Major League Baseball apparently isn’t the only league thinking about changing its playoff structure. Changes might be coming to the NFL playoffs, too.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday night that the NFL’s playoff structure is about to change. Expansion is coming, according to the NFL insider.
“Under the current CBA proposal, seven teams from each conference will make the playoffs, with only bye per conference, sources tell ESPN. It would go into effect this upcoming season,” Schefter reports.
NFL playoff structure is about to be changed. Under the current CBA proposal, seven teams from each conference will make the playoffs, with only bye per conference, sources tell ESPN. It would go into effect this upcoming season. More coming on https://t.co/rDZaVFhcDQ.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 19, 2020
Six teams from each conference currently make the postseason. There are four division winners and two Wild Card teams. The top two teams in each conference get byes into the Divisional Round.
Here are some of the teams that would have made the playoffs under the new format:
Teams that would have made the playoffs under this format in the past 5 years
2019 – #Rams, #Steelers
2018 – #Vikings, Steelers
2017 – #Lions, #Ravens
2016 – #Buccaneers, #Titans
2015 – #Falcons, #Jets https://t.co/fAGSekMpeS
— Tzvi M (@TzviLovesSports) February 19, 2020
“That’s been agreed to for a long time,” one source told Schefter about the new playoff structure. “There wasn’t a lot of disagreement to that issue.”
The more playoff games, the better, right? That seems to be the NFL’s thinking. We can’t say we really disagree with that right now.