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I would rather see one day for NFC,one day for AFC (Divisional Games)

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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    I was never crazy about the Divisional setup with one AFC and one NFC game each day being played over the weekend.

    I would prefer to see one conference play on Saturday for the CG and the next day the other conference to set up the other CG

    I think it stinks having to wait a whole day to see who your opponent will be......Thoughts?
     
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    That, and the fact that one team in each conference championship game gets shorted a days preparation.
     
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    I don't mind the AFC-NFC sat and sun thingie. But I feel that the #1 seed should play saturday so they have more advantage.
     
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    That's the first thing I thought of as well; it evens the playing field in regards to prep time.

    Unfortunately I can never see the networks going for it. I'm sure CBS and FOX would prefer the current setup; if not, we would have already seen that change. Money and keeping their business partners happy is more important to the NFL than causing a team to make a long trip on a short week for a playoff game (even if Baltimore was able to do just that and win yesterday).
     
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    An extra day of rest is a meaningful advantage -- and in the current system, it's given to out randomly based on however they decide they want to schedule it.

    I would also agree it makes sense for all NFC playoff games to be one day, and all AFC playoff games to be the next day -- making it more fair as both teams have equal (within hours) amounts of rest.

    Road teams still have a disadvantage in that they have to travel, but I'm fine with that as the home team earned that right.
     
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    This. It's nothing the networks couldn't adapt to.
     
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    did anyone notice that the AFCCG is scheduled for 6:30 PM on Sunday night?

    Whats wrong with a good ole fashion 1 PM and 4 PM start for those two championship games?

    Rating blah blah. The ratings would be through the roof if they played the game at 8 AM.
     
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    Sucks for me because the AFCCG starts at 11.30pm, on a Sunday.

    As would the Superbowl if we got there.
     
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    This will be the 11th year the Championship games have been at 3pm and 630pm. They just rotate conferences every year.
     
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