New Orleans Saints to meet AFC South winner in newly-expanded season next year
By Bob Garcia
The new schedule for the NFL next season is already starting to be set
We’re not even done with the current NFL season, and the next season is already being put into place. The new 2021 season is going to include an additional game, in part, to help teams ease the pressure brought on by their salary caps, and the layout of how these games will be held is starting to come into focus. The New Orleans Saints, for example, already know who they’re going to play in the extra week.
The new week is essentially an NFC-AFC crossover schedule, with division winners of each conference facing rivals in the opposing conference. As a result, with the Saints already scoring the NFC South title, they will take on the winner of the AFC South. That team won’t be known until after Week 17 plays out, with both the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts in the running for the title.
The Saints are hoping to take both the NFC South and the NFC before capturing the 2020 Super Bowl title. Once that happens, should it happen, they will start to get ready for the new season and an extended schedule. The Titans will take on the Houston Texans this weekend and the Colts face the Jacksonville Jaguars, so it’s going to be an interesting weekend.
The new NFL season is going to include a total of 272 games, up from the current 256. This is certain to make football fans happy, allowing them to enjoy more of their favorite action. It will also prove beneficial to sports gamblers, who will have more options for their parlay bets and banks.