NFL reportedly expected to go to 17 games this week


We’ve known for a while that the NFL was probably going to go to 17 games in the 2021 season. But it sounds like that decision will be made official this week, according to ESPN.

Here’s the latest from Adam Schefter:

The 17-game season has been expected ever since the new CBA was agreed upon last year. The entire league has been operating with the understanding that the NFL would play 17 games in 2021 and now that’s happening.

Earlier this offseason, NBC Sports’ Peters King reported some details about the expected 17-game season, including the Eagles’ opponent: The Jets. The extra game will pin AFC vs. NFC, so the AFC East vs. the NFC East. And since the Eagles and Jets finished in last place in 2020, they are scheduled to face off in that extra game. King also reported that the AFC is playing host in 2021.

That means the Eagles will end up with eight home games and nine games on the road.

There will also be no extra bye week in 2021. So there will be 17 games in 18 weeks with the Super Bowl likely pushed back a week.

As a reminder, here are the Eagles’ opponents for this upcoming season:


Dallas Cowboys

Washington Football Team

New York Giants

New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Kansas City Chiefs

Los Angeles Chargers

San Francisco 49ers


Dallas Cowboys

Washington Football Team

New York Giants

Atlanta Falcons

Carolina Panthers

Las Vegas Raiders

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

New York Jets

The Eagles are 11-0 all-time in the regular season against the Jets.

The full NFL schedule will be released later this offseason. Last year, the schedule came out on May 7.

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