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    Overtime rules change?

    Sounds like they will consider modifying the current sudden death system and make it the first team to 6 points wins.

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    Thoughts?

    I like it better than the current system, but I'd still rather see the AFL rules:

    Overtime periods are 15 minutes during the regular season and the playoffs. Each team gets one possession to score. If, after each team has had one possession and one team is ahead, that team wins. If the teams are tied after each has had a possession, the next team to score wins.


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    Re: Overtime rules change?

    Why do these people have to be so dumb? Each team should get a chance. Simple. How hard is that NFL?



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    Re: Overtime rules change?

    interesting. that would force teams to go for TD's rather that kicking early FGs.


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    Re: Overtime rules change?

    Quote Originally Posted by HiltonMagic View Post
    Sounds like they will consider modifying the current sudden death system and make it the first team to 6 points wins.

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    Thoughts?

    I like it better than the current system, but I'd still rather see the AFL rules:

    Overtime periods are 15 minutes during the regular season and the playoffs. Each team gets one possession to score. If, after each team has had one possession and one team is ahead, that team wins. If the teams are tied after each has had a possession, the next team to score wins.

    I like the 6 point idea. You can't win or get beat by a coin flip and a good kicker.


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    Re: Overtime rules change?

    Quote Originally Posted by usedcarguy View Post
    I like the 6 point idea. You can't win or get beat by a coin flip and a good kicker.
    my thought as well. It would be better than the current system


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    Re: Overtime rules change?

    it would be better than current system but they have to allow both teams to get the ball.Its not hard NFL!



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    Re: Overtime rules change?

    I like the idea of needing 6 points, I don't think each team needs to get the ball. If you want the ball, play some defense. Teams winning the toss and scoring on their first possession doesn't happen terribly often as it is.



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    Re: Overtime rules change?

    Its an improvement, but i think each team should get a shot with the ball.



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    Re: Overtime rules change?

    Quote Originally Posted by xboxfever View Post
    Why do these people have to be so dumb? Each team should get a chance. Simple. How hard is that NFL?
    If your defense gives up a TD the first possession of OT, you probably don't deserve to win anyway.



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    Re: Overtime rules change?

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    If your defense gives up a TD the first possession of OT, you probably don't deserve to win anyway.
    Makes a good point



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    Re: Overtime rules change?

    If your going to do it for the playoffs do it for the regular season as well



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    Re: Overtime rules change?

    I am standing firm with the opinion that it should be a 30 on 30 Battle Royale in the middle of the field with the last team with a player standing in the ring declared the victor. Problem solved. You are welcome, NFL.



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    Re: Overtime rules change?

    it's an improvement, but honestly I still think college football has it right. Give both teams the ball and opportunity to score. It's just a bad decision to have the game be decided by a coin flip and a good leg like it currently is.



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    Re: Overtime rules change?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy's Taxi View Post
    it's an improvement, but honestly I still think college football has it right. Give both teams the ball and opportunity to score. It's just a bad decision to have the game be decided by a coin flip and a good leg like it currently is.
    I agree. Now we just need the NFL has to admit to being wrong.



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    Re: Overtime rules change?

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    If your defense gives up a TD the first possession of OT, you probably don't deserve to win anyway.
    Don't necessarily agree with this. What if you have two dominant offenses and two terrible defenses. Score is tied 63-63 going into overtime, with neither team getting a stop all game. Why does team A that gets the ball first deserve to win, when neither team has gotten a stop all game?



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