January 19, 2022

Reference Resource: Football: 2017 Official NFL Record and Fact Book, Official Rule Book, and Other Resources Available Online

The 2017 NFL Record and Fact Book was published and posted online earlier this week. The 851 page document (PDF) can be downloaded at no charge direct from NFL Communications.


The online version contains a “digital-only section” that includes:

  • Expanded Individual & Team Records (Top 5 for all major records)
  • Super Bowl Game Summaries, I-LI
  • Pro Bowl Summaries, 1971-2017
  • Pro Bowl Individual & Team Records
  • Full Overtime History (Preseason Results, Regular-Season & Postseason OT Summaries)
  • All-Time NFL Teams
  • Chicago All-Star Game & Playoff Bowl Results
  • All-Time Results of NFL Primetime Games
  • 2016 Best Performances (Includes Week-By-Week & Playoffs)
  • Digest of Rules
  • Official Signals

Direct to Full Text of 2017 NFL Record and Fact Book

The Rules

2017 NFL Rule Book
92 pages; PDF.
Note: An html version is also available along with 2017 
Rules Changes and Points of Emphasis

Other Resources

NFL Kickoff 2017 Guide
204 pages; PDF. 

NFL Stats Central
Interactive charts and data dashboard.


About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.