While that might be exciting at first glance (who would not want to watch two more meaningful games?), it is actually a terrible idea that the NFL needs to scrap right now.
Here are three reasons why staying with a 16-game schedule makes more sense than going to an 18-game schedule.
1) Injury / Health Concerns
You think injuries are a problem now? Just wait. Here is a list of significant players on 2009 postseason teams that did not play with their teams in January: Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin, Green Bay Packers CB Al Harris, GB Packers LB Aaron Kampman, Indianapolis Colts S Bob Sanders, Minnesota Vikings MLB E. J. Henderson, New England Patriots WR Wes Welker and New York Jets DT Kris Jenkins. I do not have room to list all the players, but you get the point...