Updated March 1, 2021 at 7:20 AM CT

A Monday night wildcard game in 2021?

       In a recent ‘Peter King’s Football Morning in America,’ King looked at what the move to a 17-game schedule would look like for the 2021 season, and included the scheduling possibilities for the first weekend of the playoffs.

King said Pplaying one of the Wild Card games on Monday was “somewhere between 50-50 and very likely,” with the rest of the schedule, including two games on Saturday and three games on Sunday.

Assuming the 2021 season still starts the week after Labor Day and goes 17 weeks, adding a week to the season would push the start of the playoffs back one week to avoid a conflict with the college football championship - played on that Monday.

The winner of the Monday game would be slotted into a Sunday game for the next round of the playoffs in what’s shaping up to be the first 17-game season in the NFL.

When the NFL expanded the postseason for the 2020 season, we had nine hours of playoff football on back-to-back days. Three Wild Card games on the first Saturday of the playoffs and three more games on Sunday. 

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Last season, the solo Christmas Day game was such a success that the league is also considering playing two games on Christmas day in 2021.

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Ran DeBord - All Access Sporting News

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