Report: NFL to add additional Wild Card team to both conferences

Report: NFL may add additional Wild Card team to both conferences

NFL Goodell extra team in playoffsThe NFL Playoffs got kicked off this past weekend with three of the four games coming down to the final possession. NBC’s TV rating saw a 9% jump in this year’s games from last year’s Wild Card weekend, so what might the NFL do as a result? Add another team (and game) to the already wild weekend.

Dan Patrick’s Andrew Perloff tweeted about this during Monday’s show:

CBS’ Jason La Confora added some info to Perloff’s original tweet.

Of course adding an additional team would make for an odd number of team in the playoffs from each conference (7 teams). The implied result would be that there would only be one team that gets a bye instead of the current two team bye format. More teams in the playoffs the merrier.