Goodell: Expanded postseason possible in 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said it’s possible the playoffs could expand next season.
Goodell said Wednesday at the spring meetings “it’s not out of the question.” He said he “wouldn’t rule it out, but I wouldn’t say that’s the direction we’re heading.”
The owners discussed adding two playoff teams to the current 12, one in each conference. The topic is certain to come up when Goodell meets with the players union April 8, and again at the owners’ May meeting in Atlanta.
Goodell added there was a “tremendous amount of interest in this, possibly even to the point of support.” He believes it will make the late-season division and wild-card races even more compelling.
Adding two postseason games also would increase TV revenues.
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