Shield represents the client-facing API that will serve the needs of internal projects, external contributors, third-parties and fans alike. It is the primary way to read and write content to the NFL. It will allow users to find content, submit content for use in client applications and websites.

Shield is designed to offer speed and flexibility first and foremost. Shield's endpoints should be considered as ingredients to bake your own NFL delights instead of to deliver preconceived schemas for typical sport concepts. Some things we like most about it is the ability for clients to choose the shape and size of the data sets. We do this by offering field selection, querying and pagination. For more on these features take a look at the Playbook.

Bootstrap, Configuration

Endpoint describing client configuration and bootstrap dictionaries.

Getting Started

Teaches you the basics of what to expect out of Shield. It's a great place to start!

API Reference

The raw technical structure, fields, and operations available in the API.


Examples to walk you through implementing typical solutions.