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NFL Home-Field Advantage Is Gone, but Not for the Reason You Think

Why doesn’t playing at home matter like it used to?

With most NFL games being played this season in empty or partially occupied stadiums, it makes sense that home-field advantage isn’t what it used to be. But the numbers say that the trend actually goes back several years, making for one of football’s greatest modern mysteries—why doesn’t playing at home matter like it used to? The Ringer’s Nora Princiotti investigates.