Starting this season the NFL will now have a 17 game regular season. This will move the pre-season down to three games. This will be the first time in 43 years that the NFL has increased the number of regular season games.

     The extra 17th game will be an interconference matchup for all 32 NFL teams. AFC teams will be hosting the 17th game in 2021. The Minnesota Vikings will be visiting the Los Angeles Chargers in the additional game to wrap up the regular season.

     Adding the extra regular season game will also move back the Super Bowl one week to February 13.