ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that it’s possible the NFL playoffs could expand next season, adding two extra teams.
Goodell said Wednesday at the spring meetings that “it’s not out of the question.” He says he “wouldn’t rule it out, but I wouldn’t say that’s the direction we’re heading.”READ MORE: Hollywood Family Lights ‘Greater & Bigger’ Display After Thief Steals Their 6-Foot Metal Menorah
The owners discussed adding two playoff teams to the current 12, one in each conference. The topic is certain to come up when Goodell meets with the players union April 8, and again at the owners’ May meeting in Atlanta.READ MORE: Jokic Gets 24, Nuggets Top Heat 120-111 To Snap 6-Game Slide
Goodell adds that there was a “tremendous amount of interest in this, possibly even to the point of support.” He believes it will make the late-season division and wild-card races even more compelling.
Adding two postseason games also would increase TV revenues.MORE NEWS: Why The New Omicron COVID Variant Is More Concerning
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