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The National Football League (NFL) is an expert American football class comprising of 32 groups, isolated similarly between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four noteworthy elite athletics alliances in North America.The NFL was shaped in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association (APFA) before renaming itself the National Football League for the 1922 season. The NFL consented to converge with the American Football League (AFL) in 1966, and the primary Super Bowl was held toward the finish of that season, the merger was finished in 1970. Today, the NFL has the most noteworthy normal participation (67,591) of any pro athletics group in the world and is the most well known games class in the United States. The Super Bowl is among the greatest club brandishing occasions in the world and individual Super Bowl amusements represent a large number of the most sat in front of the TV programs in American history, all possessing the Nielsen's Top 5 count of the record-breaking most viewed U.S. transmissions by 2015. The NFL's official officer is the magistrate, who has expansive expert in administering the association.
Season and playoff advancement
From 1920 to 1934, the NFL did not have a set number of diversions for groups to play, rather setting a base. The group commanded a 12-diversion normal season for each group starting in 1935, later shortening this to 11 amusements in 1937 and 10 recreations in 1943, fundamentally because of World War II. After the war finished, the quantity of diversions came back to 11 recreations in 1946 and to 12 out of 1947. The NFL went to a 14-diversion plan for 1961, which it held until changing to the ebb and flow 16-amusement plan for 1978. Proposals to expand the consistent season to 18 recreations have been made, yet have been dismissed in labor transactions with the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA). The NFL worked in a two-gathering framework from 1933 to 1966, where the bosses of every meeting would meet in the NFL Championship Game. On the off chance that two groups tied for the gathering lead, they would meet in a one-amusement playoff to decide the meeting champion. In 1967, the NFL extended from 15 groups to 16 groups. Rather than simply evening out the gatherings by including the extension New Orleans Saints to the seven-part Western Conference, the NFL realigned the meetings and split each into two four-group divisions.
The four division champions would meet in the NFL playoffs, a two-round playoff. The NFL additionally worked the Playoff Bowl (formally the Bert Bell Benefit Bowl) from 1960 to 1969. Viably a third-put diversion, setting the two meeting sprinters up against each other, the association considers Playoff Bowls to have been shows as opposed to playoff amusements. The association suspended the Playoff Bowl in 1970 because of its recognition as an amusement for losers. Following the expansion of the previous AFL groups into the NFL in 1970, the NFL split into two meetings with three divisions each. The extended class, now with twenty-six teams, would likewise include an extended eight-group eight playoff, the members being the three division champions from every gathering and also one 'special case' group (the group with the best win rate) from every meeting. In 1978, the alliance included a second special case group from every gathering, bringing the aggregate number of playoff groups to ten, and a further two trump card groups were included 1990 to convey the aggregate to twelve. At the point when the NFL extended to 32 groups in 2002, the class realigned, changing the division structure from three divisions in every gathering to four divisions in every meeting. As every division champion gets a playoff offer, the quantity of trump card groups from every meeting dropped from three to two.
List of National Football League seasons