Time for the NFL to Simplify the Playoff System: 10 Wins and In!

Posted: 6th December 2009 by Nick Antonicello in NFL
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The time has come for the best toáqualify for the áplay-offs eacháand every NFL season. That means abolishing the divisions and removing the seeding of teams based on a qualifying number of victories toágain entrance intoáeach conferenceátournament. While the conferences still hold some limited value in terms of setting up the play-off system, what is the value of a divisional title when a team with more wins can be excluded from the post season? A glaring example of such inequity was the 2008 season in which the San Diego Chargers finished a mediocre 8-8, yet qualified over both the New York Jets (9-7) and the New England Patriots who finished 11-5! San Diego would not only go to the play-offs, but they would host a Wildcard play-off in which the Indianapolis Colts at 12-4 were forc ...

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