NFL Labor Dispute: Is a 17-Game Season a Possibility?

February 8, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In the current NFL labor talks, an 18-game regular season is one of the things that the owners would like to see implemented in order to give them more revenue. The players are against this because they think it would cause more wear and tear on their bodies and likely lead to more injuries. A compromise could be a 17-game season.
I know for many fans the first question would be, who would get the extra home game? If a team were to miss the playoffs by one game to a team who had an extra home game, the fans and the owners would be furious.

The solution to that is to have every team have a neutral site game. Roger Goodell already wants to make this game more international, so he would not be opposed. Now, when a team goes to London or Mexico City, they don't have to lose a home game.
The possibilities are endless for locations. You could have an annual game in London, Toronto and Mexico City (places where the NFL has already been) and you could pick out other Canadian ...

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