27 percent favor expanded season

Updated: February 3, 2011, 8:18 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Even though Americans like watching football far more than any other sport, they don't necessarily want a longer NFL season.

An Associated Press-Knowledge Networks poll released Thursday shows only lukewarm backing at best for a switch from 16 to 18 regular-season games, one of the NFL's key -- and easiest-to-understand -- proposals in its labor negotiations with the players' union.

Of everyone surveyed, 27 percent strongly favor or somewhat favor adding two regular-season ...

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