Los Angeles, Dallas become potential NFL playoff bubble locations

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The NFL and NFL Players Association would be wise to put all teams in a bubble now. For now, the league is discussing only the possibility of a postseason bubble.

According to TheAthletic.com, the league is considering the viability of a postseason bubble, along with the possibility of playing some postseason games at neutral sites.

Per the report, L.A. and Dallas “could be two potential options.” The bubble would be implemented after the wild-card round.

Before the postseason can begin, the regular season must end. As PFT reported on Sunday, the league is determined to play all 256 regular-season games in a 17-week window. An eighteenth weekend is a last resort. However, the first postponement of a game involving a team that already has had a bye week makes the last resort a reality.

38 responses to “Los Angeles, Dallas become potential NFL playoff bubble locations

  1. Ya, reward LA for having horrible fans and even more horrible franchises.

    The bubble worked so well for the NBA, viewership down 70%. If there’s a championship but no ones there to see it, does it even count as a championship?

  2. This country needs to learn to live with Covid not shut down because of it. The NFL should just tell teams to suit up who’s healthy and keep home who’s not. Test everyone each day leading to game day and all negative tests are active and positives get a ticket homes. Players, coaches, admins, etc

  3. The NFL is living in a bubble! Play the games as scheduled or cancel the season! How many players and staff have ACTUALLY been HOSPITALIZED because they tested positive? Testing positive so far has not been proven to make someone contagious! If a player tests positive put him in quarantine and allow teams to bring other players in but play the games!

  4. of course they do….Jerry and Robert have been running the league ever since Roger took over. So lets not leave out Roger’s best friend Robert Kraft. Both Jerry and Robert combined dont even come close to Stan the Man net worth.

  5. Dallas is a terrible idea!

    They will want to force fans in the stadium thus defeating the purpose of a bubble. LA is more realistic as they have a significantly more robust Public Health infrastructure and policies in place.

  6. Thats cool. Coach Lynn & staff has assured the Chargers wont be taking up any space. John Spanos, this is your hire, remember? Coffee is for closers Coach Lynn.

  7. Don’t care to be honest. Rooting for the underdog regardless since my team won’t be contending

  8. Jones sure has some power or something on the NFL. Here in minny we get all the Dallas games and its wierd, all our games are at noon -central time, but Jones and the Cowboys games are all at 3:30. Thus, they are going to make dam sure america sees americas team. We get very few west coast games because of it.

  9. jam11163 says:
    October 13, 2020 at 12:40 pm
    DAllas will NEVER be the home field for them Philadelphia Eagles. Never.
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    Well, since they are talking about playoff games, the Eagles won’t have to worry..

  10. the league is determined to play all 256 regular-season games in a 17-week window
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    Let me know how that works out

  11. If they are going to relocate and there’s no way out of it, the new Raiders stadium might be more ideal. Las Vegas definitely sounds more interesting than Los Angeles or Dallas right about now. It’s indoors, so cold weather won’t be a factor. The Cardinals stadium is another one.

  12. zibet says:
    October 13, 2020 at 12:37 pm
    Good idea. Texas is doing great against the virus

    So is Florida, but the NBA did just fine with a much longer bubble than will be neccessary for the NFL Playoffs.

  13. The WHO has announced that these lock down measures have been more harmful than good. Open the stadiums and play the games. This virus was going through locker rooms last year during the playoffs and life didn’t end.

  14. I say in addition to home field advantage, both number one seeds should be the “bubble” locations as well.
    Otherwise what’s the point in getting home field advantage throughout the playoffs if you still have to play somewhere unfamiliar.

  15. Vegas seems like a viable solution. Lots of hotels to put teams and staff up in. Multiple locker rooms because of the Raiders and UNLV having their own in the stadium plus the visitors locker room. Two Fields, one grass, one turf so no concerns with the field getting beat up from over use. But because it’s not Jerry or Stan this will never be considered.

  16. “Testing positive so far has not been proven to make someone contagious!”

    ———-

    Are you thinking that somehow the 20-30 Titans that got infected did not pass this around? That’s silly.

    Stephan Gilmore likely got infected having dinner with Cam Newton.

    Newsflash: it is an INFECTIOUS DISEASE.

  17. edukator44 says:
    October 13, 2020 at 1:04 pm
    dont put it in LA, they wont allow any fans in there.
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    Lol, this post is a joke right? Bubbles = no fans period duhhh

  18. truthprofessor says:
    October 13, 2020 at 1:47 pm
    “Testing positive so far has not been proven to make someone contagious!”

    ———-

    Are you thinking that somehow the 20-30 Titans that got infected did not pass this around? That’s silly.

    Stephan Gilmore likely got infected having dinner with Cam Newton.

    Newsflash: it is an INFECTIOUS DISEASE.

    **************************************************************************************
    It’s not a DISEASE. It’s a virus. The same as a cold or flu virus. We don’t stop the world for those, we shouldn’t stopped it for this one.

  19. Atlanta is perfect. There are 65,000+ hotel rooms and a huge percentage of that is within walking distance of the stadium.

    We also use drones to disinfect our stadium interior.

  20. springfield says:
    October 13, 2020 at 12:34 pm
    Ya, reward LA for having horrible fans and even more horrible franchises.

    The bubble worked so well for the NBA, viewership down 70%. If there’s a championship but no ones there to see it, does it even count as a championship?

    —————–

    NBA ratings weren’t down 70% because of the bubble. We all know the real reason and it wasn’t related to the bubble, Covid, or other sports.

  21. Of course. Dallas or LA. Why not NY? Let’s really super spread this mess.

    There are numerous small college towns that have a bubble stadiums and motels. Try Flagstaff, AZ or hundreds of other towns equally equipped to host a bubble league on a restructured schedule. As always, the NFL is aways about profits and not smarts.

  22. This could easily have been done before the season with four bubbles, four games in an area each week; four weeks of interdivision games, four weeks of interconference games, six weeks of the intradivision games, and two weeks of the games based on last year’s standings. Only three travel dates. Byes could easily be fit into the schedules. Bubbles suck, but it’s better than no games. I’d rather have a Super Bowl in a bubble than no Super Bowl at all.

  23. California and Texas have by far the most COVID cases in the county. So let’s bring all the players there for “safety”? Smart NFL

  24. kustombypook says:
    October 13, 2020 at 2:30 pm
    truthprofessor says:
    October 13, 2020 at 1:47 pm
    “Testing positive so far has not been proven to make someone contagious!”

    ———-

    Are you thinking that somehow the 20-30 Titans that got infected did not pass this around? That’s silly.

    Stephan Gilmore likely got infected having dinner with Cam Newton.

    Newsflash: it is an INFECTIOUS DISEASE.

    **************************************************************************************
    It’s not a DISEASE. It’s a virus. The same as a cold or flu virus. We don’t stop the world for those, we shouldn’t stopped it for this one.
    **************************************************************************************
    It’s in the definition for COVID-19. COVID means ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. The ‘19’ is short for 2019, the year it was identified. Sorry to burst your bubble.

  25. “California and Texas have by far the most COVID cases in the county. So let’s bring all the players there for “safety”? Smart NFL”

    The NBA went to what was then the COVID capital of the World: Florida. And guess what? Not one positive test in three months. Smart, NBA.

    By the way, in cases per 100,000 residents in the past week, California and Texas are BELOW Utah and the Dakotas, and many other states in Covid-positive tests. So do get a clue.

  26. Too late now, but I would have loved to see the season start but putting each division in a bubble and knock off the 6 division games over 6 weeks and then move to the next set of bubbles. Set schedule to play on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

  27. Why not US Bank Stadium? That would be a neutral site since the Vikings are already eliminated.

  28. The bubble makes sense.
    The choices of California and, especially, Texas makes no sense.
    They rank 1 & 2 in total cases; 1 and 5 in # of new cases; 2 and 3 in total deaths; and 2 and 8 in new deaths.
    For Covid reasons, CA makes more sense than TX.
    For tax reasons, TX makes more sense than CA.

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