3 proposed NFL rules that could help the Cleveland Browns make the playoffs next season

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3 proposed NFL rules that could help the Cleveland Browns make the playoffs next season
Cleveland Browns cornerback Denzel Ward (21) celebrates his touchdown with fans during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Cleveland. The Browns won 27-19. (AP Photo/David Richard) (Source: David Richard)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The National Football League could have some big changes in play as early as next season.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the playoff structure will allow for seven teams to make the playoffs from each conference.

If that playoff structure was in place last season the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Los Angeles Rams would have made the post season.

Pittsburgh (8-8) surpassed Cleveland (6-10) late in the year for third in the AFC North.

The proposal also includes a push for 17 regular-season games, eliminating one game from the preseason schedule.

According to ESPN, this would be the first time the NFL has adjusted the playoff format since 2002.

It could be potentially good news for a team like the Browns fighting for playoff contention.

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