Another One! The NFL adds 8 playoff team for each Conference in 2020

Ray Olivier

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Around April of 2020, the NFL announced that they will be expanding their playoff field from six teams per conference to seven. This means that an extra game, per conference, will be played during Wild Card weekend. Rather than the top two seeds in each conference having a bye week, the top two seeds in the entire NFL will now have the first-round bye. In other words, the top seed in each conference will have a bye week during Wild Card weekend while the rest of the playoff teams battle it out to advance to Divisional week. Fast forward six months and the NFL has decided to add two more teams to the playoff field. Now, not only will literally half the league make the playoffs, but there will be no first-round bye and the two best teams in the le