Post by RockawayHoya on Jan 5, 2011 23:07:29 GMT -5
But in fairness, my best suggestions would involve either 2 more teams making the playoffs from each conference, or simply taking away the automatic host for division winners. But either one would be better.
Yes, but it's an unbalanced schedule. Until you "fix" that, it's fair.
The Giants blew a huge lead against Philly and were destroyed by Green Bay before barely beating Washington.
Tampa lost to Detroit at home.
Neither team seems to be a stealth Super Bowl contender. Like someone's sig file says, make your layups.
Understand your point, but Philly and Green Bay are "layups"? Giants would've been better off not losing to Dallas or Tennessee.
As far as the idea of two 10-6 teams staying home and the 7-9 team hosting a playoff game goes, (as a Giants fan) I'm not going to cry about an unfair system. Giants and Bucs both got what they deserved and didn't win the important games they should have. The system is fine the way it is in terms of who gets into the playoffs.
However, I do think that there is something wrong with an 11-5 Saints team having to travel to 7-9 Seattle. Maybe reseed the four teams that have to play the first weekend based on record and not whether or not they won their division.