The NFL reportedly might consider widening the playing field from 160 feet to 195 feet to make the game safer for players, the National Football Post is reporting.
The new field width would be the same as that in the Canadian Football League.
"I'm not so sure we shouldn't think about widening the field," former competition committee member Bill Polian said. "It's a radical idea, but I think it's worth thinking about. You would have more space and perhaps a safer game. I say that based on my CFL experience. There are less collisions of that type in the Canadian game."