Due to the pandemic, no preseason games were played in 2020, as teams went directly into training camp before beginning the 2020 regular season. The NFL has not increased its regular season since 1978 when the league expanded the regular season from 14 to 16 games.
Will the NFL have a preseason in 2020?
The NFLPA accepted the zero-game proposal, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on July 27 confirmed there would be no preseason games in 2020.
Are NFL preseason games Cancelled?
NFL Officially Cancels Preseason Games; First NFL Player Opts Out of Season. NEW YORK — The National Football League has officially canceled all preseason games for the 2020 NFL season. While the NFLPA recommended eliminating the preseason on July 3, the league made it official today.
Will there be a preseason 2020?
The NFL Players Association on Tuesday told its players there will be zero preseason games in 2020, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Tom Pelissero and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
Is the NFL playing this year 2020?
Thus, the 2020 NFL season is still scheduled to start Sept. 10 with what has become a traditional Thursday night opener. That is, of course, unless a coronavirus outbreak wrecks the NFL’s so-far uninterrupted plans for the regular season.
Will the NFL start on time?
10. While things could always change during the COVID-19 pandemic, NBC Sports’ Peter King told The Dan Patrick Show that it is likely the 2020 NFL season begins on time. Multiple NFL teams and players have encouraged the NFL to delay training camp and the regular season.
How many games are in the NFL preseason?
Team owners voted in favor of the NFL expanding to 17 games starting with the 2021 season. The NFL had played a 16-game schedule since 1978 when it added two additional games. Then, the league removed two of its preseason games and will do something similar this time.
What day does the 2020 NFL preseason start?
The 2020 NFL Preseason Schedule kicks off with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on Thursday, August 6 with Dallas taking on Pittsburgh. Exact times and dates for the full 2020 NFL Preseason Schedule will be updated as they are announced.
Who plays at the Super Bowl 2020?
The Kansas City Chiefs celebrate with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida.
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.
Who was the 1st NFL player?