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Modified Overtime Rules for the Playoffs

Didn't see anything RECENT on here, so I thought I'd bring it up again. The modified overtime rules they came up with last year will be in effect for this year's playoffs.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-playoffs/09000d5d81d7d721/Modified-sudden-death-rules-for-playoffs?module=HP_video

In a nutshell, they've modified the sudden death overtime rule:

If a team wins the opening toss, and kicks a field goal on their opening possession, the opposing team will have an opportunity to tie with a FG or win with a touchdown.

There's other details about it, but I personally like it. It makes things a bit more fair. It kind of takes away the whole "SUDDEN DEATH" aspect of it though, but I think it's a good TWEAK. Teams can still win outright with a touchdown.
A safety on the opening drive would also end the game. Also ends if the kicking team does an onside kick, recovers, and scores.

Thanks for the brush-up.
I like it.
Only thing I don't like about it is it should have been implemented in the regular season. Not just for play offs. In a 16 game season everygame counts. How many playoff spots came down to the last game of the year? Who would be in that is now out had this been implemented sooner?
it's a good thing. they should do it all season.
Kind of makes an onside kick worth the risk.

If you fail and keep them out of the endzone you get the ball back still

If you succeed and kick a FG it is over
Originally posted by SybErkRimInAL:
it's a good thing. they should do it all season.
I kind of like the college rules for overtime. It's almost like a game of horse, dueling until someone blinks/misses and allows a TEAM to test its mettle on both sides of the ball, not just one.
Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
I kind of like the college rules for overtime. It's almost like a game of horse, dueling until someone blinks/misses and allows a TEAM to test its mettle on both sides of the ball, not just one.

When you put it that way, it sounds both fair and interesting.

But there's just something epic-sounding about SUDDEN DEATH.
1 TD away from this being in the NFC Championship game.
and here....we.....GO.
Modified rules, lol
  • vaden
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A big improvement and far better than the imo laughable cfb overtime, but I do think the other team should get the ball even if they allowed a TD. Especially considering how much offenses dominate these days. In a Saints/Packers game, a TD would be easier than a FG is for most teams.
i thought in the rules both teams get the ball no matter what? I didn't know that if one team scores first, then the game is over. That's kinda lame and defeats the purpose IMO.
Originally posted by vaden:
A big improvement and far better than the imo laughable cfb overtime, but I do think the other team should get the ball even if they allowed a TD. Especially considering how much offenses dominate these days. In a Saints/Packers game, a TD would be easier than a FG is for most teams.

I dunno, if you let a team go 80yds (since the kickoff will most likely be a TD due to the new kickoff rules) for a TD, you deserve to lose the game (especially if they do it in one play).