The NFL might consider widening the playing field to Canadian Football League standards. If it passes, it would be one of the bigger rules changes the game has seen in a long time.
If everything goes through, the field, sideline-to-sideline, would increase from 160 feet to 195 feet.
In theory, a wider field would be safer for a league that has much bigger and faster players than it did decades ago.
The National Football Post said the wider field might not necessarily help player safety, because players would have more room to build up speed and have bigger collisions.
Plus, let's not forget the stadium issues. Most of them were built with the 160-foot wide field in mind, with every foot of possible room used for seats that generate revenue. Widening the field by more than 10 yards might make the playing area really tight.