The NFL is considering a plan to expand the regular season from 16 to 17 games a season, according to CBS Sports. That would mean not just one extra week, but two extra weeks during the season as NFL teams wil get two bye weeks instead of one under the NFL's plan. "The proposal includes Week 1 still beginning after Labor Day, and the Super Bowl concluding the final Sunday of February (which could be bad news for The Oscars)," reports CBS Sports' Jason LaCanfora. "It would allow the NFL to have playoff games on air throughout the month of February -- critical sweeps weeks for its broadcast partners -- and would include two byes for each team."
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