NEW YORK -- NFL owners likely will consider expanding the playoffs by two teams, beginning in 2015, when they hold their spring meetings in Orlando next week, but a vote on the subject is uncertain. Al Horford Jersey . A groundswell for raising the number of playoff qualifiers to seven in each conference figures to get plenty of support from the 32 owners. Most notably, Arizonas Bill Bidwill, who saw his Cardinals go 10-6 and not get in, while Green Bay (8-7-1) qualified by winning the NFC North. The current format of four division winners and two wild-card teams has existed since 2002, when Houston joined the league as an expansion team, bringing the membership to 32. "There will be a report on the potential of expanded playoffs," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Wednesday. "We dont know if there will be any vote at this meeting." Also on the agenda will be alterations to extra points, changing who oversees video replay reviews, and further clamping down on the use of racial slurs by players during games. A change in the playoff structure would be needed if 14 teams qualify, with the top seed in each conference still getting a first-round bye. The next six teams would play in what is now the wild-card round, with the second seed facing No. 7, the third seed taking on No. 6 and the fourth and fifth seeds playing each other. But the NFLs influential competition committee is not presenting a proposal to the owners. One reason the league is looking at more playoff teams is a stalemate in talks with the players union about expanding the regular season from 16 games. Another is the added revenue stream two more post-season games would provide, with those matches up for bidding among the current network partners -- Fox, NBC, ESPN and CBS, which just grabbed an eight-week Thursday night package -- and potential new broadcasters such as Turner Sports. Scheduling of the extra wild-card games also would be dicey, although Monday night would seem logical for one of them. Of course, adding two more playoff teams enhances the chances for teams with .500 or losing records to get in. Commissioner Roger Goodell has suggested a change to the one-point kick on extra points might be needed because they have become so automatic. New England has proposed moving the line of scrimmage to the 25 for a one-point try, but leaving it at the 2-yard line for a 2-point conversion. "There are a lot of different views in respect to the extra point," said Falcons President Rich McKay, co-chairman of the competition committee. "There were 1,267 tried and 1,262 made (in 2013), and so there is that thought with the extra point maybe we need to add little more skill, and one of the ways to do it might be the way New England proposed." But its a long shot that anything will be done next week, except perhaps experimenting with longer kicks for one week of the preseason. The Patriots also proposed extending the height of the goal posts 5 feet to make it easier to determine whether a kick is good. New England also suggested allowing coaches challenges on everything except scoring plays, which are automatically reviewed. Replay as an officiating tool always is in the news, and owners are expected to discuss having the NFLs director of officiating, Dean Blandino and his staff at the league offices be involved in some review decisions. The league saw several inexplicable replay decisions made by referees last season, although McKay and Rams coach Jeff Fisher, the committees other co-chairman, praised the overall quality of officiating. As for the use of racial slurs and verbal abuse, there already are rules on the books to deal with the issue. But an emphasis on stronger discipline will be discussed by the owners, and McKay noted that taunting fouls went up significantly from 2012 to 2013. "We are going beyond the field of play, we are going to the workplace," Fisher said of trying to eliminate such language. "This is going to be a very significant point of emphasis." Larry Bird Jersey . 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The serene pictures of Augusta National make golf addicts hear the roars of the crowd in their head and help them reminisce about previous Masters memories. The buildup will be especially big for the No. 1 player in the world. Rory McIlroy will enter Augusta as the holder of the Open Championship and PGA Championship titles. He is also one Masters win from completing the career grand slam. While people debate McIlroys chances, a player that once dominated Augusta comes back from injury. Four-time Masters champion Tiger Woods was held to nine events, including his unofficial one in December, in 2014. Woods seemed to be healthy at his event at Isleworth, but his short-game was awful. He has said that he will tweak his schedule a little with the WGC- Cadillac Match Play Championship moving to Apr. 29-May 3 from its traditional February date. No one knows what that tweak will entail since Woods keeps his schedule as close to his vest as the secret service does with the Presidents schedule. Another player returning from a long layoff will be Dustin Johnson. He took a leave of absence, or was suspended, depending on what you believe. Regardless, Johnson will return for his first tournament action since he missed the cut at the Canadian Open last July. Johnson and fiancee Paulina Gretzky are expecting their first child in the near future as well. He has said he wont play until after their son is born. According to reports, Johnson will play the Farmers Insurance Open, February 5-8. That likely is also the first PGA Tour event at which Woods will play, while McIlroy will make his first European Tour start of 2015 in Abu Dhabi, but he hasnt announced his PGA Tour debut yet. Those three will garner plenty of attention once they tee it up. What other players are we interested in for 2015? To start off, Mr. Almost from 2014 - Rickie Fowler. He finished in the top- five at all four majors last year and had six top-five finishes overall. Fowler is still searching for his first victory since his only tour title at the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship. Next are a pair of wily veterans - Jim Furyk and Phil Mickelson. Furyk has blown eight 54-hole leads in a row, including a pair last year. He hasnt won since the 2010 Tour Championship. Can he win again? Or will he have to wait five years until joining the Champions Tour before he wins his next title? Mickelson is coming off arguably the worst season of his career. Gordon Hayward Jersey. . He didnt have a top-10 finish on the PGA Tour until the PGA Championship. Mickelson was winless for the fourth time since he turned pro in 1992. In the seasons that followed his first three winless years, Mickelson combined for eight wins, including his 2004 Masters victory. History says Mickelson will bounce back and win this year. As for the European Tour, what will we see from Ian Poulter and was Victor Dubuisson just a flash in the pan? Poulter had just three top-10 finishes in 14 starts and had a subpar Ryder Cup, an event which he had dominated in the past. Dubuisson had four runner-up finishes after earning his lone tour win in 2013. The Frenchman was 2-0-1 in his first Ryder Cup. Will he keep that momentum going into 2015? The LPGA continues to grow after some down years and four of the biggest names in the sport are ranked in the top-six in the world rankings. Inbee Park, Lydia Ko and Stacy Lewis are 1-2-3 in the rankings and all three are coming off three-win seasons. Lewis is the oldest of the group as she will turn 30-years-old in February. The trio should continue to wrack up victories for years to come. World No. 6 Michelle Wie, the reigning U.S. Womens Open champion, won twice last year for her first wins since 2010. Wie is the biggest name in the game, and if she keeps winning, the LPGA will gain even more appeal. The Solheim Cup is this September and with six players ranked in the top-20 in the world, to just three for the Europeans, the United States team will be the favorite on paper. But that was the case in 2013, when the Europeans rolled to an 18-10 win in Colorado. That was their first-ever win in the U.S. in the Solheim Cup and it marked the first time the Europeans ever won back-to-back cups. Those are a few of the things well be watching in 2015. Now it is time to tee it up and enjoy the action. MINI-TIDBITS - The field at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions includes 34 players that have combined for 100 PGA Tour titles, including six major championships, and has six members of the 2014 United States Ryder Cup squad that lost in Europe. - One non-golf thought for the week, the passing of ESPNs Stuart Scott hit home for many, including myself. 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