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Should the NFL add more playoff teams?

3/27/14 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Mar 26, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a press conference at the NFL Annual Meetings. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY SportsRoger Goodell seems to think that there's a lot of interest around the NFL in adding extra playoff teams.

Adding two playoff teams would increase multiple forms of revenue. Between TV revenue, the extra gate from a couple extra games, and additional playoff merchandise, this would obviously bring in some extra money.

It would also garner increased interest from fans who now know that their teams have a better chance to make the playoffs.

But would it actually make for a better product? Do we really need additional playoff teams? Or would it water down an already somewhat weak field?

There are always a couple mediocre teams that manage to sneak into the playoffs. Do we really need two more?

Personally, I think the league should stick with what they're doing now. The playoffs are exciting and meaningful right now, and the NFL shouldn't try to tweak it too much. Why ruin a good thing?
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4/9/14   |   Kenne   |   15859 respect

I'm in favor of adding another team, after the 10-6 Cardinals failed to make the playoffs. The 2nd seeded team doesn't really deserve an automatic advance anyways.