By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The NFL is expanding the regular season to 17 games.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Game Commission Approves 2-Week Deer Season, Ban Rifles From Turkey Hunts
The NFL says clubs approved an enhanced season structure at a virtual league meeting Tuesday. There will now be 17 regular-season games and three preseason games for the first time starting in 2021.
— NFL345 (@NFL345) March 30, 2021
The Steelers say with this expansion, the Seattle Seahawks have been added to their list of 2021 home opponents.READ MORE: Federal Agency Issues Alert For Raw Ground Turkey Products With Potential Link To Salmonella
The NFL is expanding to a 17-game regular season starting in 2021.
The Seattle Seahawks have been added to our list of 2021 home opponents.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 30, 2021
The NFL-NFLPA collective bargaining agreement signed last year allows the league, with the approval of the union and its players, to make the move to 17 games.MORE NEWS: Teenage Girls Accused Of Setting House Fire In Ferndale That Sent Officer, Firefighter To Hospital
The NFL says it’s the first change to season structure since 1978.