National Football League

Publication date: 13 Sep 2023

About the NFL

The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional league in American football, with 32 teams currently playing. The start of a new NFL season begins in August with preseason training. This stage lasts for 3 weeks. Then, from the beginning of September to the beginning of August the regular season takes place. During this period each team plays 17 games. After this stage, 7 teams from each conference meet in the playoffs and play elimination matches. The most anticipated game in every NFL season is the Super Bowl, where the winning teams from the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference meet. It is one of the most significant sporting events not only in the United States but also around the world.

NFL Official Site

2023-24 season of the National Football League

The 104th NFL season began on 7 September 2023 with the regular season and will not end until 7 January 2024. Next, the Playoffs stage will begin from 13 January 2024. The much-anticipated Super Bowl game will be played on 11 February, while the lesser-anticipated Pro Bowl event will kick off on 4 February.

NFL History

In the early 20s, several important meetings happened that resulted in the creation of the American Professional Football Association (APFA). The main goal of this group was to develop and make American football recognizable on a large scale. Jim Thorpe was elected as the first president of the APFA. Meanwhile, the association at the very beginning consisted of 14 teams.

On 3 October 1920, the first full week of league play began.

In 1922, the APFA changed its name. Since that time, the association has been called the National Football League (NFL).

Over the years, the format of the tournament has changed. Moreover, despite its scale as a professional football league, the NFL has faced competition from other football leagues.

Currently, the NFL is the most popular league in North America. It is important to note that the league’s greatest popularity came between 1960 and 1989, when Pete Rozelle was at the helm of the NFL. Thanks to his work, total annual attendance increased almost 6 times (from 3 million to 17 million).

The next commissioner, Paul Tagliabue, expanded the number of television contracts, which influenced the league to grow even more.

Roger Goodell, the current NFL commissioner, is focused on making the sport and players safer.

Previous NFL seasons’ results based on Super Bowl outcomes

The year Venue Results
2023 State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona Kansas City Chiefs (AFC)
2022 SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California Los Angeles Rams (NFC)
2021 Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFC)

National Football League for the 2024-25 season

There is currently no information available about exact dates for the 105th NFL season.

Keep an eye on the dates of football events and other activities in our Sporting Events Calendar.

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