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Old 01-16-2012, 04:14 PM   #11
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I don't like the format of the playoffs.
16 games of regular season vs a max of 3 playoff games for some teams and only 2 for the others is a joke.
I'd like to see the top 6 teams per conference playing each other and the 2 teams with the max number of pts (3 for a win, 1 for a tie and 0 for a loss) go to the SB. Oh and no more overtime. If the 2 teams are tied, they get 1 point each.
We could have the same pts system during the regular season. No more weak division champs making the playoffs when teams with a higher % don't make it.
This would create 5 weeks of playoffs after a general bye week at the end of the regular season.
The SB would be played at the end of Feb which is not. a bad period IMO.

The League and the owners want to increase the number of games? This is one solution and there will be more $$$ generated.

Whatcha think?
This is not the Premier league...

The playoff format is fine.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:15 PM   #12
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They have 8-8 teams getting in now, lol. Do we need 7-9 teams some how getting a home game over a 12-4 team?LOL
That happened actually, last year; well an 11-5 team. And that team lost to the 7-9 division champ.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:16 PM   #13
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Agreed. Pitt being 12-4 having to go ON THE ROAD against an 8-8 teams is just wrong. Home field should be based on winning percentage period.. I say let the division winner in reguardless of their record, but please god, like the rams last year and the broncos this year, dont let a 7-9 team or an 8-8 team play a home game and knock off a team like pitt or new orleans, If we were at home this year, or if the saints were at home last year, it would have changed the entire playoff picture because the steelers would have won and so would have the saints, there is no doubt in my mind.
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Agree- base homefield and seeding based off W/L record. No excuses for our performance in Denver but there's no reason a 12-4 team which is clearly superior to a 8-9 team should have to go on the road. And if the two teams are tied in record then I give it to the team with the division win.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:32 PM   #15
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thats the only problem i have with the current format. i don't think a team with less than a 9-7 record should be eligible for the playoffs. division winner or not.
It's even worse because the less than a 9-7 record team who happens to be a division winner gets home field advantage over a wild card team with a 12-4 record.
Absolutely ridiculous.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:33 PM   #16
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Agree- base homefield and seeding based off W/L record. No excuses for our performance in Denver but there's no reason a 12-4 team which is clearly superior to a 8-9 team should have to go on the road. And if the two teams are tied in record then I give it to the team with the division win.
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Agreed. Pitt being 12-4 having to go ON THE ROAD against an 8-8 teams is just wrong. Home field should be based on winning percentage period.. I say let the division winner in reguardless of their record, but please god, like the rams last year and the broncos this year, dont let a 7-9 team or an 8-8 team play a home game and knock off a team like pitt or new orleans, If we were at home this year, or if the saints were at home last year, it would have changed the entire playoff picture because the steelers would have won and so would have the saints, there is no doubt in my mind.
Well, we don't know what could have happened but nonetheless, home field advantage should be based strictly on W/L %.
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Power shifts from division to division, from year to year. Remember when it was Cowboys, Eagles, and Giants. This year Ravens, Steelers, and Bengals. Next year it could be Colts,Texans, and Titans. Power shifts happen and while some divisions are historically weaker I think you reward a division winner even if they finish 8-8. We had numerous chances to win our division and came up short. The Raiders had chances to win division from the Broncos but did not. I like the current format and i for hope they do not change, but if it means more teams and more money than chances are it will happen.
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Format is fine, they just need to let the team with the best record, division or not, have home field.
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Restructure the NFL in terms of Eastern Conference and Western Conference - go by record, and then PF - afterall - this is a high scoring offensive league now

Eastern Conference:
Patriots - Bye and Home Field
Jets
Dolphins
Bills
Ravens - Bye
Steelers - 1st rd home game
Bengals - 2nd wildcard with highest pts
Browns
Titans
Jaguars
Giants - 1st wildcard with highest pts
Eagles
Redskins
Bucs
Panthers
Falcons - 1st rd home game

Bengals at Steelers, Giants at Falcons, Pats and Ravens get bye

Western Conference
Packers - bye and home field
Lions- 1st rd home game
Bears
Vikings
Saints - bye
Colts
Niners - 1st rd home game
Cardinals
Seahawks
Rams
Texans - 1st wild card with better record
Cowboys
Broncos
Chargers - 2nd wild card with highest points
Raiders
Chiefs

Chargers at Niners, Texans at Lions
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