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What if playoffs expanded?

Some worthy teams would have better chance, but so would some unworthy ones

Originally Published: December 28, 2012
By Adam Schefter | ESPN.com

Forget about help from other teams. What the Chicago Bears and New York Giants could use right now is the expanded playoff format.

Think about it: If the expanded playoff format that commissioner Roger Goodell proposed at the NFL owners meetings earlier this month were in effect now, the Bears and Giants would feel a lot better about their playoff chances than they do now. In the current format, the they still have very slim hopes to make the playoffs. Depending on whether the postseason ...

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