How many NFL teams will be in the playoffs this year? That’s a question on a lot of people’s minds as the season nears its end. Let’s take a look at the current standings and make a prediction.
In any given year, there are a few NFL teams that seem like locks to make the playoffs. But there are also always a few teams that come out of nowhere and exceed expectations. So how many NFL teams will be in the playoffs in 2020?
The answer, of course, is that it depends on a number of factors. But we can make some educated guesses based on recent history and recent trends.
First, let’s look at how many teams have made the playoffs in each of the last five years:
– 2015: 8 teams
– 2016: 9 teams
– 2017: 10 teams
– 2018: 9 teams
– 2019: 10 teams
As you can see, the number of playoff teams has fluctuated somewhat in recent years, but it has tended to hover around 10. And that’s probably not a coincidence. After all, there are only 32 NFL teams, so 10 is approximately one-third of the league. And history shows that about one-third of NFL teams make the playoffs in any given year.
How Many Teams Will Be In the Playoffs?
The NFL playoffs are a single-elimination tournament held after the end of the regular season to determine the NFL champion. As of 2019, 14 teams qualify for the playoffs each year.
The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL), the highest professional level of American football in the world. This conference and its counterpart, the National Football Conference (NFC), currently contain 16 teams each, making up a total of 32 teams in the NFL. Of these 32 teams, 14 are divisional opponents who will play each other twice during the regular season schedule, once at each team’s home stadium. Two more games are intraconference matchups that will pit AFC teams against each other. The final two games on the schedule are interconference games, meaning that AFC teams will play NFC teams. The NFL playoffs are a single-elimination tournament held after the end of the regular season to determine the NFL champions.
The National Football Conference (NFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL), the highest professional level of American football in the world. This conference and its counterpart, the American Football Conference (AFC), currently contain 16 teams each, making up a total of 32.
Based on our analysis, we predict that 14 NFL teams will make the playoffs in 2020.