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.

Fines & Appeals

The NFL's schedule of infractions and fines, and a process for appeal.

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. 

Gameday: 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 four NFL executives to create the NFL's 256-game masterpiece.

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 the NFL and its partners provide to help every player before, during and after his football career.

NFL Legends Community

Celebrating, educating, embracing and connecting all former NFL players with each other, their former teams and the league.

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 command 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.

2017 NFL Rulebook

Explore the official rules of the game.

NFL Video Rulebook

The NFL Video Rulebook explains NFL rules with video examples.

2017 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.   

Stats Central

Stats Central

Go inside the game with the NFL's official game stats. Sort the stats by season or by week.

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.

For the fifth consecutive year, the NFL will partner with Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive tackle, Anthony Muñoz, to host seven NFL PLAY 60 Character Camps this summer. The program is part of the NFL’s year-round Hispanic outreach initiative, which offers youth opportunities to play and experience the game of football.

Starting in New York, the NFL PLAY 60 Character Camps will be hosted in seven markets — Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Oakland, San Diego and Washington. Each site will welcome nearly 300 predominantly Hispanic 9 to 13-year-olds from local youth organizations, with little or no football experience.

“I’m thrilled to kick off the fifth year of the NFL PLAY 60 Character Camps,” said Anthony Muñoz, Hall of Fame offensive tackle and Chairman/Founder of the Anthony Muñoz Hall of Fame Foundation. “These local level efforts have a tremendous impact on the children from these varied communities, and it’s an honor to work with them each and every year. When I was young, interacting with and learning directly from my NFL heroes was huge, and these camps continue that cause today.”

The camps’ mission is to make a positive impact on youth through teaching football skills, emphasizing exercise and reinforcing the importance of character in sports and life. These grassroots efforts have made a strong impact in these communities and are creating a lot of momentum for a broader movement.

The program will work with USA Football — the official youth football development partner of the NFL and its 32 teams — and its NFL FLAG curriculum, which introduces participants to physical activity through non-contact, continuous action while teaching them the fundamentals of football and lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship.

Participants will learn the character values that are at the core of the Anthony Muñoz Foundation and learn more about NFL PLAY 60 — the league’s youth health and fitness campaign, aimed at getting kids active for 60 minutes a day.

Since the launch of the NFL PLAY 60 Character Camps in 2012, more than 50 camps have reached nearly 20,000 youth across the country. 

DATES & LOCATIONS

CITY

DATES

LOCATION

New York

June 20

Atlantic Health Jets Training Center

Chicago

June 27

Walter Payton Center

Oakland

July 8

Raiders Training Facility

San Diego

July 21

Madison High School

Miami

August 3

Ted Hendricks Stadium

Washington

August 12

FedEx Field

Los Angeles

TBD

TBD

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