Roger Goodell hopes to expand the NFL playoffs for the 2015 season. (Bloomberg)
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says that playoff expansion is an option for the 2015 season, according to NFL.com's Chris Wesseling.
The league's competition committee voted down a proposal to expand the playoffs earlier this year, but Goodell has said expanding the postseason from 12 to 14 teams is a priority for the committee. The commissioner said the bigger playoffs would be better for fans:
"If expanding the postseason would allow other teams to get into the dance, and they have the potential of going on and winning the Super Bowl," Goodell explained, "that's a good thing for fans, that a good thing competitively."
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The commissioner also said that if the expansion proposal is passed, it would not be able to be enacted until the 2015 season because of scheduling conflicts.