Should Playoff Seeding Be Changed?

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    Should Playoff Seeding Be Changed?

    I like how it is now: a team only gets to host a playoff game if they win their division.

    But recently more and more media folk are speaking out against it. They argue that a team that wins 12 games and finishes second in their division shouldn't have to play a playoff game on the road against a division winner that has only won 8 or 9 games.


    I think they will eventually get their way because they won't shut up about it until they do.

     
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    I think it's fine the way it is.  If you're not the best team in your division, you're lucky to even be allowed to go to the playoffs!

    If they want to get rid of the four-team divisions altogether and just have two eight-team divisions or just one 16-team division per conference then maybe I'd do something different. 

     
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    Re: Should Playoff Seeding Be Changed?

    Win your division and you win a home game, simple as that. If you don't think a second place team should go on the road, I'll make the case that Wild Card teams shouldn't exist. Only the division winners should make the playoffs.

     
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    Agree with the two responses and no additional games.

     
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    I was saying this to my father the other day that they need to fix the seeding .The only reason is cause why should a 8-8 team make it cause they win thier division and a 11-5 team misses playoffs like pats did in 2008.I think it should e team with best record.

     
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    Leave it be. Who says the 11-5 team is better than the 8-8 team? All schedules are not the same.

     
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    Issue is an 8-8 team is in playoffs when a 10-6 misses playoffs....they should eliminate the byes and take 2 more teams per conference

     
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    Issue is an 8-8 team is in playoffs when a 10-6 misses playoffs....they should eliminate the byes and take 2 more teams per conference

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    Absolutely not.  It's watered down enough, as it is.

     
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    Re: Should Playoff Seeding Be Changed?

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    I like how it is now: a team only gets to host a playoff game if they win their division.

    But recently more and more media folk are speaking out against it. They argue that a team that wins 12 games and finishes second in their division shouldn't have to play a playoff game on the road against a division winner that has only won 8 or 9 games.


    I think they will eventually get their way because they won't shut up about it until they do.

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         With Goodell in charge, you're probably right. The other reason why this stupidity will become the Law of the NFL Land is that it will gives the owners an opening to expand the playoffs. Greed and Goodell are killing football.

     

     
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    I like how it is now: a team only gets to host a playoff game if they win their division.

    But recently more and more media folk are speaking out against it. They argue that a team that wins 12 games and finishes second in their division shouldn't have to play a playoff game on the road against a division winner that has only won 8 or 9 games.


    I think they will eventually get their way because they won't shut up about it until they do.

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         With Goodell in charge, you're probably right. The other reason why this stupidity will become the Law of the NFL Land is that it will gives the owners an opening to expand the playoffs. Greed and Goodell are killing football.

     

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    True. Trouble is that when Goodell is gone, the greed will still be there.

     
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    Leave it be. Who says the 11-5 team is better than the 8-8 team? All schedules are not the same.

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    If an 8-8 team is the best in the div, that means the team is in a weak div. If the 11-5 team is fighting for a WC, that means there is a team that has a better record... by inference they are playing in a better div.

     
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    Leave it be. Who says the 11-5 team is better than the 8-8 team? All schedules are not the same.

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    If an 8-8 team is the best in the div, that means the team is in a weak div. If the 11-5 team is fighting for a WC, that means there is a team that has a better record... by inference they are playing in a better div.

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    Or maybe the team with the better record played weaker divisions

     
  15. You have chosen to ignore posts from seattlepat70. Show seattlepat70's posts

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    You win the div, you should be in the playoffs. However, seeding should be changed, according to wins and losses.

    An 8-8 team that wins a div wins the dive for no other reason than the div being very weak. Why reward them twice (#1 qualifying for the playoffs; #2 giving home field versus a team with a better record)?

     
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    As  a Pats fan, I say he!! no.

     

    If the Chiefs wanted to get a 1st round bye, they shouldn't have lost to the Broncos twice.

     

    We beat the Donks, and we have a bye.

     

    Simple as that!

     
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    One of the guys who is yelling the loudest is doing so because he really wants a 16 team playoff because without adding two more teams his team might never be in the playoffs again in his lifetime! Jerry Jones is the loudest of the guys begging for more teams in. The only way to change the seeding is to eliminate divisions entirely and only have the AFC and NFC! Otherwise why would a team fight so hard to win a division, that is what seperates the home game earned from just finishing in second place and having a better record than a Division winner! Maybe the team with the better record had a weaker schedule! Or they just played in better weather, but whatever as long as there are divisions there is no way you can change the seeding.

     
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    Leave it be. Who says the 11-5 team is better than the 8-8 team? All schedules are not the same.

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    If an 8-8 team is the best in the div, that means the team is in a weak div. If the 11-5 team is fighting for a WC, that means there is a team that has a better record... by inference they are playing in a better div.

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    Or maybe the team with the better record played weaker divisions

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    By definition, if they are a good div, they will tend to play divs weaker than they are and divs who are bad will tend to play divs better than they are.

     
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    Leave it be. Who says the 11-5 team is better than the 8-8 team? All schedules are not the same.

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    If an 8-8 team is the best in the div, that means the team is in a weak div. If the 11-5 team is fighting for a WC, that means there is a team that has a better record... by inference they are playing in a better div.

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    Or maybe the team with the better record played weaker divisions

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    By definition, if they are a good div, they will tend to play divs weaker than they are and divs who are bad will tend to play divs better than they are.

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    Unless you have two strong divisions that beat the crap out of each other. Your premise has no real merit.

    Nothing should change. You want a home game in the playoffs...win your division. If you win more games than a division winner but less games that two other non division winners... too bad! This isn't "everyone gets a trophy" football!

     
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    Leave it be. Who says the 11-5 team is better than the 8-8 team? All schedules are not the same.

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    If an 8-8 team is the best in the div, that means the team is in a weak div. If the 11-5 team is fighting for a WC, that means there is a team that has a better record... by inference they are playing in a better div.

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    Or by inference they play in a weaker division where only two teams that were bottom dwellers the year before are now the best in their division.

     
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    Leave it be. Who says the 11-5 team is better than the 8-8 team? All schedules are not the same.

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    If an 8-8 team is the best in the div, that means the team is in a weak div. If the 11-5 team is fighting for a WC, that means there is a team that has a better record... by inference they are playing in a better div.

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    Or by inference they play in a weaker division where only two teams that were bottom dwellers the year before are now the best in their division.

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    Sure, but what you are saying does not contradict what I am saying.

    If you have a 10-6 record and you have two other teams in your div with better records, that means your div is better than any other div in the conf. Each of the three teams in your div will have good records against teams outside the div but within teh conf. When you compare the the wins and losses, the 10-6 will have a worse div record than the 8-8 div winner.

    The four games outside the conf are seldom a factor.

     
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    Re: Should Playoff Seeding Be Changed?

    I'm split on this topic--on one hand the best records should get the higher seed yet if that is implemented it seems to diminish the Divisions? Maybe the NFL could do what Hockey did and split the AFC and NFC into a north and south and seed the playofs by record-anyway you approach it will be a difficult.

     
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    I'm split on this topic--on one hand the best records should get the higher seed yet if that is implemented it seems to diminish the Divisions? Maybe the NFL could do what Hockey did and split the AFC and NFC into a north and south and seed the playofs by record-anyway you approach it will be a difficult.

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    Separate seeding from qualifying for the playoffs and you avoid diminishing the divs. Winning the div is important because that's the first way to get in.

    In the current set up, a 8-7 team will not do extra to win the last game if they already have the div won. They will be happy with the 8-8 and playing at home during the WC round.

     
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    I like how it is now: a team only gets to host a playoff game if they win their division.

    But recently more and more media folk are speaking out against it. They argue that a team that wins 12 games and finishes second in their division shouldn't have to play a playoff game on the road against a division winner that has only won 8 or 9 games.


    I think they will eventually get their way because they won't shut up about it until they do.

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    If it ain't broke (which it is not!) don't fix it. That's why the NFL regular season is so much more exciting than the NBA or MLB regular seasons. Every game counts

     
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    Re: Should Playoff Seeding Be Changed?


    leave it alone. reward teams for winning a division. they play 6 division games to determine the winner.

    If they want to reseed they should just have 4 eight team divisions like hockey.

    Divsion winners get byes, other top 4 teams play wild card

     
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