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Expanded postseason field in sight

An 18-game schedule could net more playoff teams, but how many are too many?

Originally Published: February 2, 2011
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Gurinder from Kelowna, British Columbia, thinks it's time for the NFL to expand its playoff field by four teams.

The reader/emailer says the two additional games will create revenue. Plus, Gurinder notes the NBA and NHL let roughly 50 percent of their teams into the playoffs, and Major League Baseball is thinking about expanding its playoffs.

I'm sure the NFL will follow suit once it expands to an 18 game-schedule. Sixteen teams might be too many, but 14 might be a fair compromise. ...

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