It looks like ongoing talks between the NFL and NFLPA surrounding a new collective bargaining agreement are heating up.
One of the items included is an expansion of the regular season to 17 games. Meanwhile, it appears that both sides are in agreement to add a seventh team in each conference to the playoffs.
Under this new format, only only team in each conference would have a first-round bye. It’s kind of crazy given that the current format seems to be working just fine.
The NFL world apparently agrees with that sentiment.