Baby Steps -- They want 18 games but players are probably flat out against it.
When is the bye week? Yeah that's gone I guess. The best team in each conference has a YOOOOOGE advantage when receiving the playoff bye now. Best is, if seed #7 upsets seed #2, then has to go play #1 after #1 had 1 week of rest. Pretty unlikely a #7 seed can make it to & win it all.
Why not 18 games? 2 pre-season games & 16 teams (8 in each conference) At least that evens it all out instead of this odd 7th team.
Like I said......Baby Steps