one thing that really irks me about the NFL, is, with 32 teams and only 16 games, an 0-2 start, and that team has almost no chance at making the playoffs ( as TSN explained the percentage of 0-2 teams who have made the playoffs ).
so, after 2 weeks, many 'have-not' teams seasons are pretty much done, and are now playing to pad the records of 'the haves'.
32 teams, after 4 weeks, 16 have no playoff chance.
after 6 weeks, maybe 1/3 have playoff chances.
after 10 weeks, you can say only 6 have a shot at winning the SB.
most of the 32 teams are lambs being lead to slaughter by the few good teams...not very interesting, IMO.
( probably why NFL ratings in this country are not very good until the playoffs )
if the NFL had 20 teams, i'd probably watch it. much like the NHL, they chased the dollar over the integrety of the sport, and expanded way too much.