Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
it should be like that but i doubt anything changes. its more incentive to win your division
Exactly. I like the order of it all. This argument could be extended to conferences as well if we are going to go there. Just have the top 12 teams in the tournament. Keep it the way it is.
They've talked about expanding the field to 16 teams, best way to this is to eventually dissolve the divisions. They could still have conferences but I wouldn't be surprised if it just becomes one giant league with the top 12-16 teams making the playoffs. Especially if they truly aspire to have 1 or more international teams. Plus it means bigger, better games as the season wears on. Can you imagine a post season with this as the seeding?
4. New England
5. Kansas City
6. San Francisco
7. New Orleans
15. Green Bay
I tried to stick to just the records so this could be off but lets just take a look at what the round 1 stories would be if the NFL expanded it to top 50% playoffs based solely off of your record. I'd take this over the current format any day.
Seattle -- Dallas (Top team against the schizophrenic Cowboys)
Denver -- Green Bay (2 of the most elite QBs ever...in round 1 in round 1 when it would have to be a SB match under current format)
Carolina -- Miami (a sleeper game. Could Miami knock out the panthers?)
New England -- Chicago (two teams accustomed to cold weather duking it out?)
Kansas City -- Philadelphia (Reid matching up against his old team. two dynamic RBs, etc)
San Francisco -- Baltimore (rematch of last years SB in round 1???!)
New Orleans -- Cincinnati (two gun slinging QBs and great defenses)
Indianapolis -- Arizona (Arians against his old team. AZ's insane D versus Luck)
You know the NFL is salivating at this. It is going to happen sooner or later.
EDIT: They could as long as the team # is at 32. Keep the divisions and say the top two teams automatically get in the playoffs and then it is seeded strictly off of overall record and head to head match ups.
[ Edited by sfout on Dec 22, 2013 at 4:57 PM ]