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Report: NFL Playoffs Likely To Expand To 14 Teams In 2015

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 02: Roger Goodell Commissioner of the NFL talks with field judge Scott Steenson #88 before the start of Super Bowl XLVIII between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – FEBRUARY 02: Roger Goodell Commissioner of the NFL talks with field judge Scott Steenson #88 before the start of Super Bowl XLVIII between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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The momentum for playoff expansion continues, and changes could be coming as soon as the 2015 season. TheMMQB.com’s Peter King is the latest to suggest that the NFL postseason could add two teams, bringing the total to 14, and the topic will almost certainly come up at the owners meetings next week.

“I’m hearing it’s probably a matter of when, not if,” King wrote Monday, adding that the league might be inclined to have just one team in each conference earning a first-round bye. That would mean six wild-card games with No. 2 vs. No. 7, No. 3 vs. No. 6 and No. 4 vs. No. 5. There’s also the possibility that at least one of those games would be on Monday night.

If this all sounds familiar, it should. The Washington Post reported last month that there was “a lot of momentum” for playoff expansion beginning in the 2015 season, and commissioner Roger Goodell admitted as much in January, during the 2013 playoffs.

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