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Post NFL changes overtime rule for playoffs
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Well, this qualifies as a tweak.
The NFL has changed its overtime rule for only the playoffs and the Super Bowl. It is called “modified sudden death,” and it passed by a 28-4 vote.
The Dolphins voted for it.
Here’s how it works:
Each team will get the chance to possess the ball at least once in overtime, unless the team possessing it first manages to score a touchdown. If it just scores a field goal, the other team will get a chance to end the game with a touchdown. If the other team gets a field goal, the game then goes into sudden death


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Post Re: NFL changes overtime rule for playoffs
What if team X kicks a field goal, and team B gets the ball and doesn't score?

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Post Re: NFL changes overtime rule for playoffs
So coaches and players didn't want it...the ones that actually are involved in the game, but the commissioner and owners decided if it should be changed?
I call foul.

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Post Re: NFL changes overtime rule for playoffs
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What if team X kicks a field goal, and team B gets the ball and doesn't score?


Team A wins.

I like the move. How things work now, the winner of the toss is essentially the winner of the game. This levels the playing field just a bit so as not to favor the toss winner too much.

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Post Re: NFL changes overtime rule for playoffs
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Iowafin wrote:
What if team X kicks a field goal, and team B gets the ball and doesn't score?


Team A wins.



What a ridiculous rule! Two teams plays 60 minutes, and then in OT a team that wasn't even involved could come out with the victory.

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Post Re: NFL changes overtime rule for playoffs
eleaf wrote:
Iowafin wrote:
What if team X kicks a field goal, and team B gets the ball and doesn't score?


Team A wins.

I like the move. How things work now, the winner of the toss is essentially the winner of the game. This levels the playing field just a bit so as not to favor the toss winner too much.


I agree.

These were the exact changes that I was calling for too. It gives the defense a much better chance at stopping the opponent, yet doesn't prolong the game to the extent that college OT rules would.

It also forced offenses to be more aggressive. I like it.

Iowa...remember that coaches were also against the challenges and 2-point conversion rules, but the owners voted that in anyway....And I'd say those have been extremely benificial rule changes (obviously).


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Post Re: NFL changes overtime rule for playoffs
Iowafin wrote:
eleaf wrote:
Iowafin wrote:
What if team X kicks a field goal, and team B gets the ball and doesn't score?


Team A wins.



What a ridiculous rule! Two teams plays 60 minutes, and then in OT a team that wasn't even involved could come out with the victory.


Iowa, .....LOL :)

Team "B" should have at least gotten a field goal.....That's their fault...game over. I like the new rule.

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Post Re: NFL changes overtime rule for playoffs
eleaf wrote:
Iowafin wrote:
What if team X kicks a field goal, and team B gets the ball and doesn't score?


Team A wins.

I like the move. How things work now, the winner of the toss is essentially the winner of the game. This levels the playing field just a bit so as not to favor the toss winner too much.

I believe the team that wins the coin toss is winner only 52% of the time since 1973. In 1994 they moved the kickoff back 5 yards and since then the team winning the coin toss wins the game around 60% of the time. I don't have a link, just going off of memory here; perhaps a smarter person or someone with more time on their hands could verify this.

I would be more in favor of modified college rules. This solution they have come up with is a compromise between NFL and college rules, but IMO falls short off the ideal.
My idea is to mimick the college rules by giving each team a crack at scoring, but move the starting ball location back to the 50 yard line (since NFL field goal kickers are far more accurate). After the first round, you have to go for a touchdown if the game is still tied. Two point conversions would be allowed in the first two rounds, then mandatory in the third round (if necessary).


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Post Re: NFL changes overtime rule for playoffs
the new rule is definitely improved, but i would like to see mike golic's idea put into place...let both teams play the game of football in a 10 minute overtime period.


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Post Re: NFL changes overtime rule for playoffs
Iowafin wrote:
eleaf wrote:
Iowafin wrote:
What if team X kicks a field goal, and team B gets the ball and doesn't score?


Team A wins.



What a ridiculous rule! Two teams plays 60 minutes, and then in OT a team that wasn't even involved could come out with the victory.


Good catch! Team X wins in your scenario.

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