BREAKING: NFL Officially Expands To A 17-Game Regular Season

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It’s official, the NFL is expanding to a 17-game regular season:

Under the new 17-game format, the 17th game will be an out-of-conference game based on teams’ order of finish within their divisions the previous season.

NFC teams and AFC teams are expected to alternate annually between having nine home games in a season vs. eight home games, according to multiple people familiar with the deliberations.