Last Updated on May 9, 2023 by Amber Heard
How Many Games in an NFL Season?
Are you wondering how many games there are in the NFL season? The NFL recently announced that they will increase the number of games in the season. Next season, the league will play seventeen regular season games and three preseason games. This will be a big change from the previous system, which saw teams play 16 regular season games and four preseason games. Ultimately, there will be 272 regular season games in the NFL, and that number could increase in the future.
The NFL has had a fixed number of games since the 1970s, but they have recently increased that number. The 2021 season will be the first seventeen-game season since the NFL split up into eight divisions. The number of games played in the NFL is determined by how many teams make it to the playoffs. A team may play as few as six games during the regular season, but the playoffs are always more exciting.
A team will play a home and away game against three divisional rivals. The remaining games are decided according to the standings from the previous season. The newly added 17th game will be between teams from different conferences, with the first-place team from one division facing the first-place team from the other conference. If the two teams win, the divisional championship game will be the championship game. If they finish a year below their opponent, they will move up one week.