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NFL reportedly expanding playoff field

By: News services
January 6, 2014 Updated: January 6, 2014 at 10:21 am
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photo - San Francisco 49ers kicker Phil Dawson (9) pumps his fist after his game-winning field goal as the 49ers' 23-20 win over the Green Bay Packers at the conclusion of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Rick Wood)
San Francisco 49ers kicker Phil Dawson (9) pumps his fist after his game-winning field goal as the 49ers' 23-20 win over the Green Bay Packers at the conclusion of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Rick Wood) 

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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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