City 884,888
RB Todd Gurley Los Angeles Rams 747,516
RB Saquon Barkley New York Giants 718,108
RB James Conner Pittsburgh 664,897
QB Jared Goff Los Angeles Rams 658,150
WR Antonio Brown Pittsburgh 630,392
RB Alvin Kamara New Orleans 582,550
WR Tyreek Hill Kansas City 560,994
TE Travis Kelce Kansas City 551,249

AFC & NFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS BY POSITION 
OFFENSE
POS. CONF. NAME, TEAM VOTES
QB AFC Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City 884,888
QB NFC Drew Brees, New Orleans 950,818
RB AFC James Conner, Pittsburgh 664,897
RB NFC Todd Gurley, LA Rams 747,516
FB AFC Anthony Sherman, Kansas City 170,608
FB NFC Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco 423,176
WR AFC Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh 630,392
WR NFC Odell Beckham, Jr., NY Giants 527,768
TE AFC Travis Kelce, Kansas City 551,249
TE NFC Zach Ertz, Philadelphia 495,442
T AFC Alejandro Villanueva, Pittsburgh 223,489
T NFC Terron Armstead, New Orleans 246,931
G AFC David DeCastro, Pittsburgh 273,059
G NFC Zack Martin, Dallas 221,790
C AFC Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh 253,587
C NFC Max Unger, New Orleans 243,549
K AFC Justin Tucker, Baltimore 87,423
K NFC Wil Lutz, New Orleans 124,151
RS AFC Tyreek Hill, Kansas City 178,901
RS NFC Tarik Cohen, Chicago 146,204
DEFENSE
POS. CONF. NAME, TEAM VOTES
DE AFC J.J. Watt, Houston 405,878
DE NFC Danielle Hunter, Minnesota 278,267
DT AFC Geno Atkins, Cincinnati 242,851
DT NFC Aaron Donald, LA Rams 385,591
OLB AFC T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh 314,173
OLB NFC Khalil Mack, Chicago 378,895
ILB AFC Jon Bostic, Pittsburgh 102,101
ILB NFC Luke Kuechly, Carolina 261,715
CB AFC Denzel Ward, Cleveland 268,092
CB NFC Kyle Fuller, Chicago 281,555
SS AFC Jamal Adams, NY Jets 178,371
SS NFC Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Washington 135,256
FS AFC Derwin James, LA Chargers 110,193
FS NFC Eddie Jackson, Chicago 150,525
P AFC Britton Colquitt, Cleveland 127,866
P NFC Michael Dickson, Seattle 95,266
ST AFC Roosevelt Nix, Pittsburgh 108,445
ST NFC Mark Nzeocha, San Francisco 129,446

*Totals reflect players currently on active rosters through Tuesday, December 4 at 3:00 PM ET

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