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Old 08-17-2019, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by That Don Guy View Post
Another problem with the 17-game season: scheduling the 17th game.
Agreed. With an even number of games, and the current number of teams, the schedule rotation for the 16-game season works pretty brilliantly. I suppose it's possible to work out something sensible for scheduling a 17th game, but I can't picture it offhand, and an odd number of games to the season just feels off, to me.

I think that there's widespread agreement that four preseason games are too many, but looking at the frequency of injuries in the NFL, I really do think that 16 games is enough.