For the first time in 43 years, the NFL is expanding its regular season. In a long-anticipated move, Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed Tuesday that the league will add an extra game to every team’s schedule in 2021 – meaning all 32 clubs will play 17 games henceforth.
Is the NFL going to 17 games?
With the NFL officially expanding to 17 games in the 2021 season, NFL Research’s Dante Koplowitz-Fleming explores which notable records could fall — and who might be in line to make history.
Why is the NFL going to 17 games?
The new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that was negotiated and signed last year allows the NFL to go to 17 games as early as this season, provided they’ve negotiated at least one new media rights deal, which they have.
Will the NFL play 16 games?
Since 1978, the league has played a 16-game regular season, as it added two games to the previous 14-contest slate. Now it will add one more. Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement from March 2020, the NFL first had to negotiate at least one new media contract to make the move to expand to 17 games.
How many games are in the NFL season 2020?
For now, the 2020 NFL schedule features a complete slate of 17 weeks and 256 games.
Who has the hardest schedule in the NFL 2020?
2020 NFL strength of schedule rankings
|Rank||Team||Opponents’ 2019 win percentage|
|1||New England Patriots||.537 (137-118-1)|
|2||New York Jets||.533 (136-119-1)|
|3||Miami Dolphins||.529 (135-120-1)|
|4||San Francisco 49ers||.527 (134-120-2)|
When did the NFL Add Week 17?
The NFL will undergo its first significant regular-season schedule change since 1978, as the owners approved to add a 17th game to the schedule beginning in 2021.
Who is first place in the NFL?
How many players are in the entire NFL?
Each NFL team is allowed to have 53 players on its roster (plus a five-player practice squad). As of 2011, the NFL has 32 teams, making a total of 1,696 players. According to an estimate by Plunkett Research, the average NFL player salary in the 2010-2011 season was $1.9 million.
How long is the NFL season 2020?
Regular season. The NFL released its regular season schedule on May 7. The season was played over a 17-week schedule beginning on September 10. Each of the league’s 32 teams played 16 games, with one bye week for each team.