The current system is the product of decades of minor adjustments and won’t change anytime soon. But it should
Back in the distant past when fans could watch live games, the 2019 NFL regular season ended with a flurry of dramatic moments.
Green Bay mounted a comeback to clinch a first-round bye. Many of the other NFC playoff seedings were determined by a frenetic finish in Seattle. In the AFC, the mighty Patriots were denied a first-round bye when the Miami Dolphins came to town and pulled off the shocker of the season.