The NFL’s anticipated playoff expansion officially passed.
League owners voted to approve expanding the postseason to 14 teams beginning in the 2020 season, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source.
The decision came during a conference call Tuesday, which took place in lieu of the NFL’s Annual League Meeting, which was canceled earlier this month as part of the league’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Changing the playoff format required approval from three-quarters of the 32 NFL owners.
With playoff field expanded to 14, NBC and CBS will get broadcast rights to the two additional wild card games.
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