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McKay favors playoff re-seeding

Falcons president Rich McKay, the co-chairman of the NFL's competition committee, said today at an NFL owners meeting that he favors the idea of re-seeding playoff teams based on their records, meaning that divisional winners wouldn't necessarily be granted a home game. 

The issue has come up again this year because of the NFC West, in which no team has a winning record. The Seahawks and Rams are tied atop the division at 6-7. But McKay admits the idea of re-seeding might not pass muster among owners. 

"I've brought it up twice and never had real success getting it passed," he said. "I think it's something we should consider." 

Most owners prefer to reward divisional winners with at least one playoff game. "I don't disagree with that, but [re-seeding] is something we should keep talking about," he said.

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