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The way the NFL does the playoffs

-  Going later and later into the winter

-  One and done format

 

and with injuries mounting due to the season getting longer and longer, I'm not sure that determining the Super Bowl Champion is becoming slightly more and more random.   Von made the point that In other sports a team can come back in the playoffs and advance.   In the NFL you get one shot, lose and you're out.   Have a few key guys out at exactly the right time or some other one-off condition, and you're out.  Fini

 

Why not have a double elimination playoff tournament?   Put 8 teams in from each conference.  Two byes each.  If you lose, you get a second game the next week.

 

The NFL gets more playoff games, more revenue, blah blah, so can eliminate another preseason game or two (which no one watches and generate little rev for the league and are unnecessary/generate injuries).  Move the start of the regular season up a couple weeks.   Play playoff games with good teams instead of preseason games that are meaningless.  

 

This takes some of the randomness out of the playoffs and keeps fans engaged longer.   I want teams playing with as full rosters as they can, so we can see who is the best, not just the best on a particular day.   Plus you lose twice in a row in the playoffs and now you really know you have work to do.  

 

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1 hour ago, ProcessTruster said:

The way the NFL does the playoffs

-  Going later and later into the winter

-  One and done format

 

and with injuries mounting due to the season getting longer and longer, I'm not sure that determining the Super Bowl Champion is becoming slightly more and more random.   Von made the point that In other sports a team can come back in the playoffs and advance.   In the NFL you get one shot, lose and you're out.   Have a few key guys out at exactly the right time or some other one-off condition, and you're out.  Fini

 

Why not have a double elimination playoff tournament?   Put 8 teams in from each conference.  Two byes each.  If you lose, you get a second game the next week.

 

The NFL gets more playoff games, more revenue, blah blah, so can eliminate another preseason game or two (which no one watches and generate little rev for the league and are unnecessary/generate injuries).  Move the start of the regular season up a couple weeks.   Play playoff games with good teams instead of preseason games that are meaningless.  

 

This takes some of the randomness out of the playoffs and keeps fans engaged longer.   I want teams playing with as full rosters as they can, so we can see who is the best, not just the best on a particular day.   Plus you lose twice in a row in the playoffs and now you really know you have work to do.  

 


 

to do an 8 team double elimination…..

 

Make it easier…2 4-team groups…..

For each group of 4 

week 1 —-2 games against 4 teams G2 and G2 

week 2 — winners face off in G3 , losers face off in G4 

week 3 — Game 5 is G3L vs G4W

week 4 — game 6 G3W vs G5W

week 5 — rematch game 6

– asdume no more double elimination….

week 6 — group winners meet

week 7 —winners meet 

la full 16 team double elimination would add more weeks.

 

 

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