The NFL competitors committee expects to current a decision to homeowners that features a 16-team playoff situation within the occasion video games are misplaced due to the coronavirus pandemic, league sources informed ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
The contingency plan — which might turn out to be extra probably as bye weeks disappear — would characteristic eight playoff groups from every convention.
The competitors committee met through video convention Monday, in accordance with sources.
The contingency, if essential, would take 4 division champions and 4 wild-card groups from each the AFC and NFC. The playoff seeds could be 1 vs. 8, 2 vs. 7, 3 vs. 6 and 4 vs. 5.
NFL group homeowners already had authorised a plan in March to expand the postseason to 14 teams starting with the 2020 season. That plan elevated the variety of wild-card groups per convention to a few, up from two.
Info from ESPN’s Kevin Seifert was used on this report.