Originally Posted by Chief Roundup
I wonder how many wild cards have won it all.
So basicly you like the idea of division winners only. This would probably do away with a bye week for any playoff team.
It is also punishing teams that play in good divisions. Where the 2cd place team in a division could have a 10-6 or 11-5 record and stay at home while a team that is 7-9 or 8-8, definition of mediocrity, gets in as usual.
That seems a little harsh, understandable but nonetheless harsh.
This is why, under the current setup, I'd allow for a wild card in each conference, even though I think 8 is the actual ideal number of playoff teams.