Excerpt: "New NFLPA president Eric Winston hates the idea of an expanded regular season. He doesn’t hate the idea of an expanded postseason.
“For the record, I don’t put expanded playoffs in the same category as 18 games,” Winston told SportsRadio 610 in Houston. “We’re talking about one extra game possibly, for two teams or four teams total, if you would count both AFC [and] NFC.”
He’s right. Expansion of the playoffs would entail a total of two extra teams, and ultimately one extra game for four teams, the No. 2 seed and No. 7 seed in each conference. Expansion of the regular season would result in two extra games for 32 teams.
For the former, the extra game would be meaningful. As to the latter, the extra regular-season games could be, for some teams, glorified exhibition contests." Read more...