NFL officially expanding league's playoff starting in 2020
The NFL wasted no time expanding the league’s playoff system as the owners have approved expanding the postseason to 14 teams starting in 2020.
Previously, the NFL had 12 teams make the playoff each season. Now with an additional team making the postseason from each conference, only the No. 1 seeds will enter the playoff with a bye. The No. 2 seeds will be forced to play during Wildcard Weekend moving forward.
The No. 1 seed for each conference will be decided by overall record with the remaining division winners taking the No. 2 seed, No. 3 seed and No. 4 seed, all based on overall record.
The No. 5, No. 6 and No. 7 seeds will go to the teams that did not win their divisions.
The expanded playoff games will be televised by CBS and NBC in 2020, with Nickelodeon also covering the CBS game. No, that’s not a typo.
Nickelodeon will be given the opportunity to cover an NFL playoff game with a unique broadcast geared for a younger audience.
While many are wondering if sports will even be played in 2020, it’s business as usual for the NFL this offseason with the 2020 NFL Draft on time and on schedule in the weeks to come, just without a crowded audience on hand to witness the event.