It's been rumored for weeks and now it's official. The NFL will move to a 17-game regular season starting this year. Below are the matchups for week 18. This will be the first time since 1978 the NFL won't have a 16-game schedule.
We got some intriguing matchups. Of course, the headliner is going to be Packers vs. Chiefs. Washington vs. Buffalo, Seattle vs. Pittsburgh, and Tampa Bay vs. Indy are some other games that caught my eye. To be clear, these are not the matchups for week 18. These games will be sprinkled into the schedule and can be played at any point of the season according to the reports.
For the fans, this is awesome. I don't think anyone is complaining about more football. The one complaint we idiot fans do have is how the records are going to look. 5-12, 9-8, 13-4. Gross. It's definitely going to take some time to get used to the new records. Something about an odd number just doesn't look right.
The players have to be pissed. The league essentially told the players they care more about money than player's health. To be honest, it's probably the superstar players that have big contracts that are more pissed. If I'm a guy that's on the bottom of the roster and don't make millions, hell yeah I want an extra game check.
As a fan though, this is how I feel getting an extra game.
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