Debating Roger Goodell’s Wish for an Extended Regular Season


Published: March 26, 2009


... of expanding the NFL regular season to 17 or 18 games. He believes there is no need to hold four preseason games and the proposal would be beneficial toward the league and their fans.

An extra regular-season game or two means a longer NFL season. Some fans and players may be satisfied with this decision. However, there may be a handful of fans and players who may be unhappy with this decision.

If Goodell decides to go through and push for an extra game or two in the regular season, there will be many factors that have an impact on his decision. No matter what decision he decides to make, Goodell needs to understand a few topics that may come into play and affect his decision process.


How would a 17-game regular season take place without controversy?

With 16 games in the regular season, each team gets the same advantage by playing eight games at home and eight games on the road. If the league were...

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