The NFL owners have approved a 17-game season with one bye beginning in 2021. There will be one less preseason game.
I am happy about this change.
Great....would have been a shock not to see 17....they should have added another week to 19 and started 1 week earlier though so to give the players 2 byes....as an ex. the CFL plays an 18 game season with 3 byes.
Well as they say that's their problem...16 more games either way so it's all good.
DU4L, the matchups are all based on last year's division standings. The AFC hosts all of the extra games this year and NFC will next year. The NFC West at AFC North, #1 vs. #1 etc. Other matchups: NFC East at AFC East, NFC South at AFC South, NFC North at AFC West.
The #1 matchups: WAS @ BUF, SEA @ PIT, NO @ TEN, GB @ KC.
Love the format Brother...
Sets up some massive prime time / key matchups on paper ...
Once covid is cleared I'm guessing these games will be played in other countries and or neutral sites ..
Seem like I'm in the minority but I don't like these changes, it's just more money grabbing by the NFL same as expanding the playoff format.
To me it just dilutes the game. There are 32 teams and 8 divisions. 16 games made perfect sense.
Between this and all the stupid ticky tack flags and reviews I'm not even gonna bother with the NFL any more. Every game the refs just do what they can to try and make it come down to the last drive for ratings. Good for viewers, bad for bettors.