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Overtime Rules | The Sports Report Girl

NFL Overtime Rules “Under Review”

March 1, 2010 by SRG  
Filed under Football, NFL Football, SRG's Blog

The NFL is finally considering a change to their long outdated overtime rules. The news is music to many football fans ears except when you dig a little deeper.

The competition committee is suggesting overtime be changed only for playoff games okay, so far, so good and that both teams get at least one offensive possession all right, even better unless the first team scores a touchdown. Then its game over.

Ridiculous, right? Both teams need at least one offensive possession, regardless of what the first team does. Anything short of that is simply unfair. But the NFL is concerned about other things much more than they are fairness. Like $$$.

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