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Time for a new playoff format

Once again this season weak teams will make the playoffs while stronger teams go home. TMQ has the solution.

Updated: December 20, 2006, 9:08 AM ET
By Gregg Easterbrook | Special to Page 2

Once again the NFL is hurtling toward weak teams reaching the playoffs while strong teams clean out their lockers for next season. This isn't funny -- and the solution is to make the NFL postseason a seeded tournament. What would happen if the NFL postseason was a seeded tournament? Games would be better and public interest would increase, that's all.

Last season 11-5 Chicago enjoyed a first-round bye and then played at home, while 12-4 Jacksonville got no bye and opened on the road. ...

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