NFL approves a contingency plan to expand the playoffs to 16 teams if COVID-19 causes regular-season cancellations

The NFL on Tuesday approved a resolution that would expand the playoffs from 14 to 16 teams should regular-season games have to be canceled because of COVID-19.The contingency plan would go into effect only if the NFL cannot complete its full 16-game schedule in 17 or 18 weeks.The league first would add an 18th week before moving to expanded playoffs, which would consist of four division winners and four wild-card teams in each conference. All qualifying teams would play in the first round, and the playoffs would be completed in four rounds. Traditional seeding would apply, meaning the divisio…

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