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NFL team owners vote to expand playoffs by two teams

NFL expands playoffs by one team in each conference. Photo: Minnesota Vikings. NFL expands playoffs by one team in each conference.

Associated Press
Created: March 31, 2020 01:20 PM

NFL team owners voted to expand the playoffs by one team in each conference for next season. During a conference call to discuss league business after the annual meetings were canceled because of the new coronavirus pandemic, the owners also awarded one of those extra games to CBS and one to NBC. Only the teams with the best record in the AFC and NFC will get a bye under the new format; the top two teams skipped wild-card weekend in the past.

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