When Does The Official NFL Season Start?

The National Football League (NFL) regular season begins on the weekend following the Labor Day holiday (i.e., the first Sunday in September).


The National Football League (NFL) regular season typically begins in September and ends in December. However, the actual start date of the season can vary depending on the year. For example, the NFL season began on September 5th, 2019 and is scheduled to end on December 29th, 2019.

The NFL playoffs typically begin in January and conclude with the Super Bowl in early February. The specific dates for the playoffs vary from year to year, but the general schedule is as follows:

– Wild Card Weekend: The opening round of the playoffs, typically held on the first weekend in January.
– Divisional Playoffs: The second round of the playoffs, typically held on the second weekend in January.
– Conference Championships: The third round of the playoffs, typically held on the weekend before the Super Bowl.
– Pro Bowl: An all-star game featuring players from around the league, typically held one week before the Super Bowl.
– Super Bowl: The final game of the NFL season, typically held on the first Sunday in February.

The Preseason

The National Football League (NFL) preseason is the period each year during which NFL teams play several not-for-the-record exhibition games before the actual “regular” season starts. Beginning with the featured Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in early August, five weekends of exhibition games are currently played in the NFL preseason. The start of the preseason is intrinsically linked to the end of the previous season — teams that played in the Super Bowl typically do not play until at least the third week of the preseason, while teams that missed the playoffs generally open training camp earlier and thus have their first exhibition game earlier.

The Regular Season

The National Football League regular season begins the week after Labor Day in early September and ends in December or early January. There are 16 regular season games played by each of the 32 NFL teams over a 17-week schedule that runs from September to December, with one bye week for each team.

The Playoffs

The playoffs begin on the weekend of January 5-6, 2020. The Wild Card round features four games that weekend, two on Saturday and two on Sunday. The divisional round will be played the following weekend, January 12-13, with the conference championships taking place on Sunday, January 19.

The Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is the biggest and most important game of the NFL season. It is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL). The game is usually played on the first Sunday in February and determines the champion of the NFL for that year.

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