Hi Gang, We know we are all dissappointed with the Pats missing the playoffs with the best record to do so since the merger. . . I for one am content with the playoff structure . . . but this is not another change the playoff structure thread . . . It has more do to with the injustice of the following year's draft . . . The draft order does not take into account the playoffs other than the SB winner and loser who pick last and second to last respectively. If we are going to "award" teams for winning thier division and fill the playoffs with teams that might not have the best record, then should not the 12 playoff teams pick in the bottom 12 slots as opposed to the just the bottom two? If you are granted the privilege of being one of the top 12 seeds for that given year (and thus be given a ticket to the playoffs) then why shouldn't that theory carry over in next years draft and you are one of the last 12 to pick??? Any thoughts I for one am for placing ALL 12 playoffs teams at the bottom of the draft order . . .