The reason I have heard as to why they won't expand the playoffs to 8 teams per conference is due to many of the teams arguing for the bye week and getting a reward for having the 2 best records in the conference. In the other 3 sports, there are no rewards, other than homefield advantage for having the best record in season. The NFL feels that the team with the best records should be rewarded. However, with the events of the past weekend, and recent years, there is now talk by the media types that having the week off is not neccesserally a good thing. But that's just the typical media talk because of the few upsets that have happened this year and last. In years past, having the week off was considered a huge advantage. THere is one bottom line though, and that's money. If the NFL wants to make more money, they know having 2 extra games will bring in tv revenue, so that will probably tip the scales in favor of the 8 team playoffs.<quoted text>Y, from an entertainment point of view, I agree, the league need to reduce the amount of preseason games played. From a coaching decision perspective, I say leave the preseason in tact. I feel that the best way to evaluate one's teams performance is by what is produced on the field of play. Me being a fan of football, and if I could recommend any changes to the overall game, it has to be how the playoff competition is pieced together to provide equal levels of play. I just don't understand why the league and or commissioner can't or is reluctant to add 2 more teams per conference for playoff competition!!
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