brdmaverick wrote:SwiperNoSwiping wrote:I wouldn't like the idea. Why should you have to score that many more points than the other team to win if you are the 'away' team?
ok, maybe this wouldn't be a good idea in the regular season, but it would makes sense in the playoffs.
Why should you have to score that many more points than the other team to win if you are the away team? Simple, because the home team had a better record in the regular season. Its not like these points are just being 'given', they are earned (in the regular season.
They are being "given away". They already earned a favorable matchup against a low seed and possibly a bye depending on the league. You already simulate the real NFL as much as possible with seeding and byes. The NFL doesn't award the home team 3 points to start the game. Giving someone a 15 point lead is akin to giving them Deuce McAllister or Torry Holt for free to use during the playoffs. The NFL doesn't allow the home team to play with 12 players either. It's a stupid idea. Just go to a points league since you're afraid of upsets. The fact you are #1 or #2 should be all the comfort you need.