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NFL changing playoff overtime rules, ensuring possession for both teams

There are new rules for overtime in the NFL playoffs.

League owners approved a modified overtime rule that ensures both teams get a possession, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. If the score is tied after each team’s first possession, sudden death ensues. The rule change will be in effect for postseason games only.


The proposal was brought forth by the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles.

The move comes two months after the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional round by scoring a touchdown on the first possession of overtime and not allowing Josh Allen and the Bills to get the ball back.



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