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If you could make 1 change to the NFL playoff format what would it be?

There have been lots of ideas thrown around the past few seasons about possible changes to the NFL playoff format, but none of them have happened - at least not yet. If you had the authority to make any 1 change, what would it be:

Option 1: Add a 3rd wildcard team. The newly created 7th seed would play the 2nd seed on wildcard weekend eliminating the 1st round bye for the 2nd seed.

Option 2: Re-Seed the playoffs, allow wildcard teams to have a higher seed than division champions if the WC team has the better record.

Option 3: Eliminate division championships and award the playoff spots to the 6 best teams in each conference regardless of division.

Option 4: Create a minimum record in order for a division champion to earn a playoff spot. Perhaps 8 or 9 wins minimum. If the winner of any division fails to achileve the minimum wins the top wildcard team would move up to the 4th seed (and get a home game) and a 3rd wildcard team would be added to fill the final spot. So seed's 1-3 would be division champs and 4-6 would be wildcard teams.

Option 5: Don't change anything, the system is great as it is.

Option 6: something else (explain what).

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  • 3 years ago

    Option-6 Get rid of the damned officials during the playoffs. I'm so sick and tired of games being decided by some bad call from an official standing on the other side of the field & couldn't even see the play.

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  • 3 years ago

    Option 5...don't change anything. It's not broken; yeah, they'll be a few flukes, but why water down the playoff format?

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    3 years ago

    Option 6: Make the playoffs best of 7. The off-season would be shortened to a single month to accommodate for longer playoffs.

    • User
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      3 years agoReport

      Well you're wrong, buddy.

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  • 3 years ago

    Option 5 - do not change anything.

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