Potential New OT Rules for NFL: What is the Competition Committee Thinking?

March 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Perhaps lost in the avalanche of information from the combine, but certainly diametrically opposed to a statement from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on the subject, came an announcement from the NFL's Competition Committee.
They announced that they were looking into a change in the rules for overtime. Those changes however, will only be in effect for playoff games.
Temporarily overlooking the fact that having two different sets of rules is nonsensical, let's take a look at the proposed changes:
If the winner of the coin flip scores a touchdown the game is over.
If the winner of the coin flip scores a field goal, the opposing team then gets an opportunity to tie or win the game. Should that team also score a field goal, the next team to score then wins the game.
Before I get into any detailed commentary, I have one relevant statistic regarding overtime games to share. In postseason history, the team winning the coin flip at the start of overtime has won...

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