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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Add a team in LA so there's 33 teams. Then you play half of the other 32 teams each year and rotate to the other half the next year. That would have us playing everyone at home every 4 years ...

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Old 12-19-2013, 08:57 AM   #21
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Add a team in LA so there's 33 teams. Then you play half of the other 32 teams each year and rotate to the other half the next year.

That would have us playing everyone at home every 4 years and everyone on the road every 4 years.

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I like the format. I think every division should have representation in the playoffs even if they have a losing record. Anything can happen, see Seattle the year they beat us. Once the playoffs start it's like a whole new season and a clean slate. That's what makes it fun. I do however think that the bye and home field should be based on wins and not include a division winner with a losing record.
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Or we could probably get Goodell to seed the playoffs based on ESPN's power rankings...

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I don't know about restructuring the divisions but they could change the rule to "best record hosts". It rewards the better record and there might be a couple less meaningless games each season.
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:42 AM   #25
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1. To appease the must-bbe-perfect crew. Everyone plays everyone in the regular season. Phew!
Then choose the best records for playoffs.
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2. Otherwise an idea I have is yep select Division winners and best 2 outside that for playoffs. But then determine home advantage by comparing results in common games.
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3. Leave it alone.
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Add a team in LA so there's 33 teams. Then you play half of the other 32 teams each year and rotate to the other half the next year.

That would have us playing everyone at home every 4 years and everyone on the road every 4 years.
Doesnt that make for one division having to play 8 division games per team and the rest 6?



Just do away with the Wild Card, best record for each division makes the playoffs period.


Seed 1 plays 4
Seed 2 plays 3
Winners play each other for Conference Championship
Conference Champions play each other for the Super bowl.

All post season games are at neutral fields.
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Old 12-19-2013, 12:53 PM   #27
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Re: Cry me a river...

I was being silly, but I was saying no divisions or conferences. For instance, it would work like this:

Year 1 : we play the 1st 16 teams (maybe all of the current AFC teams, as an example. Half at home, half on the road.

Year 2 : we play the other 16 teams (this is assuming a 33td franchise in the NFL) - for instance the current NFC teams plus the new team

Year 3 : same opponents as year 1, just flip the home and away

Year 4 : same opponents as year 2, just flip home and away


Best 8 teams make playoffs and top 2 have byes. Seeding done on overall record, then tiebreakers

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How bout a scenario where the Saints wind up in the Super Bowl each year.
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Something tells me Emperor Goodell wouldn't like that
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and when a poll is actually needed, there is none to be found
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