It’s never too early to start thinking about next season. Find out when the NFL season is over so you can start prepping for your fantasy football draft.
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world.
The NFL was formed in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association (APFA), with ten teams from four states. After an organizational meeting in Canton, Ohio on September 17, 1920, which resulted in the renaming of the league to the National Football League, the league began its inaugural season with 11 teams. The following year, four more teams were added, bringing the total number of teams to 15. In 1922, two more teams join NFL, increasing membership to 17. In 1923, NFL absorbs another seven squads from APFA and now comprises 24 outfits. From 1924 to 1927 NFL expand rapidly by adding several more franchises. The number had reached 32 by 1932.
The Regular Season
The regular NFL season is 16 games long, and it typically starts in early September and ends in late December or early January. During the regular season, each team plays 16 games, eight at home and eight on the road.
The National Football League (NFL) preseason is the period each year during which NFL teams play several not-for-the-record exhibition games before the regular season.Beginning with the 2021 NFL season, the NFL preseason will be shortened from four games per team to three games.
The Regular Season
The National Football League (NFL) regular season begins on the weekend following the Labor Day holiday (the first Monday in September in the United States). After 16 weeks, it culminates with the playoffs. The NFL championship game, better known as the Super Bowl, is usually held on the first Sunday in February and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.
The regular season is over. The few weeks of the season are great, but the post season is what all teams and fans hope for. The post season starts with the Wild Card games. These are four divisional games played between two division rivals. The division rival that has the better record gets to host the game. The following week, there are two more divisional games played, again between division rivals but this time it is the divisional round. As in the previous week, the team with the better record gets to host the game. These four winners then advance to the Conference Championships, where they will compete to see who goes to the Super Bowl.
The NFL season is a long one, but it eventually comes to an end. The regular season runs from September to December, with the playoffs beginning in January and the Super Bowl taking place in February. So if you’re wondering when the NFL season is over, the answer is usually late February.
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