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Playoff expansion

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

NFL To Discuss Expanding Playoffs By 2 Teams Beginning In 2015

NFL owners likely will consider expanding the playoffs by two teams, beginning in 2015, when they hold their spring meetings in Orlando next week, but a vote on the subject is uncertain.

03/19/2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Allison Joyce/Getty Images News)

NFL Denies Report That League Will Expand Playoffs With Additional WC Teams

“There (has) been no such decision,” an NFL spokesperson wrote in an email, according to SI.com’s Richard Deitsch. “It would require a vote of the clubs and it has not yet been taken up with them.”

01/06/2014

Roger Goodell (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Report: NFL Considering Dropping Preseason Game, Expanding Playoffs

According to ESPN, the NFL is in discussions to reduce the preseason slate from four games to three. The regular season would still consist of 16 games.

09/30/2013

Roger Goodell (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Palladino: Goodell’s Playoff Expansion Talk Is Just Plain Dumb

Bottom line time: the NFL has better things to think about than handing a bunch of perennial underachievers a chance at undeserved postseason glory.

12/14/2012

Bud Selig (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

MLB Reportedly Close To Expanding Playoff Format

Major League Baseball is very close to expanding its playoff format from eight teams to 10 for the upcoming season, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. Heyman reports that an official announcement could be made by Thursday.

02/29/2012