3 Takeaways From NFL’s Move to a 17-Game Regular Season

No ”MNF“ doubleheader in ’21, while NBC will have to compete with itself on Super Sunday

The NFL made official on Tuesday what had been long expected: The regular season will now run 18 weeks with each team playing 17 games.

The news comes just weeks after the NFL agreed to a massive, 11-year media rights extension with all of its current partners (with some key changes) that begins in 2023. But how NFL fans will watch their favorite sport on TV will start to look different beginning this fall.

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Tim Baysinger

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