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NFL should adopt seeded tournament

Originally Published: December 31, 2013
By Gregg Easterbrook | ESPN.com

Check the playoff card: 10-6 Arizona is eliminated, while 8-7-1 Green Bay hosts a game. Who does 8-7-1 Green Bay host? San Francisco, at 12-4.

This, in a nutshell, is why the NFL should switch to a seeded-tournament postseason format.

The NFL is supposed to be about winning, yet strong records may be overlooked while weak records are honored. The chart says it all. In the NFL's goofy system, a 8-7-1 finish can be superior to a 12-4 finish; one 10-6 record can be rewarded with a home ...

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