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
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