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Old 02-21-2020, 08:58 PM
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I hate the idea of 17 games. I like how the NFL schedule is balanced within divisions. It will not be under 17 games, particularly for home/road but perhaps in other ways too. Leave it at 16, or negotiate 18.
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I hate the idea of 17 games. I like how the NFL schedule is balanced within divisions. It will not be under 17 games, particularly for home/road but perhaps in other ways too. Leave it at 16, or negotiate 18.
i could live with 17 if it was a game against one team from other conference (division slated for broader play in 2 years) and always at some neutral sites. but that gets repetitive and hard to manage.
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Old 02-23-2020, 08:43 PM
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Also against Week 17, my guess is that it won’t make any difference which teams are in the playoffs, just who gets injured and will miss the playoffs.
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With 17 games, you could play your division opponent 3x/year, and play 2 other divisions....
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With 17 games, you could play your division opponent 3x/year, and play 2 other divisions....
Yes, but home/road split will be off unless they do something with neutral site games which I think would be hard to manage.
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Also against Week 17, my guess is that it won’t make any difference which teams are in the playoffs, just who gets injured and will miss the playoffs.
I think you mean Week 18. We've already got 17 weeks.
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For neutral site games, they could do regional games. So Bengals play in Columbus Ohio, Panthers in RDU, Tampa in Orlando etc..Plus the already have at least 3 international games that would presumably be neutral now. Regional games would mean local fans of the team would be able to drive two hours and see their team.

But maybe those aren't neutral sites.

As far as opponent it would just rotate through the divisions in the opposite conference and the team with the same place the prior year.

As a fan I'll take more football but can understand why players hate it.
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For neutral site games, they could do regional games. So Bengals play in Columbus Ohio, Panthers in RDU, Tampa in Orlando etc..Plus the already have at least 3 international games that would presumably be neutral now. Regional games would mean local fans of the team would be able to drive two hours and see their team.

But maybe those aren't neutral sites.

As far as opponent it would just rotate through the divisions in the opposite conference and the team with the same place the prior year.

As a fan I'll take more football but can understand why players hate it.
The neutral site idea should be scrapped. Year 1, the AFC team should host, then the NFC in year 2, etc.
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17th game would probably be another non-conference opponent, one who ended up in the same place as the team. Tougher schedules for division winners, easier schedules for last-placers.
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17th game would probably be another non-conference opponent, one who ended up in the same place as the team. Tougher schedules for division winners, easier schedules for last-placers.
Yeah, the current schedule formula doesn't really do much to give 4th place team an easier schedule than 1st place team, since only two of the 16 games differ. This would at least give a 3rd game.
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