The NFL playoffs just got more crowded.
Teams voted Tuesday to expand the postseason by two teams, starting with the upcoming season.
The vote took place during a league meeting held remotely because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Two additional wild-card teams, one from each conference, will qualify for the playoffs, expanding the field from 12 to 14 teams. Only the top-seeded team in each conference will receive a first-round bye, whereas in the past it has been the top two seeds.
In the first round moving forward, the second-seeded team will host the seventh seed, No. 3 hosts No. 6, and No. 4 hosts No. 5.
Wild-card weekend this season will consist of three games on Jan. 9 and three on Jan. 10.
CBS and NBC will each broadcast an additional wild-card game.
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