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NFC West may prompt overreaction

A 7-9 team in the playoffs might lead to an unnecessary format change

Originally Published: December 23, 2010
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The NFC West, made up of pro football's bad seeds, may have done more damage this season than it can imagine.

With odds favoring a 7-9 team winning the division, the NFC West gave more ammunition to those who want to re-seed the playoffs, taking a home playoff game away from a division winner and giving it to a wild-card team with a better record. Rich McKay, co-chairman of the Competition Committee, wants re-seeding, but he's been able to get only 18 votes. The NFL requires 24 to pass such ...

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