The New NFL Overtime of Second Chances

March 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Don’t worry, National League Football fans.

Even if Brett Favre decides to hang up his cleats immediately before or long after the 2010 season concludes, the legendary antics of No. 4 on and off the field will never be forgotten.

When the oft-described risk taker decided to throw across his body in the final minute of the NFC Championship game against the New Orleans Saints, not only did Favre toss an interception to end the Minnesota Vikings' season one field goal attempt short of a Super Bowl, he also changed the landscape of the NFL for future generations of players and fans.

The Vikings, of course, lost on a 40-yard Garrett Hartley field goal in overtime and shortly after, sports columns and blogs lit up about the unkind regulations of the NFL’s version of extra time.  

As of March 23, league owners decided to allow the team that loses the coin flip to have an opportunity on offense unless a touchdown is scored during th...

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