No expanded playoff format for NFL
PHOENIX, AZ (The Spread) - There will be no expanded playoff field in the NFL for the 2015 season.
Speaking at the Owners' Meetings in Arizona on Wednesday, league commissioner Roger Goodell said that the NFL has "postponed" the idea to expand its playoff format. The idea will continue to be evaluated over the next year but Goodell stressed that scheduling issues and the importance of the regular season are factors in not expanding the NFL's playoff format.
One other note from the Owners' Meetings is that the league appears to be ready to change the extra point for the 2015 regular season. The majority of owners are in favor of making the extra point more of a "football play," which could mean that a touchdown will automatically be worth seven points and if a team wants to go for two, they still have the opportunity to do so. If they don't convert, they would only be awarded six points for a touchdown, while a touchdown and a converted two-point play will still be worth eight points.
The owners are tentatively expected to vote on the fate of the PAT in the next league meeting in May.