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A 17-game regular season in the NFL has been coming for a while now, and it has finally been made official.
The season will now consist of 272 games (previously 256), with each of the league’s 32 teams playing 17 games during an 18-week period with a standard bye week.
With the added 17th game, the standard four-game preseason has been reduced to three games.
Additionally, given the expansion of the regular season, Super Bowl LVI, which will be played at SoFi Stadium, will now be pushed one week later, from Feb. 6 to Feb. 13, 2022.
So, what does this mean for the Chargers? With the addition of the 17th game, Los Angeles will now serve as host to the Minnesota Vikings to conclude the regular season matchups in 2021.
Click here to see a rundown of the rest of the team’s 2021 opponents.