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Proposed New NFL Playoff System Change

January 17th, 2011 (10:13 am)

The biggest travesty in this NFL postseason is the fact that the Seattle made it to the playoffs with a 7-9 record.  It is ridiculous that a team that lost more games than it won was allowed to participate in the postseason.  To make matters even more embarrassing, they were granted a home wild card game.  Meanwhile, the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers both earn 10-6 records in the same conference as Seattle, and they don't make the playoffs.  There are 2 proposals that the NFL should consider.  1) To be an outright division winner, you need to have an 8-8 or better record.  If that losing division winner wants to participate in the playoffs, they need to face the next best team that didn't make the playoffs.  If they win, they can get their #3 seed.....at least they have proven that they can play with the elite. 2) A second proposal that I have is....if the NFL ever encounters a situation like that, make them the #6 seed.  Don't reward them with any home playoff dates, because they never even managed to win half of their games in the regular season.  Seattle would have had no chance in New Orleans and that is where that game should have been played.  A 12th man makes a difference in any playoff game, and it gave life to a weak franchise in Seattle.  I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject!