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May 25, 2021


Is the 17-game schedule good or bad for the NFL?

Then NFL’s new 17-game schedule is not without controversy.  James Dator of SB Nation and Mark Murphy, President and CEO of the Green Bay Packers, share their vastly differing view on the impact of the new longer season.

Is the 17-game schedule good or bad for the NFL?

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  • The NFL’s new 17 game season is a cash grab that hurts the game

    While the idea of “more football is good” is generally something I believe in, when it comes to expanding the regular season there’s really no need for it — outside of selling out another stadium and putting more money in the pockets of owners.

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  • Overall, move to 17 games is positive for NFL

    At their annual meeting on Tuesday, NFL owners voted to expand the regular season from 16 to 17 games. This was not a move that executives from the league office and the clubs took lightly. There are several benefits to the longer season.

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Key points:

Is the 17-game schedule good or bad for the NFL?

There’s nothing good about a 17 game NFL season.

What expanding the schedule does is make it less important than ever to win the division.

We don’t know how the wear and tear will effect players

We’re going to have to asterisk stats, and that sucks.

Is the 17-game schedule good or bad for the NFL?

NFLPA received substantial benefits and improved working conditions in return for agreeing to the 17-game regular season

Reduction of poor quality preseason games

The extra game gives the league more flexibility when it comes to international games

The new season structure was also important to our television partners



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2 comments on this Post:

  • RickC

    May 25, 2021 8:25 pm


    The season is long enough. Adding another game is more for the owner's pocketbook and risk injury to players.

  • Lance Casual

    May 25, 2021 6:04 am


    They had to do this because of lost revenue on both sides. I thin it is good for everyone involved at least for 1 season.