NFL Approves 17-Game Regular Season
For the first time since 1978, the owners have approved an extended NFL regular season.
The 17th games for 2021 👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/G1SvzUoSPd
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) March 30, 2021
But that wasn’t the only thing that changed today. The Preseason was reduced from four games to three games. And due to the odd number of the schedule, the NFC and AFC will annually alternate which conference gets the extra road game.
The official schedule has yet to be released, but the first game of the year will be on Sept. 9th and will end on Jan 9th, 2022. The Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl have been pushed back a week as well to accommodate the new change in schedule.
Dallas will travel to New England for their 17th game and the Texans will host the Panthers.
We have a poll on our twitter page if you want to share your opinion on this new change to the NFL schedule!
The NFL just switched to a 17-game regular season. Do YOU think this was a good idea? Tell us why!
— Sports Talk with Jason, Ed & B-DOE (@SportsTalkKLBJ) March 30, 2021