NFL Considering Re-Seeding Playoffs Based Strictly on Record
I have been bangin this drum for years.
It doesn’t make sense a bad division champion should get a home game over a team with a superior record. Looks like the NFL is coming to their senses about it.
Among the “multiple ways” in which the NFL has examined potential adjustments to the playoff system, spokesman Brian McCarthy said Thursday there has been discussion of letting the team with the superior record host games even if they gain entrance to the postseason as a wild card.
A potential holdup is that some clubs have “raised the concern that reseeding would minimize the value of winning a division; winning a division now means a guaranteed home playoff game.”
I disagree with that last statement, because winning division gets you into the playoffs regardless of record that is why Eagles are in and Cardinals are sitting at home.
It is the fair thing to do.