The NFL is mulling serious changes to its playoff format, which would expand the field to 14 teams instead of 12 and get rid of a bye for the No. 2 seed in each conference. If the league’s new collective bargaining agreement is finalized soon, the changes could go into effect for next season, according to ESPN.
Simply put, the NFL is looking to add an additional playoff team in each conference.
The potential changes have caused some to look back at how the playoff races would have been affected with two extra teams each year.
For the Washington Redskins, their playoff fates last decade would have remained largely the same.
From 2010 to 2019, Washington made the playoffs just twice, once in 2012 and another in 2015. Besides that, the Redskins never finished with the seventh-best record in NFC, which would have given them a playoff spot in the new format.
Here are the teams that would have gotten in:
Under the new playoff format that the NFL is proposing, the Bears would have two more playoff appearances since 2010.— This Day in Chicago Sports (@ChiSportsDay) February 20, 2020
If that 2012 team makes the playoffs, maybe we don’t fire Lovie and hire Trestman. 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/nzphOPmD1t
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