Whether or not we have an NFL season in 2020 is a bigger question now than when will the NFL Playoffs expand.
That’s because the NFL today let teams know they are expanding the playoff field from 12 to 14 starting in 2020.
That means seven teams from each conference make the playoffs while only one team gets a bye week.
Wild card weekend will expand and hopefully that means even better games.
The games will be as followed:
#1 seed in each conference gets a bye
#2 vs #7
#3 vs #6
#4 vs #5
How would that have played out in 2019?
In the NFC the San Francisco 49ers would have been on a bye week still.
However, the first round match up between the Green Bay Packers and now in the playoff Los Angeles Rams would have kicked things off, but the Saints would still have hosted the Vikings and the Seahawks would have still traveled to the Eagles.
In the AFC it would have still been the Baltimore Ravens on a bye, but the Kansas City Chiefs would have to host the Pittsburgh Steelers.
While it seems like the Chiefs would have handled things in the AFC, would the Packers beat the Rams? If the Rams win, things get turned on their ear a bit and now you have the Rams going to take on San Francisco and the Seahawks hosting the Vikings.
Anyway you slice it, it will add some intrigue into the NFL season and could potentially change how teams handle the end of the season trying to get a bye week.
What do you think of the move?