Originally posted by Sims84:
Originally posted by horsecore:
Originally posted by SnakePlissken:
God I hate the NFC West this year. -7-9 is gonna win the division, for the fame of shame.
Yall will still be in front of the TV or at the stadium rooting for our beloved Niners so it doesn't matter how we get in
Of course I will - I am a fan of the Niners and I'm not rooting for them to lose like some, however, it still doesn't change the sorry state the NFC West is in. Making the playoffs with a losing record is like getting a D and being a proud of it.
If a 7 - 9 teams makes it to the playoffs, look for the NFL to make a change. It's already been speculated that if a sub .500 division winner were to make it, they would still go to the playoffs but wouldn't host a home game.
NFC West could inspire playoff re-seeding
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on December 15, 2010, 5:43 PM EST
It usually takes an attention-grabbing event to change the NFL rulebook.
Last year’s Saints-Vikings NFC Championship helped change the overtime rules, at least for the playoffs. Falcons president and co-chair of the NFL Competition Committee Rich McKay hopes that the current state of the NFC West forces the league to change its playoff seeding methods starting in 2011.
“I’ve brought it up twice and never had real success getting it passed,” McKay told NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora. “I think it something we should consider.”
McKay said he supports re-seeding spots 3-6 by record, with division winners not necessarily granted a home game. (Division winners would be guaranteed a playoff spot at any record.) He’s come close to getting the measure passed before, with upwards of 18 votes supporting the idea. 24 owners would need to approve the measure to pass it.
Perhaps having the first 7-9 playoff team in NFL history could inspire such a change. It’s almost enough to make us root for the Chiefs, Falcons, Panthers, and Chargers this week.
[ Edited by horsecore on Dec 19, 2010 at 12:37 PM ]