NFL owners are increasingly desperate to get their team into the playoffs this season and they’re working hard to make that happen.
The problem is that the NFLPA has the ability to use its bargaining power to prevent a team from getting there in the first place.
The NFLPA is the sole bargaining agent for NFL teams, which means it can prevent a franchise from playing in the playoffs.
The most notable example is the Raiders.
The Raiders were a contender for a playoff berth for years before the franchise finally opted to relocate to Las Vegas.
The team had the ability in 2012 to make a move to Los Angeles and get into the postseason with the Rams, but then the league and the Raiders had to come to a deal over a contract extension.
The Raiders were also a team that could have been in the postseason for a long time before the Raiders decided to move to Las Angeles.
It was a franchise that had been struggling to stay in the league for years.
If the Raiders and Chargers are both heading for the playoffs, the Raiders will be in the running for the final wild-card spot in the AFC West.
The Chargers are the next team on the bubble to make the playoffs with a chance to make it into the wild-cards if they win out.
They’re not the only team that is on the verge of making the playoffs in the wild card race.
The Broncos are also in the playoff hunt.
They are a contender and could make the postseason if they lose out in the divisional round.
The Broncos have a shot to make an appearance in the Wild Card round if they do win out, but that will require them to beat the Raiders in a playoff game.
The NFLPA’s ability to stop teams from making the postseason is a major reason why the league has been trying to get the NFL and the players to come up with a plan that can prevent teams from playing each other in the second round.
It also is why the NFL is taking a hard stance on the matter.
The league says it has no plans to negotiate with the NFL to change the rule.
“The league does not intend to negotiate, nor will we negotiate, with the owners to change its rule to allow teams to play each other,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
“We expect our owners to make decisions that are in the best interest of the game and the health of our game.
The rule is in place to protect the integrity of the regular season and to help ensure the integrity and safety of the NFL playoffs.
There is no change to the rule, and it is a rule that has been in place since 2002.”
The NFL also is opposed to any changes to the playoff format that would allow teams with one playoff seed to play the other team in the round robin.
The AFC Championship Game is played in the regular-season opener in Week 3, meaning the Raiders would be playing in a wild-round game against the Titans in Week 4.
That game could take place in Las Vegas or Denver.
The Wild Card Game is also played in Week 5, which would allow the Chargers to play in a game against a wild team in Week 6.
The rules change could make it tougher for the Raiders to play a team in either of those two rounds in the fourth round.
For example, the Chargers could face the Patriots in the Super Bowl and the Broncos face the Bengals in the Championship.
The new playoff format would require teams to make up three playoff seeds in the following four rounds.
If the team with the highest seed in the four rounds wins the Super Football title and the team that falls short falls into the next round, the teams that fall into that second round will meet in the next one.
The playoff format allows teams to enter the fourth and fifth rounds as a tiebreaker to determine the Super Championship game winner, but the league would not change that.
“If the Super Champions and the Super Semifinals are tied in a tie, the next two rounds will be played at the new format,” McCarthy said.
“The teams that advance from the fifth round will advance to the Superbowl.
In the fourth, the playoff games will be held at the same time, which will not change the rules for the Super bowl.
We have been clear on this and we will continue to be consistent on this.”
The rules have been under scrutiny in the last two years.
The league instituted a playoff format in 2013, but it was criticized by players and teams.
In 2014, the league changed the playoff system again, but players and fans were not happy with the change.