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 NFL owners have confirmed, via a vote on today’s teleconference, that there will be expanded playoffs after the 2020 season, source said. Expected and now official. One more team per conference.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 31, 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!
Plus: "Additionally, as part of CBS’ coverage, a separately produced telecast of the game will air on Nickelodeon, tailored for a younger audience.” I love this. https://t.co/sO4DQh5ipQ— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 31, 2020
What are everyone’s opinions on the decision? Are you pumped for more meaningful football or have the playoffs been tarnished by the expansion?