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.

NFL Careers in Football Forum

The NFL strives to cultivate a qualified and diverse workforce.

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.   

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.

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.

The NFL announced the AFC and NFC All-Stars for the 2018 Pro Bowl, which kicks off at a new start time of 3:00 PM ET on Sunday, Jan. 28, and will be televised live from Camping World Stadium on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC.

The Pro Bowl players were determined by the votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group's vote counted one-third toward determining the 86 Pro Bowl selections. Each conference’s head coach will select two additional "need" players who must be long snappers. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its all-star teams. In 1995, the NFL became the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting.

Pro Football Hall of Famer and 11-time Pro Bowler Derrick Brooks, three-time Pro Bowler Warrick Dunn, Pro Football Hall of Famer and six-time Pro Bowler Jason Taylor and Pro Football Hall of Famer and five-time Pro Bowler LaDainian Tomlinson will serve as 2018 Pro Bowl Legends Captains.

Tomlinson (offense) and Taylor (defense) will lead the AFC, while Dunn (offense) and Brooks (defense) will lead the NFC. The four Legends Captains, who were selected to a combined 25 Pro Bowls, will serve as mentors for the Pro Bowl players and be on the sidelines during the game.

Twenty-four Pro Bowl players are first-time All-Stars, including four rookies – running back Alvin Kamara and cornerback Marshon Lattimore of New Orleans, running back Kareem Hunt of Kansas City and special teamer Budda Baker of Arizona.  

Twenty-seven teams had at least one player selected to the Pro Bowl, and 21 of those had multiple players chosen. The Pittsburgh Steelers had a league-best eight players selected, while the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles led the NFC with six players each.

The 2018 Pro Bowl coaching staffs will be from the losing teams from the AFC and NFC Divisional playoffs that had the best regular-season records.

Under terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each player on the winning team earns $64,000, while each player on the losing side earns $32,000.

Tickets to the 2018 Pro Bowl are on sale now at ProBowl.com. Last year's event — the Pro Bowl's first time in Orlando — featured a sellout crowd of more than 60,000.

Visit ProBowl.com for more information on Pro Bowl Week and the variety of free, family-friendly events in Orlando.

2018 PRO BOWL PLAYERS BY POSITION
AFC NFC
OFFENSE (21 each)
QUARTERBACKS (3) QUARTERBACKS (3)
Tom Brady, New England Drew Brees, New Orleans
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Carson Wentz, Philadelphia*
Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers Russell Wilson, Seattle
WIDE RECEIVERS (4) WIDE RECEIVERS (4)
Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers* Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona
Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Julio Jones, Atlanta
A.J. Green, Cincinnati Adam Thielen, Minnesota*
DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Michael Thomas, New Orleans*
RUNNING BACKS (3) RUNNING BACKS (3)
Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
Kareem Hunt, Kansas City* Mark Ingram, New Orleans
LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Alvin Kamara, New Orleans*
FULLBACK (1) FULLBACK (1)
James Develin, New England* Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco
TIGHT ENDS (2) TIGHT ENDS (2)
Rob Gronkowski, New England Zach Ertz, Philadelphia*
Travis Kelce, Kansas City Jimmy Graham, Seattle
TACKLES (3) TACKLES (3)
Taylor Lewan, Tennessee Lane Johnson, Philadelphia*
Donald Penn, Oakland Tyron Smith, Dallas
Alejandro Villanueva, Pittsburgh* Trent Williams, Washington
GUARDS (3) GUARDS (3)
David DeCastro, Pittsburgh Brandon Brooks, Philadelphia*
Richie Incognito, Buffalo Zack Martin, Dallas
Kelechi Osemele, Oakland Brandon Scherff, Washington
CENTERS (2) CENTERS (2)
Rodney Hudson, Oakland Travis Frederick, Dallas
Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Alex Mack, Atlanta
DEFENSE (18 each)
DEFENSIVE ENDS (3) DEFENSIVE ENDS (3)
Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers* Everson Griffen, Minnesota
Calais Campbell, Jacksonville Cameron Jordan, New Orleans
Khalil Mack, Oakland Demarcus Lawrence, Dallas*
INTERIOR LINEMEN (3) INTERIOR LINEMEN (3)
Geno Atkins, Cincinnati Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia
Jurrell Casey, Tennessee Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams
Malik Jackson, Jacksonville* Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay
OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (3) OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (3)
Jadeveon Clowney, Houston Anthony Barr, Minnesota
Von Miller, Denver Chandler Jones, Arizona
Terrell Suggs, Baltimore Ryan Kerrigan, Washington
INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2) INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2)
C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Luke Kuechly, Carolina
Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh Bobby Wagner, Seattle
CORNERBACKS (4) CORNERBACKS (4)
A.J. Bouye, Jacksonville* Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans*
Casey Hayward, Los Angeles Chargers Patrick Peterson, Arizona
Jalen Ramsey, Jacksonville* Xavier Rhodes, Minnesota
Aqib Talib, Denver Darius Slay, Detroit*
FREE SAFETY (1) FREE SAFETY (1)
Eric Weddle, Baltimore Earl Thomas, Seattle
STRONG SAFETIES (2) STRONG SAFETIES (2)
Micah Hyde, Buffalo* Landon Collins, New York Giants
Reshad Jones, Miami Malcolm Jenkins, Philadelphia
SPECIALISTS (4 each)
PUNTER (1) PUNTER (1)
Brett Kern, Tennessee* Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams
PLACEKICKER (1) PLACEKICKER (1)
Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh* Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams*
RETURN SPECIALIST (1) RETURN SPECIALIST (1)
Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Pharoh Cooper, Los Angeles Rams*
SPECIAL TEAMER (1) SPECIAL TEAMER (1)
Matthew Slater, New England Budda Baker, Arizona*
2018 PRO BOWL PLAYERS BY CLUB
PLAYER POSITION PRO BOWLS
ARIZONA (4)
Budda Baker Special Teamer 1
Larry Fitzgerald Wide Receiver 11
Chandler Jones Outside Linebacker 2
Patrick Peterson Cornerback 7
ATLANTA (2)
Julio Jones Wide Receiver 5
Alex Mack Center 5
BALTIMORE (3)
C.J. Mosley Inside/Middle Linebacker 3
Terrell Suggs Outside Linebacker 7
Eric Weddle Free Safety 5
BUFFALO (3)
Micah Hyde Strong Safety 1
Richie Incognito Guard 4
LeSean McCoy Running Back 6
CAROLINA (1)
Luke Kuechly Inside/Middle Linebacker 5
CINCINNATI (2)
Geno Atkins Interior Lineman 6
A.J. Green Wide Receiver 7
DALLAS (4)
Travis Frederick Center 4
Demarcus Lawrence Defensive End 1
Zack Martin Guard 4
Tyron Smith Tackle 5
DENVER (2)
Von Miller Outside Linebacker 6
Aqib Talib Cornerback 5
DETROIT (1)
Darius Slay Cornerback 1
HOUSTON (2)
Jadeveon Clowney Outside Linebacker 2
DeAndre Hopkins Wide Receiver 2
JACKSONVILLE (4)
A.J. Bouye Cornerback 1
Calais Campbell Defensive End 3
Malik Jackson Interior Lineman 1
Jalen Ramsey Cornerback 1
KANSAS CITY (3)
Tyreek Hill Return Specialist 2
Kareem Hunt Running Back 1
Travis Kelce Tight End 3
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (4)
Keenan Allen Wide Receiver 1
Joey Bosa Defensive End 1
Casey Hayward Cornerback 2
Philip Rivers Quarterback 7
LOS ANGELES RAMS (5)
Pharoh Cooper Return Specialist 1
Aaron Donald Interior Lineman 4
Todd Gurley Running Back 2
Johnny Hekker Punter 4
Greg Zuerlein Placekicker 1
MIAMI (1)
Reshad Jones Strong Safety 2
MINNESOTA (4)
Anthony Barr Outside Linebacker 3
Everson Griffen Defensive End 3
Xavier Rhodes Cornerback 2
Adam Thielen Wide Receiver 1
NEW ENGLAND (4)
Tom Brady Quarterback 13
James Develin Fullback 1
Rob Gronkowski Tight End 5
Matthew Slater Special Teamer 7
NEW ORLEANS (6)
Drew Brees Quarterback 11
Mark Ingram Running Back 2
Cameron Jordan Defensive End 3
Alvin Kamara Running Back 1
Marshon Lattimore Cornerback 1
Michael Thomas Wide Receiver 1
NEW YORK GIANTS (1)
Landon Collins Strong Safety 2
OAKLAND (4)
Rodney Hudson Center 2
Khalil Mack Defensive End 3
Kelechi Osemele Guard 2
Donald Penn Tackle 3
PHILADELPHIA (6)
Brandon Brooks Guard 1
Fletcher Cox Interior Lineman 3
Zach Ertz Tight End 1
Malcolm Jenkins Strong Safety 2
Lane Johnson Tackle 1
Carson Wentz Quarterback 1
PITTSBURGH (8)
Le'Veon Bell Running Back 3
Chris Boswell Placekicker 1
Antonio Brown Wide Receiver 6
David DeCastro Guard 3
Maurkice Pouncey Center 5
Ben Roethlisberger Quarterback 6
Ryan Shazier Inside/Middle Linebacker 2
Alejandro Villanueva Tackle 1
SAN FRANCISCO (1)
Kyle Juszczyk Fullback 2
SEATTLE (4)
Jimmy Graham Tight End 5
Earl Thomas Free Safety 6
Bobby Wagner Inside/Middle Linebacker 4
Russell Wilson Quarterback 5
TAMPA BAY (1)
Gerald McCoy Interior Lineman 6
TENNESSEE (3)
Jurrell Casey Interior Lineman 3
Brett Kern Punter 1
Taylor Lewan Tackle 2
WASHINGTON (3)
Ryan Kerrigan Outside Linebacker 3
Brandon Scherff Guard 2
Trent Williams Tackle 6
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