NFL Owners Officially Adopt Expanded Playoffs For 2020 Season
Apr 1, 2020 @ 9:30am
With all sports shut down for the time being due to the Coronavirus crisis, at least the NFL off season has kept us entertained.
The latest move announced by the league was the formal adoption of an expansion of the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams. The league owners needed at least 24 of 32 votes to make the change.
The change will be implemented for the 2020 season and will include two extra games in the first round of the playoffs with the 7th seed in each conference playing the 2nd seed. Only the two 1 seeds in each conference will get a first round bye.
The games will now be part of two triple headers on Saturday and Sunday, January 9th and 10th.
The NFL is still hoping to play the regular season as scheduled, provided the Coronavirus pandemic is under control by then.
The league typically releases it’s schedule in mid-April but that announcement will be pushed back at least a month to have a better idea of what the situation will be like with the Coronavirus at that time.