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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday night followed up on his letter to fans about improving the game, saying this effort is "not as focused on the length of the game." Appearing on NFL Network's "Up to the Minute," Goodell said, "This is focused on what’s happening outside of the plays ...

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