NFL Owners Approve 17 Game Schedule - An Extra Week of Betting

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NFL owners approved the expansion of the regular season to 17 games Tuesday as a means of generating added revenue.  The move also helps boost business for sportsbooks.

Players agreed to the additional game as part of their 2020 collective bargaining agreement, which gave the league an option to expand as soon as the 2021 season.

This is the first major change to the NFL schedule since 1978 when the league made the jump from 14 to 16 weeks.

"This is a monumental moment in NFL history," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "The CBA with the players and the recently completed media agreements provide the foundation for us to enhance the quality of the NFL experience for our fans. And one of the benefits of each team playing 17 regular-season games is the ability for us to continue to grow our game around the world."

What Are The Benefits for Sports Bettors, Bookies?

  • One preseason game will be eliminated. 
  • No extra bye week. NFL teams will play 17 games across 18 weekends.
  • The first day of the regular season will be Sept. 9, 2021. 
  • The last day of the regular season will be Jan. 9, 2022.
  • NBC Sports' Peter King reports that Wildcard Weekend could include two games on Jan. 15, 2022; three games on Jan. 16, 2022; and one game on Jan. 17, 2022.
  • The Super Bowl will now be played closer to the middle of February, Feb. 13, 2022 to conclude this upcoming season.

17th Week Schedule

We do have the final week of play schedule.

Washington Football Team at Bills

Giants at Dolphins

Cowboys at Patriots

Eagles at Jets

Seahawks at Steelers

Rams at Ravens

Cardinals at Browns

49ers at Bengals

Saints at Titans

Buccaneers at Colts

Panthers at Texans

Falcons at Jaguars

Packers at Chiefs

Bears at Raiders

Vikings at Chargers

Lions at Broncos

Super Bowl 56 Odds

Team American Fractional
Kansas City Chiefs +550 11/2
Green Bay Packers +900 9/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1000 10/1
Baltimore Ravens +1200 12/1
Buffalo Bills +1200 12/1
Los Angeles Rams +1200 12/1
San Francisco 49ers +1400 14/1
New Orleans Saints +1800 18/1
Indianapolis Colts +2000 20/1
Seattle Seahawks +2200 22/1
Dallas Cowboys +2500 25/1
Cleveland Browns +2500 25/1
Miami Dolphins +2500 25/1
Tennessee Titans +2500 25/1
Los Angeles Chargers +3000 30/1
New England Patriots +3000 30/1
Pittsburgh Steelers +3000 30/1
Arizona Cardinals +4000 40/1
Minnesota Vikings +4000 40/1
Carolina Panthers +5000 50/1
Chicago Bears +5000 50/1
Las Vegas Raiders +5000 50/1
Philadelphia Eagles +5000 50/1
Atlanta Falcons +6600 66/1
Denver Broncos +6600 66/1
New York Giants +6600 66/1
Washington Football Team +6600 66/1
Cincinnati Bengals +8000 80/1
Detroit Lions +8000 80/1
New York Jets +8000 80/1
Houston Texans +10000 100/1
Jacksonville Jaguars +10000 100/1
Odds To Win Super Bowl 56 (2/6/22)

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