Goodell said that the owners “teed up” the issue of expanding the playoffs from 12 to 14 or 16 teams, and that the discussions will continue in the coming months.
So Goodell here is all about player safety, yet he wants to add 2 more games to the regular season, 2 more games in which players could get hurt, and wants to expand the playoffs which again goes against his player safety agenda. I'm against an 18 game schedule, and I do NOT want to have the playoffs expanded.
My Suggestion: Take a page out of the MLB playbook and have the 6th & 7th Seeds battle it out in a one win or go home game to determine who gets the 6th and final spot in the AFC/NFC. The winner of that game automatically goes on to face the 3rd Seeded team in each conference.
For example, if the playoffs were to end now, the 6th and 7th Seeds in the AFC/NFC follow like this:
Those 4 teams would face off for the 6th Seed and the right to face the 3rd Seeded teams in the Wild Card Round(which would be Green Bay and Denver at the moment)