Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!


The NFL is an acronym for the National Football League. The NFL is the governing body for the league and is responsible for organizing the teams, their games and the business of professional football.

NFL Players are held in high esteem for good reason. NFL Players not only have to be physically gifted, but also have to have to have a knowledge and passion for playing the game.

NFL Coaches are strategic leaders with a complete understanding of their team, their opponents and the game of football. Coaching greats like Landry, Ditka and Lombardi are football icons.

Going Inside the NFL lets you see how football really works by understanding the rules and regulations.