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Phinsider Question Of The Day (W/ Live Thread, General Discussion) 03/31/2020

Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via The Phinsider Question Of The Day is how do you feel about the announcement that the NFL will be expanding the playoffs and will now include 14 of the 32 teams? This is of course a step up from the previous playoff setup that sends 12 teams to the playoffs at the end of each regular season. The upside for this is in favor of the owners as it will allow for even more revenue. The downside is that we will be adding what I can only assume will be very mediocre teams to the mix. It also puts more emphasis on winning the bye week as only one team...

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Expanded NFL Playoffs for 2020 season to feature 6 games on Wild Card Weekend

Starting in 2020, the NFL Playoffs will be expanding. Each conference will get one more team, making that seven teams from each conference for 14 total teams in the NFL: The NFL owners have confirmed, via a vote on today’s teleconference, that there will be expanded playoffs after the 2020 season, source said. Expected and […] The post Expanded NFL Playoffs for 2020 season to feature 6 games on Wild Card Weekend appeared first on ClutchPoints.

The Mercury News

How might expanded NFL playoffs help 49ers’ encore?

The NFL has expanded its playoffs from 12 to 14 teams for the coming season, and the 49ers have more need than ever to repeat as the NFC's top seed.

FOX Sports

NFL team owners vote to expand playoffs by two teams

NFL team owners voted to expand the playoffs by one team in each conference for next season

Daily Norseman

NFL officially approves 14-team playoffs for 2020 and beyond

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports You know, whenever there’s actually football again While we don’t know when the 2020 NFL season is actually going to get underway, when it does get started, there will be one playoff spot in each conference for teams to compete for. On Tuesday, the NFL officially approved the league going to a 14-team playoff format, meaning that an extra team in both the AFC and the NFC will qualify for the playoffs. It’s the first change to the NFL playoff format since the league expanded to the 12-team in 1990. Prior to that, there were five playoff teams in each...

Cincy Jungle

NFL playoffs officially expanded to 14 teams

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ We’ll see two more Wild Card games in the postseason. The NFL voted today to expand the postseason by two teams beginning with the 2020 season. Expanding the NFL postseason was addressed in the new NFL-NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Players and clubs both recognized that nothing energizes fans like the chance to see their team qualify for the playoffs and compete for the Super Bowl. Today’s vote during a league meeting held remotely follows the recommendation of the Competition Committee, Management Council Executive Committee and Media Committee on...

Big Blue View

Breaking: NFL moves to expanded playoff in 2020

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports 14-team playoff will start next season NFL teams have agreed to a 14-team expanded playoff in which three wildcard teams per conference will make the playoffs. The news came Tuesday afternoon after a remote vote was held during a league meeting. The No. 1 seed in each conference will receive both home field advantage throughout the playoffs and a bye in the Wild Card round. The remaining three division winners will then take on the three wild card entrants. The remaining division champions in each conference with the best records will be seeded 2, 3, and 4,...

The Falcoholic

NFL officially expanding to 14-team playoffs in 2020

David Eulitt/ The NFL owners have approved the expansion, which takes effect immediately. On Tuesday afternoon, NFL owners voted to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14, effective...

Detroit Free Press

NFL officially expands playoff field from 12 teams to 14 starting in 2020 season

The NFL's postseason party just got a little bit bigger, as the league will now have 14 teams in the playoffs starting in the 2020 season.        

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Nickelodeon will air NFL playoff game tailored to younger audience

The NFL is expanding the playoffs to involve 14 teams instead of 12, with seven teams coming from each conference. There will be six total games in the Wild Card Round, and only one team in each conference gets a bye instead of two. There’s something even more interesting about this playoff expansion. Part of […] The post Nickelodeon will air NFL playoff game tailored to younger audience appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Broncos: Predicting who Denver will select with the No. 15 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft

The Denver Broncos feel like they are close to making the playoffs. In turn, it makes it even more important they make the right choice in the first round this season. The Broncos should also be trying to target someone who can make an impact right away. This is a loaded draft class for wide […] The post Broncos: Predicting who Denver will select with the No. 15 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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NFL owners approve expanded 14-team playoffs for 2020 season

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ In a move that comes with no surprise, the league has officially decided to expand the playoff field starting with this coming year. It is now official. The NFL will have more playoff teams and more playoff games starting with the 2020 season, whenever that gets played. On Tuesday, the NFL owners held a vote to decide whether to adopt the provision, which was negotiated in the new collective bargaining agreement, for the upcoming season. It should come as no surprise that the vote has passed the three-fourths majority required, as the league will get additional...

Behind the Steel Curtain

The NFL officially announces the expansion of the 2020 playoffs

Photo by Mark Cunningham/Detroit Lions/ Fourteen teams will qualify for the postseason, with only one team per conference receiving a bye. In a move many believed was already official with the passing of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the NFL announced the 2020 postseason will expand from 12 to 14 teams. .@NFL clubs today approved the expansion of the postseason, from 12 to 14 teams, beginning with the 2020 season: https://t.co/V1QecMOMTJ— NFL345 (@NFL345) March 31, 2020 The expanded format will add one more Wildcard team in each conference. The seventh seed will now be...

ClutchPoints

NFL still planning on playing a full 2020 season despite coronavirus pandemic

The NFL is planning on playing a full 2020 campaign in spite of the current coronavirus pandemic, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. “Our planning, our expectation, is fully directed at playing a full season starting on schedule and having a full regular season and a full set of playoffs,” said NFL executive Jeff […] The post NFL still planning on playing a full 2020 season despite coronavirus pandemic appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 bold predictions for Broncos in the 2020 NFL season

The Denver Broncos had a disappointing 2019 season, but there was some hope near its end with the play of rookie quarterback Drew Lock. He won four of his five starts to close out the year and now there is increased optimism that this will be the year they get back into the playoffs. Even […] The post 3 bold predictions for Broncos in the 2020 NFL season appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Still Curtain

Steelers interested in Cam Newton and Jameis Winston?

The Steelers already have two serviceable backups in Mason Rudolph and Delvin Hodges, but they might look for more experience and upside. The Steelers played the majority of their season last year with backups playing at the most important position in football. The season ended with the team missing the playoffs for a second year in […] Steelers interested in Cam Newton and Jameis Winston? - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - A Pittsburgh Steelers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

ClutchPoints

Why Tom Brady will lead Buccaneers to playoffs in 2020

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went ahead and did something pretty drastic this offseason. What did they do, exactly? Well, they went out and signed Tom Brady, arguably the greatest quarterback of all-time. Brady might be nearing the end of his career, entering the 2020 season at age 43. However, he’s proven over the last few […] The post Why Tom Brady will lead Buccaneers to playoffs in 2020 appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Why Philip Rivers will lead Colts to playoffs in 2020

The Indianapolis Colts franchise took a serious blow right before the start of the 2019 regular season. Towards the end of the preseason, superstar quarterback Andrew Luck retired. Despite being just 29, Luck called it quits. This took the Colts from legitimate Super Bowl contenders to a team people thought could find themselves with a […] The post Why Philip Rivers will lead Colts to playoffs in 2020 appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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NFL owners to vote on 14-team playoffs next week

The players in the NFL already voted in favor of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), but the owners still have to vote on the specifics of the expanded playoffs. Even amid the coronavirus pandemic, the owners plan to vote on the 14-team playoffs next week. Of course, the preface of the new CBA was […] The post NFL owners to vote on 14-team playoffs next week appeared first on ClutchPoints.

New York Daily News

MLB open to expanding playoff seeds: report

The coronavirus pandemic has suspended the MLB season until at least mid-May. So the league is open to expanding the playoffs from 10 to 14 seeds, according to Jon Heyman. Moving to a 14-team postseason could help the league recoup lost revenue from the season, which per Heyman, will restart no...

Cincy Jungle

Early odds released for AFC North vs. AFC South matchups

Photo by Andy Lyons/ The two divisions combined to have three playoff teams in 2019 and could have even more in 2020. With the 2020 NFL season now (hopefully) six months away, we’re starting to see odds being set for various matchups. The latest features SportsBetting.ag releasing odds for every AFC North vs. AFC South matchup. Between the two divisions, three teams (Ravens, Texans and Titans) made the playoffs, and the Titans actually beat the Ravens in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. The Steelers (8-8) and Colts (7-9) were also in contention for playoff spots going into the...

FOX Sports

How paths might have changed under expanded NFL playoffs

How paths might have changed under expanded NFL playoffs

Fresh Brownies | The Repository

On Jack Conklin's to-do list with Browns: Help Nick Chubb win rushing title, likely mentor rookie left tackle

Jack Conklin is here to help.The new big-money right tackle of the Browns emphasized Tuesday he wants to do his part as an offensive lineman and leader to ensure the team reaches its potential.The Browns are banking on Conklin delivering — to the tune of the three-year, $42 million contract he signed Friday.In Conklin's fourth and final season with the Tennessee Titans, he started all 19 games, including three in the playoffs. The Titans fell 35-24 to [...]

Field Gulls

The Seahawks flip Nick Vannett for Quinton Dunbar

Photo by: 2019 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Following the 2019 season, fans of the Seattle Seahawks wanted the team to focus on three key areas during the offseason, including addressing the pass rush, fixing the offensive line and working to improve the secondary. All three groups flashed at times, but also struggled at times, and underperformance by all three contributed to the team’s season coming to a halt against the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round of the playoffs. The Hawks appear to have taken to addressing the issues of the offensive line in part through a mass...

ClutchPoints

What would a successful 2020 season look like for Philip Rivers?

Philip Rivers is coming off of a rather inauspicious 2019 NFL campaign in which he threw 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions during his final season with the Los Angeles Chargers. Now, Rivers is taking his talents to Indianapolis, where he will hope to lead the Colts back to the playoffs. But is it too late […] The post What would a successful 2020 season look like for Philip Rivers? appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Saturday Evening Random Live Thread-Time To Relive Brady’s Last Regular Season Game As A Patriot Edition

Tom Brady in his final game as a New England Patriot | Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Since everyone is probably more than tired of my nightly stupid questions I thought maybe a redux of the last game that Tom Brady ever regular season game played as a New England Patriot. The final game of the season was of course a loss for Brady and the Pats at the hands of your Miami Dolphins. This wound up being huge as it took away home field advantage from the Patriots throughout the playoffs. The honor then rolled over to the Kansas City Chiefs who not only won the AFC but went on to win their first...

Field Gulls

Time for Seahawks fans to stop expecting K.J. Wright to be a cap casualty

Photo by Alika Jenner/ Sunday marks nine weeks since the Seattle Seahawks lost to the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, and it also marks the fifth day of the league year for the NFL. For most, the fifth day of the NFL league year is not a date of which to make note, however, for Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright, it is. In particular, the fifth day of the league year marks the date when some fans may slow their demands that Wright become a cap casualty. So, Saturday Field Gulls took a look at Justin Britt and evaluated the possible outcomes regarding his...

Decision to bench Eli, start Daniel Jones came at PERFECT time | Pick Six Podcast

Will Brinson is joined by Brady Quinn and Ryan Wilson to discuss Daniel Jones taking over the starting QB role for the New York Giants, Cam Newton's injury status and 0-2 teams that could still make the playoffs.

Aaron Rodgers' legacy hinges on this season - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman says Aaron Rodgers will be remembered in a more negative light if the Green Bay Packers miss the NFL playoffs again this season. #FirstTake ✔

Antonio Brown is a CLOWN and Josh Allen will lead the Bills to the playoffs | Time to Schein

Adam Schein gives his take on all of the nonsense going down between Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger on Twitter. Adam Schein also discusses how quarterback Josh Allen will lead the Buffalo Bills to the playoffs and that Jerry Jones will need to sign