I guess the positive would be the Panthers could possibly still be mathematically alive for a playoff spot, However, I am still not a fan of the idea... Seems like more of a $$$ grab.
"Right now we're with 12 teams obviously. We'll look at probably 14 or 16 teams," Goodell said.
Goodell made it clear that the competition committee has considered such expansion in the past, and it clearly hasn't happened. The benefits of more playoff games are obvious: more teams involved in the race late in the season, and theoretically more television money.