The NFL season may seem short compared to other sports, but there's a good reason for it. Football is a high-impact, physically demanding sport that requires an extended recovery period between games. The 17-week schedule allows for one game per week which not only helps prevent injuries but also builds anticipation and excitement among fans. Furthermore, the intense training and post-game recovery periods are critical for the athletes' health and performance. So, it's not just about the games we see, but also about the unseen groundwork that makes a successful and safe season.