List of National Football League seasons

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This is a list of seasons of the National Football League , including the ten regular seasons of the American Football League, which merged into the National Football League in 1970.

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1920s 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930s 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940s 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950s 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960sNFL 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
AFL 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970s 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980s 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990s 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000s 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010s 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2020s 2020 2021 20222023202420252026202720282029

Future seasons

Listed below is the current schedule of division match-ups for the next few upcoming regular seasons, based on the three-year intra-conference and four-year inter-conference rotations in place since 2021. In each year, besides the home and away games against their three division rivals, all four teams in each division listed at the top will play one game against all four teams in both of the divisions to which it has been assigned — one from the AFC, the other from the NFC. Each team will also play an additional inter-conference "17th game" from another division based on the prior season's standings, with the AFC team hosting it in odd years and the NFC team hosting it in even years. This table also lists the sites of the regular season games that are planned to be held outside the United States as part of the NFL International Series, as well as the sites and US TV networks of the corresponding Super Bowls.

Current listing of International Series games are based on extant contracts. The league stated in 2017 that it was using "inventory management" to wait until current agreements expire before potentially expanding the series, particularly into Germany. [1] The current agreement with Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London runs through 2027. [2]

SeasonScheduled division match-ups [3] NFL International Series [4] [5] Super Bowl
AFC East AFC North AFC South AFC West NFC East NFC North NFC South NFC West
2021 AFC South West East North West North East South
NFC South North West East South West East North
17th Game NFC East NFC West NFC South NFC North AFC East AFC West AFC South AFC North
2022 AFC North East West South South East North West
NFC North South East West North East West South
17th Game NFC West NFC East NFC North NFC South AFC North AFC South AFC West AFC East
2023 AFC West South North East East West South North
NFC East West South North West South North East
17th Game NFC South NFC North NFC West NFC East AFC West AFC North AFC East AFC South
2024 AFC South West East North North South West East
NFC West East North South South West East North
17th Game NFC North NFC South NFC East NFC West AFC South AFC East AFC North AFC West
2025 AFC South West East North West North East South
NFC South North East West South West East North
17th Game NFC East NFC West NFC South NFC North AFC East AFC West AFC South AFC North

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