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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; NFL could change overtime format for playoffs - NFL - Yahoo! Sports So both teams would get the ball, which everyone knows it should have been that way all along, but if the first team scores a TD instead of ...

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Old 02-27-2010, 07:57 PM   #1
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NFL could change overtime format for playoffs - NFL - Yahoo! Sports

So both teams would get the ball, which everyone knows it should have been that way all along, but if the first team scores a TD instead of a FG, then it is still Game Over.

Why can't they get this right?

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Old 02-27-2010, 08:06 PM   #2
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Re: New OT Rule

I like that. Start at your own 20 an go the length of the field and who ever score a TD 1st wins.

NDIANAPOLIS (AP)—An NFL spokesman said Saturday the league could change its overtime format for playoff games at a meeting next month.

Under the new format, both teams would get the ball at least once unless the first team to get the ball scores a touchdown, Greg Aiello said. If the first team to get the ball makes a field goal and the other team ties the game, action would continue until a team scores again.

Under the current rules, the first team to score wins.

“There have been various concepts that have been discussed in recent years, but this one has never been proposed,” Aiello said.

The competition committee will discuss the new concept with teams and players at league meetings March 21-24 in Orlando, Fla., when it could come to a vote. At least two thirds of the teams would need to agree to the changes for new rules to be adopted.

The competition committee met with the players’ union and players on Thursday during the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Discussion continued when the competition committee met with a general managers’ advisory committee on Friday.

The debate about the rules gained steam after the NFC championship game, when New Orleans beat Minnesota 31-28 in overtime and Brett Favre’s(notes) Vikings never got the ball in the extra period. Under the proposed rule, Minnesota would have gotten another possession because the Vikings didn’t allow a touchdown.

Overtime was adopted for regular season games in 1974, a sudden-death format that allowed games to end in a tie if neither team scored in 15 minutes. Overtime for playoff games always has been sudden death.



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Old 02-27-2010, 08:21 PM   #3
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Re: New OT Rule

Sounds like to me some people in the NFL are bitter the Saints beat the Vikings.
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:53 PM   #4
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Just leave it as it is. If one team scores first, the other team's defense just didn't do their job. IMO
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:12 PM   #5
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Sounds like to me some people in the NFL are bitter the Saints beat the Vikings.
Yep. F&%$#@ crybabies.

This is a stupid idea! Leave it as it is!
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:22 PM   #6
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They aren't going to make us go back in time and replay the NFC Championship game! If they change the rule, it's no big deal. The way it is now worked FOR us this time and the odds are it would have worked AGAINST us the next time. The way our offense plays, I can deal with it being either way. Personally, I don't think they are going to want to change it and make the games even longer than they are now. It all comes down to the flip of a coin, 50/50. How can you get more fair than that?
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:24 PM   #7
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Re: New OT Rule

Here's an idea: tied games.

Sudden death overtime is not meant to be "fair". It is meant to end a game that 2 teams were incapable of winning in regulation.

I personally don't see a problem with tied games.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:28 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Tobias-Reiper View Post
Here's an idea: tied games.

Sudden death overtime is not meant to be "fair". It is meant to end a game that 2 teams were incapable of winning in regulation.

I personally don't see a problem with tied games.
In the playoffs, you have to eliminate someone.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:37 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Tobias-Reiper View Post
Here's an idea: tied games.

Sudden death overtime is not meant to be "fair". It is meant to end a game that 2 teams were incapable of winning in regulation.

I personally don't see a problem with tied games.


Tied games are pointless IMO. Why even play if nobody wins?
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:45 AM   #10
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Stupid idea.

If you don't like sudden death play full quarters until someone wins in the playoffs.

Regular season just let them end in a tie.
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