NFL Possibly Going to an 18-Game Season by 2011

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Published: March 31, 2009

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... reducing the pre-season by two games.

 

I don’t know about you but this, concerns me from the standpoint of being a Detroit Lions fan.  The 2008 season marked a historical one for the Lions, as they became the first team to go 0-16.  Do we really want to risk an 0-18 season?

 

OK, now that we got that out of the way, I honestly think going to 18 games would be a smart move for the NFL. 

 

Pre-season games are pretty boring, mean nothing and only increase the chance of injury.  Granted, most of the starters are out after the first quarter, but injuries to second- or third-string players reduce the depth of your team.

 

With the way college players come in with a fairly good knowledge of pro-style game plans, getting them up to speed ...

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