I believe the reason behind it was to keep the number of plays the same after adding the 12th game. So basically, the same number of plays plus 1 more game equals more money and same player injury risk.
I'm not sure if I like the new rules yet or not. Sure the game goes fast but it really improves the underdogs chances. Look what UNLV did against us. We had the ball once in the whole 4th quarter. A good ball control team could really limit the other team's chances and that's the name of the game when it comes to upsets.
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