The NFL has performed a 16-game regular-season schedule since 1978.
Peter King of NBC Sports activities laid out among the expectations for a 17-game schedule in September:
- There will probably be no further bye week. 17 video games will probably be performed throughout 18 weekends.
- The Tremendous Bowl will seemingly be pushed again from Feb. 6 to Feb. 13.
- The 2 conferences are anticipated to swap internet hosting the additional week of the season yearly. AFC groups will host the seventeenth sport in 2021 and NFC groups may have the respect in 2022.
- Sport 17 will probably be performed between cross-conference opponents based mostly on the 2020 standings.
In accordance with Mark Maske of The Washington Submit, NFL house owners are anticipated to vote on the brand new schedule Tuesday and Wednesday.