Found December 14, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network (via Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com), the reason NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is looking into possibly shortening the preseason while expanding the playoffs. Breer reports that this playoff expansion talk will come as part of larger considerations to reformat the season. Any proposal for adding postseason games would likely come with the elimination of some preseason games, perhaps with a move to a 16-and-2 format with only two preseason weeks. Goodell has often spoken about the poor quality of preseason games. The most likely scenario would be to lop off two weeks entirely. Breer reports there was no discussion about the expanding the playoffs in Dallas this week; the idea was simply introduced. It will be discussed further at the league’s annual meeting in March. I’m all for shortening the preseason, but making the playoffs longer will only water down the regular season.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })(); sr_adspace_id = 1000005525107; sr_adspace_width = 300; sr_adspace_height = 250; sr_ad_new_window = true; sr_adspace_type = "graphic";
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