The NFL is looking to shake things up for the playfs next season.
NFL football is still quite a few months away but that hasn't stopped the owners from holding meetings in order to discuss some the importing rules for next season. Over the past couple months, and adding a couple teams. Well, today, the NFL owners ficially voted to change the playf format which will come into effect, this season.
The new format is pretty simple. Instead 12 teams, there will be 14 teams to make the playfs. Each conference will now have three wild card teams which means wild card weekend will have three games on Saturday and three games on Sunday. From now on, only the first seed in each conference will get a bye, as opposed to two. The NFL explained this decision on its website.
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Per the NFL:
"Adding an additional playf team in each conference means only the No.1 seeds in the AFC and NFC will earn a postseason bye, a massive advantage to the top club each year. While it's been suggested that adding playf teams could dilute the regular season, with the No. 1 spot earning an even bigger advantage than previous seasons, it could make the final weeks for vital for clubs battling for postseason position."
Let us know in the comments below what you think the new changes and be sure to stay tuned for more NFL news as free agency continues to ramp up.