NFL: If You Don’t Want Sub .500 Teams in Postseason, Get Rid of Conferences

December 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With all the talk about the NFC west that may very well wind up with a 7-9 team as the division winner and hosting a playoff game, against a team with a better record.  So some players and coaches say the top 6 teams should make the playoffs regardless if they win their division or not. Some of these players and coaches, now analysts are the same players and coaches that when the NFL went to a 8-division format were for a "win your division, and get a home game" format.  Let's be honest if an NFC West team finishes at 8-8 (Rams or Seahawks) this probably will simmer down. However if there is a 3-way tie at 6-9 going into the final week, one of the teams (Rams, 49ers, Seahawks) will finish at 7-9 and win the division, then everyone is up in arms.  
So I decided to take into account the need for divisions, but also the need for best records get into the post season.  You still don't need to have a .500 or above record to make it, but you won't be hosting a playof...

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