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 and Out.
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.
See the NFL personnel at every game, what they do and you can identify them.
In the NFL, balancing technology with tradition.
How television has changed the game.
Upon further review…
It takes hundreds of computers and five NFL executives to create the NFL’s 256-game masterpiece.
The annual analytics contest explores statistical innovations in football — how the game is played and coached.
Promoting the values of football.
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.
Strengthening the NFL brotherhood.
NFL Total Wellness assists players, Legends and their families before, during and after their playing experiences.
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 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 familiar hand signals help fans better understand the game.
The NFL's procedures for breaking ties for postseason playoffs.
A quick reference guide to the NFL rulebook.
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.
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 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.
More than 100 NFL Legends and their significant others will take part in the NFL’s Bridge to Success program from Oct. 18-21 in San Diego. Hosted annually, Bridge to Success will provide players the opportunity to celebrate their past career, assess their present, and provide them with best practices and actionable items to promote future success.
On day one, each attendee will be paired with a transition coach to develop personal goals and identify the resources needed to reach them. In addition to personalized mentorship, throughout the program participants will engage in panels, breakout sessions, and networking designed to prepare them for the next chapter of their lives and post-football careers.
“The Bridge to Success meets a very real need for former NFL players during their transition into a post-football career,” said Keith Elias, Director of NFL Player Engagement, and Former New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts Running Back. “I look forward to helping inspire this next round of NFL Legends and hope that we provide them valuable insight that propels them into the next chapter of their lives.”
This year’s agenda features sessions with topics on NFL player benefits, interview training, LinkedIn training, introductions to careers in various industries, and more. The program also includes a networking event, encouraging all attendees grow their professional connections. Over 40 Fortune 500 companies, including Amazon and Pepsi, will be onsite to meet with and interview attendees on the final day of the program.
“Every player’s transition is unique. Some struggle more than others, but we all go through it”, said Ben Hartstock, 2016 Bridge to Success participant. “Through this program, I enjoyed reconnecting with teammates and meeting players who came before and after my time. We learned about available resources provided by the NFL and NFLPA and were led through several insightful exercises that helped provide clarity in our career, relationships, personal development and more.”
The Bridge to Success is one of several training platforms that NFL Player Engagement offers to empower and equip former players for their post-on-field NFL experiences. For more information on how the league supports players both on and off the field, click here.