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You can say that’s a big deal, but then there is all the data that proves the trade-off is not better than the calculated risk of going for it on fourth downs. Additionally, we had three teams relocate in the past decade: The Rams from St. Louis to Los Angeles, the Chargers from San Diego to Los Angeles and now the Raiders from Oakland to Las Vegas. The same would likely be true in a 2024 expansion draft, with guys like Todd Gurley, Nick Foles and Trent Williams all being available, especially if there were two teams picking and the NFL required the other 32 teams to make seven, eight or even nine players initially available for the draft. Toronto has been pushing to change the basketball team name from the Raptors to the Huskies for some time so the Toronto Huskies are an option here for football, but Toronto is also known as Hog City. Additionally, as part of CBS's coverage, a separately produced telecast of the game will air on Nickelodeon, tailored for a younger audience. Buccaneers, Super Bowl 'Madden' simulation: Bucs win on wild play, How to watch 2021 Super Bowl on your phone, How to stream 2021 Super Bowl on connected devices. The NFL already has more teams than the MLB, NBA and NHL, but getting 36 seems inevitable. The last NFL expansion draft happened back in 2002 when the Houston Texans became a franchise, so many of you may be unfamiliar with the process—it’s much more complicated than a fantasy football draft or the normal NFL draft each year. NFL Network's Jim Trotter breaks down the expansion of the 2020 NFL Hall of Fame class. Other common-sense rule changes that appear to have some backing are additional challenges to penalties or extreme missed calls beyond pass interference. Peterson is fifth on the NFL’s all-time rushing list with 14,216 yards. After the Cardinals left St. Louis in 1987, the St. Louis Stallions almost became a thing TWICE. Likewise, the spread could be tried, but you’d have to imagine the NFL pass rush is just too dynamic to allow it success. Once one player was selected, their team could remove one player from their remaining five. Although Edmonton is a long-term possibility, the first NFL city in Canada will almost certainly come down to Montreal or Toronto. Much like the Rhinos above, you’d have to imagine a ferocious hog would lend itself better to branding for the NFL than a friendly dog would. They both left town simultaneously about 20 years ago and nothing has yet filled the void. He never punts, even on 4th and 15. Sometimes more is too much; other … All 32 teams have to make five players available in the expansion draft, and only one of those players can have 10 or more years of NFL experience. The NFL may further “fix” kickoff plays in a similar fashion to the XFL, where blockers and defenders lined up five yards from one another and couldn’t move until the kick was received. Cincinnati would have then taken Tua Tagovailoa, Miami could have grabbed Justin Herbert, and the Chargers could have signed Jameis Winston as their project starter before deciding if they wanted to get a new franchise QB in the 2021 draft. If Montreal is the first city, or even an additional expansion city in Canada, they could be called the Montreal Machine like the 1991 World League of American Football team, the Montreal Jazz or perhaps the Montreal Mounties. Prospective expansion cities would have to craft their bid, complete a stadium then conduct an expansion draft. Viewership was up about 5% from 2018, with about 16.5 million viewers between the … Now, the rumor is that the Chargers want to move to London which would immediately double their franchise value. If your favorite NFL team is always on the brink of the postseason, take solace. 2-seeded Packers would have hosted the No. The 2020 NFL Draft was the 85th annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible players for the 2020 NFL season.The first round was held on April 23, followed by the second and third rounds on April 24. Like the Chargers, I’m betting on the Jags opening up shop in London before the 2023 season. Are you looking to contact Customer Support about a subscription or account related question? Likewise, while San Diego and Oakland had 10 years to meet the NFL’s guidelines to prevent relocation, St. Louis met them in just 10 months, proposing a fully-funded brand new stadium for the second time in 25 years which has never been done before in major American sports history. Apparently, the NFL made a peace offering to send the Chargers to St. Louis but the city denied it and pressed on with their legal case. I’m wagering that Jacksonville has the upper-hand in that battle just like the Rams did in Los Angeles, though. NFL Expansion: 5 MORE Cities that Deserve the Next Relocation or Expansion Franchise 5 min read The Raiders have kicked off their 2020-21 NFL season in a new city, Las Vegas. After expanding the NFL playoff picture to 14 teams, owners approved a contingency plan for another potential expansion: If any “meaningful” games (i.e. Before we get to them, though, let me explain the expansion draft process. NFL teams were each required to make six players they had under contract available for the expansion draft. For whatever reason, the NFL seems intent on branding a team as the Rhinos. Much like Texas and Alabama, Nebraska sure does cherish their football. He always onside kicks and says they are done wrong. 6-keys: media/spln/nfl/reg/free/stories, at The Chargers clearly aren’t working out in Los Angeles, with their attendance 16,000 per game lower than any other team last season and it was made up of mostly of the away team’s fans. Austin is now right behind them, however, at 2.1 million and considering it is the second-fastest-growing large city in the country, they appear likely to pass up San Antonio in the coming years. It’s no wonder the fans weren’t as interested. NFL has eyed Germany expansion for years. Before then, the Rams had 95 consecutive sell-outs between 1995 and 2006. The NFL have committed to play a fifth and sixth game in Mexico City during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, with the Arizona Cardinal to play hosts next season. The NFL playoff schedule is expanding to 14 teams beginning with the 2020 season following the players approval of a new collective bargaining agreement. The league announced Tuesday that NFL owners have officially voted to expand the playoffs by two teams -- one from each conference, bringing the grand total from 12 to 14 -- starting with the 2020 season. Even 4th and 5 or 6 make sense mathematically because a punt is essentially a turnover that trades 30 to 40 yards. © 2004-2021 CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved. And oh, by the way, Pulaski Academy has now won six state titles in the last decade. Since 2002, 10 different 10-win teams failed to make the playoffs. Over the past 10 years, we haven’t seen expansion but there have always been lingering talks. It seems unlikely that the NFL would overhaul extra-points enough to allow teams to go for a three-point conversion like we saw in the XFL, but removing kicking and making one-pointers from the 1-yard line and two-pointers from the 5-yard line both seem possible, if not likely to be implemented. It must be right on the horizon considering the last expansion team added was back in 2002. The draft concluded with rounds 4–7 on April 25. That may be further down the pipeline in the NFL, though. The LA Rams and Chargers have also started playing out of SoFi Stadium, after relocating from St. Louis and San Diego in 2015 and 2016 respectively. 2:42 pm ET, Expert Breakdown: NFL Votes To Expand The Playoffs, first reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Jerome Bettis on almost becoming an Oiler, Super Bowl LV Preview: Chiefs vs. In 1991, the NFL was looking to add two expansion teams from the four finalists: St. Louis Stallions, Carolina Panthers, Memphis Hound Dogs and Jacksonville Jaguars. Much like the NFL in Europe, Canada seems like a virtual certainty in the coming years for the NFL. The NFL will wait at least until 2021 to increase its regular season from 16 to 17 games. It has been wildly successful n both leagues and now other teams are doing the same thing. With the NFL near-certain to expand in the coming decade, they may first move to 14 teams with only the #1 overall seed getting a bye to eventually 16 teams like two of the other major American sports. To put it plainly, the NFL shattered their own rules to make a quick buck and now they are having the daylights sued out of them. Jerry Jones and Janice McNair may not be fond of the move, but a third team in Texas, or perhaps Oklahoma City, is a virtual lock in the near future. Are Minshew and the Jags headed across the pond? Compete to win the $1,000,000 jackpot & more cash prizes on Sunday. CBS will broadcast one additional Wild-Card game on Jan. 10 with kickoff at approximately 4:40 p.m. Even still, a city this size would just be too difficult to pass up if the goal is to expand into Canada. Pro Bowlers like Tony Boselli, Aaron Glenn and Gary Walker were all made available by their NFL teams because of cap issues. Perhaps the NFL plugs their nose, per se, and makes the move anyways, but I have a hard time putting it above Omaha as a better option at this point. Today, I’ll tell which cities may be added to the NFL and a dozen others that are likely in consideration. We’ve seen major rules changes in the past two decades like instant replay challenges, adjusting overtime to just 10 minutes, moving the extra-point back and making all kinds of dangerous hits illegal from chop blocks and crackback blocks to horse-collar tackles and landing with your weight on a quarterback. Then back in the 80s, three other teams relocated. section: | slug: nfl-owners-approve-playoff-expansion-for-2020-season-adding-one-team-per-conference | sport: football | route: article_single.us | St. Louis Stallions The league officially expanded the postseason from 12 to 14 teams Tuesday. Perhaps one bold NFL team will give this a try and every other team will copy their success. Stan Kroenke thwarted that plan, however, matching Khan’s bid and assuming majority ownership to inevitably move the team back across the country and further pad his pockets. That doesn’t mean, however, that the game is done morphing. 1 seeds will receive a playoff bye. Considering the 8-8 Steelers and 9-7 Rams would have made the playoffs had the postseason been expanded this past season, it appears that winning 10 games would almost guarantee a playoff spot moving forward. The Canadian Football League has been successful since 1958. That’s over half the amount of draft picks in the 2020 NFL Draft. When the Raiders had burned their bridge in Oakland and it was looking like the new stadium in Las Vegas might not be ready, San Antonio, was expected to house the Raiders for a few games or even the entire 2020 season. Apparently, Khan is considering taking the Jags back to the Midwest now that St. Louis is open. The NFL last expanded its postseason for the 1990 season, increasing the number of qualifying teams from 10 to 12. Perhaps even the fullback returns to football to take advantage of all the faster, but smaller NFL defenders. The National Football League is the largest and most successful sports league on the continent. It is possible, however, that the Jags move to St. Louis and London is granted an expansion team. The Texans were not allowed to select more than two players from any team. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be diving into the expansion draft, free agency, and the 2020 NFL draft. The most likely scenario is that each of the six divisions sends their top two representatives plus two wild cards from each league. Let’s jump into it! Both are great football cities and Montreal has a metro population of 4.1 million. though, is that analytics go so far as to recognize the value of forgoing most punts and going for it on 4th and short every single time outside of your own red-zone. The truth of the matter, though, is that the Rams won just 35 games (with zero winning seasons) over their final eight years before owner, Stan Kroenke purchased land in Los Angeles. Robert Kraft did not allow Orthwein out of the long-term Foxboro lease, however, so Orthwein sold the team since he couldn’t bring them to St. Louis. The L.A. Memorial Coliseum actually hosted the first ever Super Bowl, and the city's two former NFL teams, the Raiders and the Rams. Maybe it is a snap back to the power running game as we see working with the 49ers. Kevin Kelley’s brilliance also has his team exercising the lateral very often (like Rugby) beyond the line of scrimmage. MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 02: Peyton Manning of the NLF 100 All-Time Team is honored on the field prior to Super Bowl LIV between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Wild-Card Weekend for the 2020 season will consist of three games on Saturday, Jan. 9, and three games on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. Both the bid and the stadium lend themselves well to a city who already completed both in record time (St. Louis). Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. Mike Sando and Sheil Kapadia Oct 2, 2020 120 When the Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers joined the NFL in 1995, both teams took part in an expansion draft to … ET. Sticking with the topic of kickers, it is entirely possible that the NFL took notice of football fan’s positive reception to the XFL extra point rules. Austin Chargers I’ll explain all of that plus whether or not the NFL will return to smash-mouth football and maybe even utilizes the run-option like NCAA teams. Perhaps a fresh expansion team would heal the NFLs wounds in a metro area that has 3 million people. We know minor changes will take place each year, like one this off-season that is near certain to pass: “Prevent teams (the Patriots) from manipulating the game clock by committing multiple dead-ball fouls while the clock is running.” I don’t want to talk about those ones, though, because they don’t change the sport much at all. The NFL's expanded postseason proposal was initially agreed upon by both team owners and the NFL Players Association as part of the league's new collective bargaining agreement, which was ratified earlier this offseason. City London, England The NFL is likely to expand to London at some point, and if a franchise ever relocates or is founded, London will be near the top of the list. Each team left five players unprotected, and was allowed to … Whether that is voted in or not, you can bet some rule change will happen that makes a turnover after scoring more accessible to teams. Between the two states, this NFL franchise would be looking at over 5 million in its perspective fan base, plus Omaha is one of the fasting growing cities in the country. The NFL postseason just got even bigger. The news was first reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He was a team captain and led Washington in attempts (211), rushing yards (898) and rushing touchdowns (five) last season. Teams like Green Bay are already attempting to replicate it. window.PLAYERCARDS_CONFIG={affiliateCode:"fpros_cards"}; Follow us on Twitter @FantasyPros for exclusive advice and contests, © Copyright 2010-2021 FantasyPros.com They would rearrange divisions to accommodate for the growth, putting six teams in six different divisions across two leagues. ET. That would give the fan-base nearly 5 million between the two cities which is the equivalent of San Francisco + Oakland or twice as much as NFL metropolitan cities like Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, Cincinnati, Nashville, Jacksonville, Kansas City and, of course, Green Bay. The NFL lost many fans in the south over the past decade and by placing a team in Alabama or Mississippi, there are nearly 7 million potential fans to be secured by a new NFL franchise in the two states. Under the Radar NFL Draft Targets: QB (2021 NFL Draft), FanDuel NFL Cash Game Lineup Advice: Super Bowl LV (2021), Super Bowl LV Prop Bets: Expert Picks (2021), How to Prepare for Your Dynasty Rookie Draft: February Edition (2021 Fantasy Football), Super Bowl LV Betting Odds, Picks, and Prop Bets (2021 Playoffs), Kyle Yates' Early 2021 Rankings (Fantasy Football), No, I'm a California resident looking for the California Consumer Privacy Act form, Italic – Moving away from divisional rivals. The only thing stopping the NFL from expanding there is that Buffalo is just 2 hours away. Toronto Hogs I would wager the most likely major change. View Consensus 2020 Rookie Rankings for Fantasy Football >>. Toronto, though, has a higher population than even Chicago and Houston. Increasing practice squads from 12 to 16 players adds 128 jobs. Pro Football Hall of Fame: Previewing 2021 finalists, Chiefs' Robinson cleared off COVID list, Kilgore awaits, Watson to Raiders? We could also see the elimination of the human-error aspect of the chain gang. The NFL is always changing whether we like it or not. The three division winners that didn't receive the bye will host the three wild card teams, while the top seed will face the lowest remaining seed in the divisional round. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: nfl | pageType: stories | 7-seed Steelers in the Wild-Card round of the AFC playoffs, with the top-seeded Ravens awaiting the lowest remaining seed in the second round. “We look forward to being back and we are proud to be able to say we’re going to be there for two more games over the next two years”, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said following the announcement. How drastically will the new format change the league? Birmingham Rhinos Then, they doubled the attendance of every other XFL team in 2019. Each season may seem like something minor but over the course of a decade, you can look back and see just how different the league has become whether through expansion, relocation, rule changes and/or strategy development. Likewise, these expansion teams would have the cap space to outbid others for top-tier free agents. 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