One more match per team from next season

Aurélie SACCHELLI, Media365, published on Wednesday March 31, 2021 at 2:24 p.m.

The owners of the NFL franchises have agreed that each team will play 17 instead of 16 regular season games starting next season.

The NFL is currently in the middle of the offseason, between the Super Bowl which took place on February 8, and which saw the victory of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the kicking off of the next season which will be given on September 9 by the franchise of Tom Brady. That doesn’t stop executives from working, and franchise owners announced Tuesday the change from 16 to 17 regular-season tag team games starting next season.  » It is a monumental moment in the history of the NFL (the teams played 16 games since 1978, note). One of the benefits of seeing each team play one more game will be to continue to grow the NFL around the world. “, Rejoiced Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Four away matches in 2022

Specifically, each team will play its extra game against the team ranked at the same rank in the other Conference during the previous regular season, knowing that the AFC teams will host next season, and those of the NFC the following season, and and so on. Separately, the owners have also decided that the number of preseason games will drop from four to three per team, and that each franchise will have to play at least one away game every eight years. From 2022, four of the “17th match” will have to be played abroad. To date, it is Mexico City and London that host the meetings outside the United States, but new cities could apply. The English capital has already received 28 regular season games, and the Mexican capital 4 games. Only the Green Bay Packers have never played abroad.

The 17th game of each team in 2021-22
Green Bay Packers @ Kansas City Chiefs
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Indianapolis Colts
Dallas Cowboys @ New England Patriots
Washington Football Team @ Buffalo Bills
New York Giants @ Miami Dolphins
Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Jets
Seattle Seahawks @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Los Angeles Rams @ Baltimore Ravens
Arizona Cardinals @ Cleveland Browns
San Francisco 49ers @ Cincinnati Bengals
New Orleans Saints @ Tennessee Titans
Carolina Panthers @ Houston Texans
Atlanta Falcons @ Jacksonville Jaguars

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