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The NFL is going to a 17 game schedule for each team soon.

16 of each team's games will be determined by the schedule formula in place since 2002, and take place at the normal home venues of each team.

The 17th game is going to be a neutral site game.

The NFL will likely consider various factors in determining the 17th game for each team every year.

One potential factor is if two teams which are located near each other but do not share the same division are both coming off playoff appearances.

Both the Eagles and the Steelers are currently in first place. If both teams do end up making the playoffs this year, they should meet each other next year in Beaver Stadium on the Penn State campus. It would hopefully be televised on Sunday Night Football. The battle of PA is due for appearing in primetime (an MNF meeting in 1982 was canceled due to the strike).

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Why wouldn't they just play in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh? Penn State has nothing to do with either team. 

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52 minutes ago, Scalamania said:

Why wouldn't they just play in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh? Penn State has nothing to do with either team. 

I think the premise of the idea is that it would be a neutral-site game.

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2 minutes ago, Phire said:

I think the premise of the idea is that it would be a neutral-site game.

Still doesn't make any sense. 

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1 hour ago, Scalamania said:

Why wouldn't they just play in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh? Penn State has nothing to do with either team. 

17 games... 8 home games 9 road games? 

 

46 minutes ago, Scalamania said:

Still doesn't make any sense. 

See above

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43 minutes ago, Danger said:

17 games... 8 home games 9 road games? 

 

See above

Thinking that either of those cities, or any city in general is going to forfeit the revenue for their city to pass it on to a college city that has no affiliation with either team is insane to me. It makes no sense, from a financial perspective, to have neutral site games in the NFL. 

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5 hours ago, Scalamania said:

Thinking that either of those cities, or any city in general is going to forfeit the revenue for their city to pass it on to a college city that has no affiliation with either team is insane to me. It makes no sense, from a financial perspective, to have neutral site games in the NFL. 

It would never happen,  ever! What if the matchup was say Chargers-Panthers, where are they playing? NFL owners are about making money,  hence the 17th game.

Only thing I could see happening is the schedule makers alternating Home and Away games every season to ensure revenue for each club.

2021- 8 Home - 9 Away

2022 9 Home - 8 Away

2023 8 Home - 9 Away 

Ect....

Ect....

Edited by Nabbs4u

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I don’t know why people think this is such a big deal? This would easily make money. NFL fans love to travel. They make yearly trips around games. Every two teams could have a gimmick. Battle of PA works. Just like the dumbass annual college games with ridiculous premises that end up being great rivalries. Subway game, play a game in Mexico, Canada. Would easily work out. It grows the brand. Owners would be fine with it. 

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4 minutes ago, Jroc04 said:

I don’t know why people think this is such a big deal? This would easily make money. NFL fans love to travel. They make yearly trips around games. Every two teams could have a gimmick. Battle of PA works. Just like the dumbass annual college games with ridiculous premises that end up being great rivalries. Subway game, play a game in Mexico, Canada. Would easily work out. It grows the brand. Owners would be fine with it. 

its not fair scheduling wise though thats the real issue. extra opponent has to change every year.

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4 minutes ago, ninjapirate said:

its not fair scheduling wise though thats the real issue. extra opponent has to change every year.

Why can’t it be neutral site?

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8 minutes ago, Jroc04 said:

Why can’t it be neutral site?

neutral site is fine it just can't be the same teams playing every year. 

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Just now, Jroc04 said:

Why not?

because there is a difference between playing the patriots 20 years straight and playing the dolphins 20years straight. 

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You underestimate the ability of everyone on this board to hate everything 

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