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NFL competition committee considering changing playoff seeding rules

There are 10 comments on the Tennesse Titans story from Feb 22, 2008, titled NFL competition committee considering changing playoff seeding rules. In it, Tennesse Titans reports that:

The NFL is considering changing the postseason so seeding would be based on records rather than division titles. via Tennesse Titans

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newanarchy

Dallas, TX

#1 Feb 22, 2008
I like things the way the are, a team should be rewarded for winning their division, otherwise lets just do away with the divisions all together.
Jopa-n

Dallas, PA

#2 Feb 22, 2008
They need to make the 8 division winners as 1-8, then seed the wildcard teams as next best records, reguardless of what conf. their in. An 8-8 team should not be in the playoffs while a 10-6 team stays home. They only play 16 games. A better team should not be kept out of the playoffs just because they play in a better conf. A team that lost as much as they won does not deserve a shot at the superbowl if possible.
Tim

New Britain, CT

#3 Feb 24, 2008
yea but that would never work because then there is the possibility of having two of the same conference in the superbowl...so if that is the case then you mine as well get rid of the afc and nfc conference championship game
Jopa-n

United States

#4 Feb 24, 2008
Tim wrote:
yea but that would never work because then there is the possibility of having two of the same conference in the superbowl...so if that is the case then you mine as well get rid of the afc and nfc conference championship game
Your are right, that could happen. But the best 12 teams should be in the playoffs whenever possible. If you have to allow 8-8 teams a place just because of conference, it is not worth it.
newanarchy

United States

#5 Feb 24, 2008
Jopa-n wrote:
<quoted text>Your are right, that could happen. But the best 12 teams should be in the playoffs whenever possible. If you have to allow 8-8 teams a place just because of conference, it is not worth it.
It's worked for years and years and isn't it exciting those rare times when one of those teams gets hot and makes a run in the playoffs?
Jopa-n

Palmyra, PA

#6 Feb 25, 2008
newanarchy wrote:
<quoted text>
It's worked for years and years and isn't it exciting those rare times when one of those teams gets hot and makes a run in the playoffs?
Not when there are better teams sitting at home. I know it changes over time, but being in one conf. should not be that big of an advantage to make the playoffs. In the NFC you go 3-5 in the first 8 games and your in the thick of the wildcard race. You go 3-5 in the AFC, you better start making plans for after the reg. season cause its over boys. That's to big of a difference.

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Port Henry

#7 Mar 2, 2008
Ya thats true, but you still need guidlines to make the whole thing work.

Since: Feb 08

United States

#8 Mar 2, 2008
Deman00 wrote:
Ya thats true, but you still need guidlines to make the whole thing work.
Your right, and here are some: Every division winner stays in conference. The wild card teams are seeded- 1 to 4. If there is two from each conf., then they stay in conf. reguardless of ranking. If 3 or even all 4 are are from the same conf., then seedings take effect with the 1 seed staying in conf., and the 4 seed following them, while the 2 & 3 seeds go to the other conf. Imagine, it would make for even more excitement because of the realm of possabilities. Chances are, it won't effect the superbowl because the #2,3, or 4 wild card from a conf. would have to run the gauntlet through the other conf.- not likely. But, every team would earn a right to be in the playoffs because it would be the best records in football. It would not effect divisions because they still matter most and stay in conf.

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Port Henry

#9 Mar 2, 2008
Humm that may work .

Since: Feb 08

Perry Point, MD

#10 Mar 2, 2008
Deman00 wrote:
Humm that may work .
Your darn right it would! Imagine then as we get down to week 16 and 17, they talk about playoff possabilities and now have to include the fact that one team or another could seriously change who is playing where and in which conf. Talk about excitement. One week maybe having a home playoff game to having to go out of conference for an away game. Asking the division leaders who they would rathe play- an inconference wildcard or team x from the other conference.

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