Truths Of The Playoff Expansion

Truths Of The Playoff Expansion

Truths Of The Playoff Expansion


 

NFL postseason history can be traced and dated all the way back to when Franklin D Rosevelt was president of our great country, that year was 1933. Back then qualification for the Championship game was based solely on regular season record. From 1933-1966 The NFL postseason only consisted of the Championship game. Which consisted of the league’s two division winners. In 1967 they expanded the playoffs to include 4 playoff teams, when the AFL merged with the NFL in 1970 the playoffs were expanded to 8 teams. The playoffs were expanded to ten teams in 1978, twelve in 1990, and fourteen in 2020.


 


So as you can see, playoff expansion is not a new concept. Now I will offer my thoughts on the expansion and going from the top two teams in each conference getting a bye to only the top team in each conference getting that privilege for their great regular season. Personally, I am a huge fan of going to 7 teams in each conference and only one bye in each conference. To Win the Super Bowl you have to beat the best of the best  so why not let a lower seed face the number two seed right away? Who knows, maybe they get the upset and advance to the next round. I’m also a fan of triple headers both days of the opening weekend rather than the double headers. To clarify, I of course mean three games in a row aired on tv not that a team is playing consecutive games. I think this was a great move by the NFL and I’m stoked to smoke some ribs, have some alcohol, and watch 6 playoff games this Wild Card weekend! Who’s with me?


Elijah  Allen Lippert

 

 

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