GuidesDocs
Coverage MatrixDocumentationRelease LogLog InContact Us

NFL v7 Overview

Introduction

Sportradar’s NFL API offers a comprehensive suite of game and seasonal stats. Whether you are looking for the fastest gameday updates, your favorite player’s season stats, or in-depth subjective statistics, Sportradar has you covered.

All game data feeds update in real-time as games are played and are compiled via expert Sportradar in-house operators. All NFL games – including preseason – feature full play-by-play coverage.

Primary feeds will return schedules, standings, team/player data, and real-time scores.

Additional feeds provide a host of complementary stats, including:

  • Team rosters
  • Depth charts
  • Weekly injuries
  • Seasonal statistics
  • Subjective statistics
  • Draft information

Real-time customers are also offered four delivery Push Feeds to enhance speed.

🗝️

Authentication is required for all API calls.

API Map

To best utilize the NFL API v7, you will need several parameters to create your API calls. The map below illustrates how you can obtain the parameters you need.

Primary and additional feeds only require dates or human-readable parameters, while other feeds require a global unique identifier (GUID) to identify the game, team, or player that the feed will describe. The primary feeds provide GUIDs for games and teams, while games and teams provide GUIDS for players.


Endpoint Descriptions

Current Season Schedule – Provides schedule information for the current season, including venue and broadcast info, and scoring results by quarter.

Current Week Schedule – Provides schedule information for the current week, including venue and broadcast info, and scoring results by quarter.

Daily Change Log – Provides IDs and timestamps for teams, players, game statistics, schedules, and standings that have been modified on a given date. To receive the data updates, use these unique IDs to pull relevant API feeds.

Daily Transactions – Provides information for all transactions added or edited during the league-defined day.

Draft Summary – Provides pre-draft pick order with live pick selections during the draft. Displays information on draft rounds, picks, teams, and prospects for a given draft year.

Game Boxscore – Provides game scoring information for each team, including complete play-by-play information for all scoring drives.

Game Roster – Provides complete game roster information for each team, including game status and player profile data. 

Game Statistics – Provides extensive team and player level game statistics for each team. 

League Hierarchy – Provides top-level information for each team, including conference and division distinction, venue information, and team colors.

Play-by-Play – Provides a live play-by-play timeline, including possession and location information as well as all team and player statistics earned on each play. 

Player Profile – Provides player biographical information, draft information, and seasonal statistics. 

Postgame Standings – Provides standings information for each team, updated postgame. 

Prospects – Provides a list of upcoming or historical draft prospects for a given year. 

Season Schedule – Provides complete schedule information for a given season, including venue and broadcast info, and scoring results by quarter.

Seasonal Statistics – Provides complete team and player seasonal statistics for a given season and season type.

Seasons – Provides a list of all available seasons, including preseasons and postseasons. 

Team Draft Summary – Provides pre-draft pick order with live pick selections during the draft for a given team. 

Team Profile – Provides franchise team information, as well as a roster of active players. 

Team Roster – Provides franchise team information, as well as the complete roster of players. 

Teams – Provides a complete list of active teams in the NFL API database.

Top Prospects – Provides a list of the top prospects for a given year. 

Trades – Provides summary details of all in-draft trades. 

Weekly Depth Charts – Provides depth chart information for each team for a given week. 

Weekly Injuries – Provides a list of injured players for each team for a given week, including practice status. 

Weekly Schedule – Provides complete schedule information for a given week of the season, including venue, weather conditions, broadcast info, and scoring results by quarter.

Push Draft Picks – Provides pre-draft pick order with real-time (push enabled) pick selections during the draft. 

Push Draft Trades - Provides summary details of all in-draft trades in real-time.

Push Events - Provides detailed, real-time information on every live game event. 

Push Pulse - Provides real-time messages about on-field activity before, during, and after a play. (Available for Realtime access only)

Push Statistics - Provides detailed, real-time game stats at the team and player level for all live games.


Data Retrieval Samples

To find the team a player was drafted by:

  1. Call the season or weekly schedule and find a Game Id that they played in
  2. Call the Game Roster using the Game Id to get the Player Id
  3. Call the Player Profile and locate the Player Draft Team Alias.

The Alias maps to the team that drafted the player.


To find a teams number of defensive sacks:

  1. Call the season or weekly schedule and find the desired Team Id
  2. Call the Seasonal Statistics using the Team Id
  3. Locate the Team Defense Sacks.

The teams number of defensive sacks is displayed.


Integration Links

Postman Workspace

Our entire Media APIs are available on Postman. Click the link above to be taken directly to our NFL API collection.

Feel free to follow and/or fork any collections to receive updates.

Schema Download

Open the zip file below to access our entire NFL API XSD schema.

NFL v7 Schema

Simulations

Click here for a detailed breakdown on our available simulations.


Data Entry Workflow

See below for a daily breakdown of data updates for the NFL API.

Sunday

  • Pregame transactions (Before Kickoff)
  • Inactive players entered (90 minutes prior to each game)
  • Player participation (1 hour after completion of the game)
  • Games stats validated and moved to closed status (1 hour after completion of the game)
  • Depth charts for Monday night game (Midnight CT)
  • Update rankings (Midnight CT)
  • Seasonal stats validation (all day)
  • Transactions (All Day)*

Monday

  • Inactive players entered (90 minutes prior to each game)
  • Player participation (1 hour after completion of the game)
  • Games stats validated and moved to closed status (1 hour after completion of the game)
  • Injury updates for Thursday night game (10pm CT)
  • Update rankings (Midnight CT)
  • TV broadcast info updated for upcoming games (End of Day)
  • Seasonal stats validation (all day)
  • Transactions (All Day)*

Tuesday

  • Injury updates for Thursday night game (10pm CT)
  • Seasonal stats validation (all day)
  • Transactions (All Day)*

Wednesday

  • Injury report for Thursday night game (8pm CT)
  • Thursday night game moved to created status (8pm CT)
  • Injury updates for Sunday games (10pm CT)
  • Weekly stats changes (Evening)
  • Depth charts for Thursday night game (Midnight CT)
  • Seasonal stats validation (all day)
  • Transactions (All Day)*

Thursday

  • Inactive players entered (90 minutes prior to each game)
  • Player participation (1 hour after completion of the game)
  • Games stats validated and moved to closed status (1 hour after completion of the game)
  • Injury updates for Sunday and Monday games (10pm CT)
  • Update rankings (Midnight CT)
  • Seasonal stat validation (All Day)
  • Transactions (All Day)*

Friday

  • Injury report for Sunday games (8pm CT)
  • Sunday games moved to created status (8pm CT)
  • Injury updates for Monday night game (10pm CT)
  • Depth charts for Sunday games (Midnight CT)
  • Seasonal stat validation (All Day)
  • Transactions (All Day)*

Saturday

  • Injury report for Monday night game (8pm CT)
  • Monday night game moved to created status (8pm CT)
  • Seasonal stats validation (all day)
  • Transactions (All Day)*

* We monitor and update transactions throughout the day, using a combination of official and reliable sources.

Off Season

  • Major trades and free agent signings are handled when deemed official by the league
  • After the draft weekend, all team rosters will be updated by the end of the week

Important Dates

  • The NFL schedule typically becomes available in May.

For further questions, see our NFL API FAQ or reach out to our Support team.