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NFL To Have Seven Playoff Teams From Each Conference Under New CBA

The NFL is changing their playoff format. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the league is expanding to include seven playoff teams in the AFC and NFC for a total of 14 teams who will make the playoffs. There will also be only one bye week, given to the #1 seed of each conference.

This change will go into effect for 2020.

The Pittsburgh Steelers were the #7 seed each of the past two seasons, missing the playoffs each time. Under these new rules, they would’ve been included as the final seed.

Previously, the league had included only six teams per conference for a total of 12. In 2005, the Steelers became the first ever #6 seed to win a Super Bowl, going on a historic run to beat the Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, and Denver Broncos, before knocking off the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL.

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