Originally posted by slip:
Originally posted by SofaKing:And every playoff game is an elimination, unlike other football codes that may give a top of the ladder team a second chance if they lose their first finals game.
Originally posted by darlo49ers:
How does the NFL work. Do all teams play each other during the season? Or do you only play west coast teams until the playoffs?
Oh boy. I'll try and explain it the best I can.
Each team plays 16 games during the season. There are 32 teams. All teams do not play each other in a single season. Teams are divided evenly into 2 "conferences", the AFC and the NFC. Each conference has 4 "divisions" or "groups" each consisting of 4 teams. Each team plays the team in their division twice, home and away, for a total of 6 games. The 10 other games are on rotation year-to-year, so each team plays each other at least once every 3-4 years.
Hope that makes some sense. The NFL is one of the most confusing sports to explain to a newcomer. So many rules and nuances lol.
Yes. After the season the playoffs start, which is single-game elimination. The top 6 teams in each conference, AFC and NFC, qualify for the playoffs. The teams play within their own conference until there is one team left. The Super Bowl is played between the AFC and NFC teams who advance that far.