NFL Playoffs: Get Over It, 7-9 Teams Deserve To Make the Postseason

December 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There has been a lot of hand-wringing around the NFL about the fact that a 7-9 team might make the playoffs for the first time.
One thing is for sure: The winner of the NFC Worst (West) will not have a winning record. That was assured when Seattle and St. Louis both dropped to 6-8 last weekend.
Heck, even the Niners could win the division at 7-9.
Lots of NFL observers don’t like that idea. Jon Gruden went so far as to say there’s no way the NFL can let a sub-.500 team into the postseason.
Yo, Jon, dem’s da rules. Division winners advance. Nothing you can do about it. It’s the way it has always been, and it’s the way it should continue to be—unless the NFL decides to do away with divisions.
There’s talk that the league might look at changing the seeding criteria, using records rather than division championships to establish matchups and home-field advantages. But then why have divisions?
There’s just no reason...

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