The League

THE QUESTION

Should NFL play 18?

Is the NFL's potential move to an 18-game regular season schedule the best decision for the league, its players and fans alike?

Posted by Matt Brooks on August 31, 2010 12:00 AM
FROM THE PANEL

Injuring the game

More regular season games will lead to more injuries and more games with Curtis Painter under center for the Colts.

Posted by Dawn Knight, on August 31, 2010 3:47 PM

Is an 18-game schedule the right move?

Should the NFL expand to an 18-game regular season schedule?

Posted by Reader Poll, on August 31, 2010 12:15 PM

A death sentence

Expanding the NFL season to 18 games will dilute the product, increase serious player injuries and threaten football's status as America's most popular sport.

Posted by Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne, on August 31, 2010 12:02 PM

Ticket uptick

An expanded regular season would help teams increase revenue through ticket sales, even if it takes a greater toll on the players on the field.

Posted by Brandon Benson, on August 31, 2010 11:52 AM

Feasible with fixes

If the NFL addresses injury and player compensation issues in the new collective bargaining agreement, an 18-game regular season could be a feasible format.

Posted by Tim McHale, on August 31, 2010 11:44 AM

Less is more

The current NFL regular season structure is one of the many things that make the NFL the most popular professional sports league in the U.S., and there's no need to screw that up.

Posted by Michael Bean, on August 31, 2010 11:32 AM

Brilliant bargaining chip

Even if the proposed 18-game regular season expansion does not get approved, it could prove to be the perfect incentive to get the NFL Players Association to the bargaining table for collective bargaining agreement negotiations.

Posted by Michael Kun, on August 31, 2010 10:43 AM

Wrong in so many ways

An expanded NFL regular season is a terrible idea any way you look at it.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on August 31, 2010 1:48 AM

Money trumps all

Despite a number of obvious drawbacks, NFL regular season expansion appears to be foregone conclusion

Posted by Dave Goldberg, on August 31, 2010 12:17 AM

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