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

Tim Baysinger
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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. “This is a monumental moment in NFL history,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “The CBA with the players and the recently completed media agreements provide the foundation for us to enhance the quality of the NFL experience for our fans. And one of the benefits of each team playing 17 regular-season games is the ability for us to continue to grow our game around the world.” Also Read: Did the NFL Just Break the Bundle With Streaming-First Deals? Here are three key takeaways as fans sit through the next five months: 1. No “Monday Night Football” doubleheader during Week 1 As part of Monday’s announcement, ESPN said it would air a “Monday Night Football” game in Week 17, with two games on Saturday during Week 18...

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