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Don't expect playoff format to change

Seeding might not seem fair to some, but NFL likes the theater involving underdogs

Originally Published: January 11, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Thomas in Bar Harbor, Maine, congratulated the Broncos for their overtime win over the Steelers.

His concern is having an 8-8 team such as the Broncos get a home game while a 12-4 team such as Pittsburgh has to play on the road. A year ago, the 7-9 Seahawks upset a more talented New Orleans Saints squad in Seattle.

"Really," Thomas wrote. "On what possible grounds can the NFL justify giving an 8-8 team such a huge advantage over a 12-4 team. First, a 7-9 Seattle team winning ...

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