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Goodell wants to expand playoffs?

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I don't want to see more losing teams in the playoffs. Has nothing to do with "tradition".

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afraid the losing teams might win?

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why not?

if a team can make it through those many teams and through all those rounds undefeated and win the whole thing, don' t you think they deserve it?

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If Goodell proposed that every fan got a crisp new 100 dollar bill when they entered a stadium for an NFL game people would still bitch about how he is ruining the game.

I like the expanded format of 14 teams. 4 division winners and then the top 3 records. Seems like a great fix to situations where a team wins their division at 9-7 and leaves a 10-6 team sitting at home for the playoffs.

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14 teams would be fine. Only 1 team per conference gets a bye. There would be hopefully less resting players and more competing for a wildcard/bye.

16 is too many. No reward for best record, too many bad teams in the playoffs

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^^^Is that what you're hoping to see eventually happen? A losing record team win it all?

In reality all it would mean is just more useless games and more revenue presumably. I don't feel like watching shïtty teams in the playoffs personally.

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At what point are you diluting the NFL? A losing team shouldn't be there because they could not win in the season, not because they might win now. That is afterall, the point of playing the season. All this is, is more money as already stated. That is the bigest impact this will have and the main priority. Zero benfits for the fan really. But you can't just keep adding playoff teams and regular season games without eventually diluting the meaning of either or. 14 games doesn't seem so bad but teams can already go 8-8 and make the playoffs in hte right division.

As a fan my concern isn't money or more football it is the quality of the game/season/post-season, which I don't see how it will be maintained doing things like this. Quality should be all of our concerns because we are the consumer, what else do you invest in that isn't your concern? At what point is there too many? Goodell will most likley have a number based on money, not quality. Why not 18? or 20?

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^^^Is that what you're hoping to see eventually happen? A losing record team win it all?

In reality all it would mean is just more useless games and more revenue presumably. I don't feel like watching shïtty teams in the playoffs personally.

if a team can string together 4-5 wins in a row, defeating the best teams in the league in games that matter more than anything in the regular season...can it really be called a "losing" team?

sure makes for some more interesting games and stories i would think.

teams that can win it all, will win it all. teams that can't win, won't. it's really that simple. nothing would be diluted.

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At what point are you diluting the NFL? A losing team shouldn't be there because they could not win in the season, not because they might win now. That is afterall, the point of playing the season. All this is, is more money as already stated. That is the bigest impact this will have and the main priority. Zero benfits for the fan really. But you can't just keep adding playoff teams and regular season games without eventually diluting the meaning of either or. 14 games doesn't seem so bad but teams can already go 8-8 and make the playoffs in hte right division.

As a fan my concern isn't money or more football it is the quality of the game/season/post-season, which I don't see how it will be maintained doing things like this. Quality should be all of our concerns because we are the consumer, what else do you invest in that isn't your concern? At what point is there too many? Goodell will most likley have a number based on money, not quality. Why not 18? or 20?

But you are not really adding any length to the season and compromising quality by adding one more team from each conference. Wildcard weekend is replaced by the first round. The net effect is one more team gets in and one less team gets a week off. Oh and the additional team to make the cut wont be an 8-8 team. This scheme would still allow an 8-8 division winner to get in but it would allow for the team that finished 3rd in their division with a 10-6 record to have a shot. The team that we all would agree should make it in over the 8-8 div winner.

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