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Roger Goodell considering addition of two more playoff teams.

Doug Pensinger

The NFL postseason could be in store for a makeover, just not yet.

According to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, there is no momentum toward changing the playoff format by allowing re-seeding, but did open the door to the potential of allowing two more wild-card teams.

"I don't think there is momentum for (reseeding)," Goodell told former Associated Press White House correspondent Ben Feller. "There may be momentum in the media -- that happens when you see San Francisco going to Green Bay, but one of the premises we start with every season is that your first objective is to win the division. And when you win the division, you should have a home game."

Though reseeding may not be an option at this time, expanding the playoffs to two more teams is considered to be a more viable option.

"(Expanding the playoffs) is under serious consideration," Goodell said. "We think it's one of the great things about the NFL, besides the fact that it's unscripted. Every team and their fans start the season with hope. ... And that's because we have such a competitive league and we want to keep that."

If the playoffs included seven teams from each conference, the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers would have earned spots as seventh seeds. In theory, the No. 3 seeds -- the Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals -- would have had first-round bye weeks.

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