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THE QUESTION

Are Seahawks worst ever?

Are the 2010-11 Seattle Seahawks the worst playoff team ever? Does the current playoff structure dilute the field and should it be altered?

Posted by Matt Brooks on January 4, 2011 2:59 PM
FROM THE PANEL

Seahawks only close to worst ever

Surprisingly, the Seahawks might not be the worst playoff team of all-time -- and not surprisingly, their closest competitors also hail from the NFC West.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on January 5, 2011 3:14 PM

Playoff change we can believe in

The NFL's division system should remain in tact, but a sub-.500 playoff team like the Seahawks should not be able to host a first round playoff game.

Posted by Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne, on January 5, 2011 1:00 PM

In need of repair

NFL divisional games no longer carry the weight they used to, and likewise, a division championship has diminished in worth. The league must take action - especially if an 18-game regular season is imminent - to bring meaning back to divisional contests and allow the best teams in the league to qualify for the playoffs.

Posted by Nick Houllis, on January 5, 2011 7:55 AM

Better than BCS

The NFL's playoff format may not be perfect, but it's a heck of a lot better than what the BCS has done to college football.

Posted by Michael Oriard, on January 5, 2011 7:49 AM

Need to re-seed

The 7-9 Seattle Seahawks and their first-round home playoff game are the greatest case yet for Roger Goodell and the NFL re-seeding teams at the start of the postseason.

Posted by Anthony Stalter, on January 5, 2011 7:45 AM

Emphasis on division

Plenty of mediocre teams have made the playoffs before and there will be plenty more after the 2010 NFC West champion Seattle Seahawks. But the NFL's current division playoff format is the best way to go.

Posted by Dave Goldberg, on January 5, 2011 7:40 AM

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