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NFL to go to 14 or 16 team playoffs format?

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will look at playoff expansion.

Doug Pensinger

Few things in sports are more exciting and more watched than the NFL playoffs, and the league knows this.

Which is why it should come as no surprise that the NFL will explore the idea of expanding its playoff format, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said today.

From NFL Network's Albert Breer:

The NFL's current playoff system allows for 12 of the league's 32 teams to participate. It's a number that most fans feel is perfect, at least according to Breer's twitter feed:

Playoff expansion is always a hotly contested topic in any sport, and we have likely not heard the last of this debate. But for now, we will just enjoy a 12-team playoff, and TV networks will enjoy the monster ratings.