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News services - Updated: January 6, 2014 at 10:21 am

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Sports Illustrated’s Andrew Perloff tweeted Monday, via Dan Patrick on The Dan Patrick Show, that “the NFL will add a wild card team in both conferences.”

 

If that occurs, 14 of the league’s 32 teams would qualify for the postseason — seven in each conference. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said during October league meetings that such a change would lead to three games in each conference on wild-card weekend (currently, there are two), presumably with the No. 1 overall seeds receiving byes.

However, a league spokesman says "there's been no such decision."

Read more at nfl.si.com

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