NFL Insider: Would an 18-Game Schedule Be a Burden?

January 7, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL has been mulling over an 18-game schedule for most of the season and depending on who you listen to or what you read, you may see that it’s a sure thing or it’s something that isn’t even being considered.  It seems like a popular idea among the owners and it would bring more money into their pockets. 
The players seem to be split on the idea.  Some like it for the fact that they will get more money while others feel that they will end up with a  greater chance of getting hurt in the extra two games.
If the NFL institutes an 18-game schedule then it would most likely take out two pre season games leaving just two for teams to prepare for the upcoming NFL season.  If you talk with NFL players about the four game preseason slate, you would find out that they dislike it because it’s two games that really don’t mean anything and thus two games that afford them an additional opportunity to get hurt. 
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