Tampa Bay Buccaneers still celebrates his triumph in Super Bowl LV, and the NFL you have already focused your attention on what the 2021-2022 season. The organization plans to implement some changes as a result of the first pandemic campaign, and one of the modifications that is being discussed has to do with the number of official matches that are played in the next year.
The NFL debates the extension of the regular phase
For decades, the NFL plans a minimum season of 20 games for each franchise. However, the distribution between preseason and regular phase games has been changing over time. Currently, the planning is distributed in 4 preseason games 16 regular phase games for each of the 32 franchises.
According to The Washington Post, the owners of the NFL They are in negotiations to change the format once again. Again, they consider reducing the preseason matches, having on the table the options of playing only 3 or even 2 preparation matches prior to the start of the regular phase.
The aforementioned source indicates that, most likely, the timing of the NFL for the next season, it will have 3 preseason games and 17 regular phase games for the 32 participating franchises. To these are added the possible Play-off matches, which could add up to 4 games to some teams (Wild Card, Divisional Round, Conference Final and Super Bowl).
It is not official
The idea with this proposal would be for each team to host at least 10 games per season in its stadium, and everything that this includes in terms of television rights, ticket office, etc. However, this is not official yet. The aforementioned media also does not rule out the possibility of a drastic change and a schedule of 2 preseason games and 18 regular phase games.
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