Should Field Goals Be Banned In NFL Overtime?

June 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

No one will doubt the talent of today's NFL players. They play one of the most grueling games on earth and do so twenty times a year, including pre-season. Should one of these games be tied at the end of regulation, a sudden death overtime will occur. This sudden death shares the same principle as any other sport: first score wins, period.
However, overtime in football is still rather lacking compared to that in the NHL and other leagues that employ the sudden death overtime format. The reason for this: FIELD GOALS. There is just something lacking about a hard fought football game which essentially ends anytime a team advances the ball past their opponent's 40 yard line.
Field goals have their place in the game. It is pretty exciting when a great coach and quarterback manage the clock perfectly to give their placekicker a shot at winning the game with 3 seconds on the clock. It is my opinion that a team should earn their victories in the N...

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