When does the NFL season start?
Each year, the first game of the NFL season is on the first Thursday after Labor Day. In 2023, the start of the season is on September 7, when the Detroit Lions take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO.
When is the NFL Draft?
The NFL Draft occurs on the last weekend of April over a 3 day period from Thursday - Saturday.
How many rounds are in the NFL draft.
There are 7 rounds in the NFL draft for a total of 224 picks.
When is the NFL schedule released?
The NFL Schedule is released in May, usually in the second week of the month.
How many NFL teams are there?
There are 32 NFL teams. There are 16 teams in each conference and 4 teams in each division.
What are the NFL divisions?
In total there are 8 divisions. There are 2 conferences, the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). Each Conference has 4 divisions associated with it. These divisions are:
- AFC East
- AFC North
- AFC South
- AFC West
- NFC East
- NFC North
- NFC South
- NFC West
How many teams make the NFL playoffs?
In the NFL, the winner of each division makes it into the playoffs. In each conference, the 3 best teams that did not win their respective division also make it into the playoffs as a wildcard. This means a total of 14 teams make the NFL playoffs.
When does NFL preseason start?
NFL preseason starts with the Hall of Fame Game in early August. In 2023, that game occurred on August 3 when the Jets faced off against the Browns.
When is NFL free agency?
Free Agency usually lasts from July until Week 10 of the NFL season. In 2023, it is from July 24 until November 14.
When is the NFL trade deadline?
The trade deadline in the NFL occurs at 4:00 PM EST on the Tuesday following week 8. In 2023 this will be on October 31st.
How many games are in the NFL season?
There are 18 weeks in the NFL regular season. Each team plays a game in 17 of those weeks and also has a bye one week out of the 18 weeks. In total there are 272 games in the NFL regular season.