Woody Johnson backs NFL playoff expansion idea

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson backs the proposed idea to expand the NFL playoffs from 12 teams to 14 to bring in the league in line with the NBA and the NHL.

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson has admitted that he likes the idea of the NFL playoffs being expanded from 12 teams to 14.

Commissioner Roger Goodell has revealed that the expansion is under consideration for the 2015 season, which would see seven teams from each conference reach the post-season rather than six.

Johnson feels that having more playoff games on show in January could only benefit the league, as the NFL currently has fewer post-season sides than the NBA and the NHL.

"There are good arguments on both sides, and I haven't gone into it in maybe the depth that we will," Johnson told reporters.

"We're going to study it hard. But I kind of like it. I kind of like the idea of more playoff games. We're still below other sports."

The Jets have failed to make the playoffs for the past three seasons.

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson speaks at a City Hall press conference announcing plans for Super Bowl XLVIII in the region on January 24, 2012
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