The Pittsburgh Steelers just tweeted the NFL has expanded the regular season from 16 to 17 games. Their extra opponent will be the Seattle Seahawks.
The NFL is expanding to a 17-game regular season starting in 2021.
The Seattle Seahawks have been added to our list of 2021 home opponents.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) March 30, 2021
The entire AFC North will host the NFC West this year, and opponents are determined by the place they finished within their respective divisions. The Ravens will host the Rams, the Browns will host the Cardinals, and the Bengals will host the 49ers. Next year, the AFC North will be the away team against a different NFC division.
With a game added, it gives all current and future players the ability to break single season records, so expect some of them to start falling in upcoming years.
EDIT: The start date for the season and Super Bowl date has been announced:
NFL also officially announced season will begin Sept. 9 and Super Bowl will be Feb. 13.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) March 30, 2021