The commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell spoke awhile back regarding the widening of the playoffs in order to include two more leagues in their repertoire. Goodell stated in an interview that the action will be taken next year. He added that the revised version would have a team in a conference earning a bye week. The Wild Card round would mean that games would occur on a Friday or a Monday.
The whole issue is basically one of forming the schedule around the new changes that are about to take place soon. Every choice is being considered in the wise selection of structuring that is to occur. The only hang-ups that are there are that some teams will have shorter weeks in this setup. But that comes naturally with the territory.
Either way there is the Hobson’s choice of a short week that the teams face. A Friday session would signal that the last week of the normally lengthy season would have a smaller duration. And a Monday game is a beacon that indicates that the limited week verges on the Divisional Round.
It’s a case of damned if you do and damned if you don’t. Creating checks and balances to moderate the timing of the games is what it is all about according to Goodell. Furthermore, he mentioned the fact that doing away with plus point kicks and a revision of the scoring method lay in the agenda.