Originally posted by communist:
Playoffs=elite teams. Given that the AFC will send some crappy teams to their PO-branch this year, I dont wanna experience what happen if they expand the POs.
Perhaps the NFL should start thinking about consolidation, i.e. no AFC/NFC separation, regarding qualification for the POs.
we have discussed it here. and it is why you can not get rid of 8-8 division winners either.
if you play in a division of 3 really good teams that win outside of their division but lose in it. or you get a team like the falcons or patriots(last year) who don't play anyone go 10-6 and a team who is forced to play 9ers, packers, falcons, patriots, broncos, and the texans. and they go 8-8. who deserves the playoffs?
the only change i could see them making in the playoffs is the best record gets the home game.