Goodell says expanded playoffs in 2014 possible

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said it’s possible the playoffs could expand next season.

Goodell said Wednesday at the spring meetings that “it’s not out of the question.” The owners discussed adding two playoff teams to the current 12, one in each conference.

Also on Wednesday, the owners:

Approved experimentation with extra-point kicks from the 20-yard line for two weeks in the preseason, but implementing longer PATs for the regular season has been tabled.

Adopted proposals to extend the length of the goalposts 5 feet to 35 feet to better determine if kicks are good, to no longer stop the clock on sacks and to allow video reviews on plays with a recovery of a loose ball on the field even though the play had been whistled dead.

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