NFL Rumors: League, Owners Eyeing 17-Game Regular-Season Schedule for 2021

NFL Rumors: League, Owners Eyeing 17-Game Regular-Season Schedule for 2021

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a press conference ahead of Super Bowl LV, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 in Tampa, Fla. (Perry Knotts via AP)

Perry Knotts/Associated Press

The NFL and its team owners are reportedly pushing to finalize plans for a 17-game regular season in 2021.

Mark Maske of the Washington Post reported the one-game increase would likely be accompanied by the removal of a preseason contest, leaving each team’s number of games at 20, not including the playoffs. Talks are ongoing as the league also works on new television contracts with its broadcast partners, which are a factor in the decision.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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