A change is coming to NFL overtime. NFL owners on Tuesday voted to implement a change in the playoffs. The change will ensure that each team will get at least one possession.
The rule is a modified version of the proposal set forth by the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles, which would have required one possession for each team in overtime for all games. Regular-season rules for overtime will remain unchanged.
Regular-season OT rules remain the same, per source. https://t.co/Xx1dhjVD58
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 29, 2022
Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the owners voted 29-3 in favor of the change. The league requires a 75 percent majority (24 votes) for a proposal to pass. Albert Breer of The MMQB reported the Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings were the three teams that voted against the change.
Overtime rules once again became a topic of discussion in the wake of the Buffalo Bills-Kansas City Chiefs showdown in the AFC Divisional Round. Kansas City scored a touchdown on the first possession of overtime to earn a 42-36 win.
Can’t help but imagine what could have been:
In 2014 and 2015 under the NFL’s new post season overtime rules, Packers may have got a different outcome. Aaron Rodgers’ and the Green Bay Packers legacy could have been completely different.
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