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