The NFL is considering adjusting its playoff seeding system so that Wild Card teams could end up hosting first-round matchups, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "This is something we've talked about now, I'd say, going on five to six years," Atlanta President Rich McKay said on a conference call Wednesday. "I think it goes back to when we went to eight divisions of four (teams). We were extremely nervous about the fact that you could have a division or two that's extremely weak one year or another, and create an imbalance as to who should qualify for the playoffs." "To make as many games competitive as we can late in the year...I think this would be a good thing for the league," said McKay, who is co-chair of the competition committee. "The potential re-working of playoff seeding can motivate coaches late in the year ? based on seed and potential home game or non-home game ? to have more games that count late in the year."
NFL Considers Changing Playoff Seeding