Report: The NFL Is Expected To Add A 17th Game This Week

And the Bucs will play the Colts in the season finale.


Get ready for asterisks, folks.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday that the league is expected to add a 17th game this week. It will mark the first change to the regular season schedule in 44 years.

This isn’t a surprise by any means. The NFL has been pushing an extra game for a while now and it became official when the new CBA was signed in 2020.

Tampa Bay will play the Indianapolis Colts in Lucas Oil Stadium for its 14th opponent this year. The Bucs came back to win, 38-35, the last time the two teams met. Stampede Blue’s Luke Schultheis reports they will meet in the regular season finale.

And per Warren Sharp of, there will be no extra bye week that comes with the extra game.

It looks like there will be another week of Buc football to look forward to. Who can complain about that?