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NFL considering expanding playoffs

  • Jcool
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NFL: AroundTheLeague ‏@NFL_ATL

NFL considers expanding playoffs to 14 or 16 teams

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000110396/article/roger-goodell-nfl-considering-expanding-playoffs?campaign=Twitter_atl

Brandon McCarthy ‏@BMcCarthy32

Oh cool, Thurs night football quality, but in the playoffs. RT@NFL_ATL NFL considers expanding playoffs to 14 or 16 teams

Rich Eisen ‏@richeisen

Like Game 5 A's baseball? RT @BMcCarthy32: @richeisen@michaelkelly123 @NFL_ATL Thurs night football idea- great. Game quality- not so much.

NFL: AroundTheLeague ‏@NFL_ATL

Playoff expansion not popular with followers ... unless they root for a team on the bubble.
I like the number the way it is.
f**king Goodell needs to go, I really do not like this guy.
I hope the playoff format doesn't change

The only tweak I would consider would be division winners must have a winning record (9-7) in order to qualify for the playoffs. No more 7-9 or 8-8 division winners host playoff games while 10-6 or 11-5 teams in other divisions don't qualify for the playoffs.
[ Edited by sfgiantdave on Dec 12, 2012 at 5:38 PM ]
I wouldn't have a problem with going to 14 teams.
Watch first round byes become a thing of the past. Top seed will play the wild, wild card and everyone will have to win 3 maybe 4 games to get to the Super Bowl. Going back to back will be a miracle. And with the 18 game schedule players careers will be shortened. The phrase NFL, Not For Long, does not apply to the owners.
Originally posted by Chief:
f**king Goodell needs to go, I really do not like this guy.

Neither the guy is a joke , too many changes, the way it's heading the NFL will be a fair for all , non contact sport. The worst part is he firmly believes he is doing the right thing.
f**k you, Goodell!
Don't like going to that many teams at all.
Make it like the NBA playoffs, 1 vs. 8, 4. vs. 5, 3. vs. 6, 2. vs 7.
If they do go to more teams, they better be ready to see more 7-9 teams get in, like the seahawks a couple years back. There really aren't that many teams that end up with a .500 record or better.
I applaud Goodell for trying to improve the game by trying new things; however, this is a turrible idea. Didn't read link but are there going to be a bye week?
Playoffs should just stay the same. Divisons need to be realigned though.
Originally posted by AUniner:
Playoffs should just stay the same. Divisons need to be realigned though.

What should they be?