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Official: NFL expands regular season schedule to 17 games [UPDATE]

It’s happening.

Dallas Cowboys v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

UPDATE: The NFL officially confirmed they’re moving to a 17-game schedule starting this season, as expected.

ORIGINAL STORY BELOW.


The NFL is expected to officially expand their regular season schedule to 17 games this week, according to NFL insider Adam Schefter.

This expansion has been long expected. The new collective bargaining agreement that was agreed upon last year allowed the league to expand to 17 games as soon as 2021.

As far as the Philadelphia Eagles as concerned, their extra opponent is expected to be the same place finisher from the AFC East. That’s the New York Jets, who currently hold the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. And it’s expected to be a road game for Philly. New interconference matchups elsewhere in the NFC East:

Here’s an overview (and analysis) of all the Eagles’ 2021 opponents:

HOME GAMES

New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Kansas City Chiefs

Los Angeles Chargers

San Francisco 49ers

Dallas Cowboys

Washington Football Team

New York Giants

AWAY GAMES

New York Jets

Atlanta Falcons

Carolina Panthers

Las Vegas RaidersAD

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

Dallas Cowboys

Washington Football Team

New York Giants

...

The NFL will likely announce the entire 2021 schedule at some point in April.