I’ve said it before, I believe the NFL’s overtime rules suck. Harsh words, I know. But I’m not alone. That post just-so-happens to be one of the more popular pages on this blog – it being the page people click on when searching for “NFL overtime rules suck” on Google.
Today there was a vote to make a change to the NFL’s overtime rules, specifically the playoffs. The “modified sudden death overtime” would end up giving both teams, regardless of who wins a chance coin toss, an overtime possession during which they can score. The coin toss would then determine who defends the ball first rather than determining the winner of the game.
I hope this change, or any change for that matter, comes quickly to the NFL. It’d make for much better and more fair endings to some already great games.