It's all about the money. The good thing is that teams that finished "hot" will make a bigger splash in the playoffs. I personally like the playoff system the way they are now.
Goodell serious about expanding NFL playoffshttp://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap200000 ... -reseeding
Goodell believes one change the NFL could make is to expand the playoffs.
"That is under serious consideration," he said. "We think it's one of the great things about the NFL, besides the fact that it's unscripted. Every team and their fans start the season with hope. You mentioned the fact that for 11 straight years we've had a team go from last to first, that's unique to professional football and the NFL, that doesn't happen in other sports. And that's because we have such a competitive league and we want to keep that."
Clearly the NFL wants to continue to manufacture as much of the Week 17 drama as we saw in 2013.
"The races we had this past season, we had 16 games every weekend, the final weekend we have division games, so your opponent is a division opponent and 13 of those 16 games had playoff implications on the final day of the season," Goodell continued. "That's extraordinary and we want to keep that. If we could increase that, and again this is about believing in better, can you make it better, can you make those (division) races better by adding two more teams? That's compelling and that's what we're looking at."