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NFL Owners vote to expand playoff field in 2020

Each conference adds an additional game on Wildcard Weekend

NFL: JAN 06 NFC Wild Card - Falcons at Rams Photo by Jordon Kelly/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

All 32 NFL owners met on a teleconference call Tuesday to vote on the implementation of an expanded playoff field in the future. After careful deliberation, the owners have voted to expand the current postseason from 12 to 14 teams starting in 2020.

The decision means that there will be one more game added on Saturday and Sunday of Wildcard weekend, which falls on January 9 and 10. Subsequently, only the #1 seed from each conference will get a bye during the first week of the playoffs. In the new format, the 2 seed will host the 7 seed, the 3 seed will host the 6 seed, and the 4 seed will host the 5 seed.

Another fun detail is that a new, separate broadcast will be aired on Nickelodeon and geared towards a younger audience. You can never start them too young!

What are everyone’s opinions on the decision? Are you pumped for more meaningful football or have the playoffs been tarnished by the expansion?