Found January 31, 2013 on Patriots Life:
In spite of the possibility of injuries the NFL is still looking to extend the regular season to have an 18 game schedule instead of a 16 game schedule. With how much the players get injured today, I don’t blame them for not wanting this elongated season and I am a supporter of them saying “longer season, more money.” The NFL’s Executive Vice President Ray Anderson expresses the NFL’s interest in increasing the NFL’s regular season schedule from 16 games to 18 games or adding another playoff team per conference. Either of these moves would surely gain revenue for the business, but would further endanger the careers of current players and consequently compromise the records set by previous hall of famers; it would change the game as we know it. The desire to make more money for the NFL drives the need for an elongated season, but players worry the risk might be too great. On a day-to-day basis, players put their bodies on the line for entertainment and just how much further ar...
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