Proposed Changes to NFL Playoffs


The most significant proposal has been to expand the teams allowed into the playoffs from 12 to 14:

Most recent: ProFootballTalk announces there will most likely be a change coming in 2015 due to ratings of Wild Card games being so high.

Sports Illustrated: NFL reportedly considering expanded playoffs, shortened preseason -2014

Another proposal is to re-seed the playoff format so that the best teams always make it in:

VIDEO: NFL to consider reseeding playoffs purely by record -2014

Recently officially changed:

“Second chance” rule in 2013:

If a team wins the coin toss and then kicks a field goal, the other team gets the ball. If the game becomes tied again after that next series, play will continue under the current sudden-death rules.


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