No vote today on expanded NFL playoffs
Atlanta - NFL owners held a brief discussion this morning about expanding the playoffs by two teams, but a vote is not expected to be taken today.
"It's dead," a league source said when asked about whether a vote would be taken today.
The owners heard a presentation about the pros and cons of expanding the playoffs, and there could be further discussion later this afternoon. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on Monday that most owners favor adding a wild card playoff team in each conference, but there are potential logistical issues involving the NFL Players Association signing off on a new postseason format. A union official told Newsday on Monday that the NFLPA believes expanding the playoffs must be approved as part of the collective bargaining agreement.
Owners will vote later today to award the 2018 Super Bowl to one of the three finalists: New Orleans, Minneapolis and Indianapolis. New Orleans is the favorite, but we're told Minneapolis officials made a strong presentation. Indianapolis is looking to host its second Super Bowl. The city hosted the game in 2012, as the Giants beat the Patriots to win their second Super Bowl title under head coach Tom Coughlin.
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