25 March 2010

New NFL Overtime rules

I'm glad the NFL addressed this. Previously, whichever team won the OT coin toss would elect to receive, march 40 yards down field and kick a sure thing field goal.

Pity, the rule only applies to playoff games.

Starting next season, if a team wins the coin toss and then kicks a field goal, the other team gets the ball.

If the game is still tied after that, play will continue under the current sudden-death rules. Should the team winning the toss immediately score a touchdown, then the game is over.

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