POSTED: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 3:06pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 3:35am
For Playoff Games
Things will change this postseason.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The NFL has changed its overtime rules for
Starting next season, if a team wins the coin toss and then
kicks a field goal, the other team gets the ball.
If the game is still tied after that, play will continue under
the current sudden-death rules. Should the team winning the toss
immediately score a touchdown, then the game is over.
Team owners voted 28-4 on Tuesday in favor of the proposal at
the NFL meetings. The new rule applies only for postseason games.
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