NFL approves 17-game season | Touchdown Actu (NFL Actu)
There is going to be a change in the NFL starting next season. According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, league owners have agreed to a regular season expansion. Each team will now play 17 matches instead of the current 16, starting in 2021.
The 17th game of the season will see teams from different conference having finished the previous season in the same ranking in their respective divisions. The AFC will host the NFC in 2021, including a Chiefs-Packers.
“This is a monumental moment in NFL history,” Roger Goodell said in the press release.
This announcement was eagerly awaited since the end of last season, and it’s now official. This is the first time since 1978 that the league has changed its format for the regular season.
Another announcement: each franchise will evolve at least once internationally over a period of 8 years, from 2022.
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