BOSTON (CBS) — The NFL continues to push forward toward a 17-game regular season.
Mark Maske of The Washington Post reported Monday night that the league and team owners are working toward completion on the plan for implementing the 17-game season this year, with a reduction in the preseason from four games to three games.READ MORE: 1 Dead, Several Others Injured In Multi-Car Crash On I-93 In Canton
Maske noted that it’s not exactly certain that the 17-game season will be implemented this year, but the owners are “targeting” 2021 for the start of the new format.READ MORE: Rally Held In Boston For George Floyd As Derek Chauvin Trial Begins Next Week
In terms of scheduling for individual teams, the added game is expected to be a matchup with a division from the other conference, based on the previous season’s finish in the division standings. Teams will alternate from having nine home games and eight home games each season.MORE NEWS: NH Motor Speedway Mass Vaccination Site Aims To Administer 12,000 J&J Shots Over 3 Days
A final resolution is expected to be included when the league finishes negotiations on its new TV deals, a process which is ongoing but will reportedly be resolved by mid-March.