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Why a Seventh Playoff Seed Makes Sense for the NFL

Published by on April 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

It's a bloody shame when a 8-8 team gets into the playoffs, and a 11-5 team doesn't.  It happens every other year.  This past year the 11-5 Patriots missed the playoff, while the 8-8 Chargers did.  

There is a simple solution to this matter.  There should be a third wild card, a seventh seed. The seventh and sixth seeds could play a wild-card round, a week before the regular playoffs. Like how the last seed in the NCAA basketball tournament.  

Can you imagine if a whole division went to the playoffs?  How exciting would that be?  

It would be great for the fans to another week of play.  The players could have special Bonus Clauses in their contracts for th...

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