NFL needs to change Overtime rules.


  • #89208
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    cjd1
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    @cjd1

    Shouldn’t be won on a coin flip.

  • #89209
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    UteThunder
    Ute Fan
    @utethunder

    They already did. That’s why a TD wins it now but a FG gives the other team a shot to match it or beat it.

    • #89210
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      BattleGroundUte
      Ute Fan
      @battlegroundute

      I like the NFL rules now personally perfect I think. 

    • #89212

      cjd1
      Ute Fan
      @cjd1

      Give KC a shot to score a TD also.

      • #89216
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        UteThunder
        Ute Fan
        @utethunder

        If they want a shot, then get a stop on defense. It’s not like the Patriots got the ball in the Red Zone to start. They had to drive 75 yards.

        • #89229
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          BattleGroundUte
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          @battlegroundute

          Or win the flip. 

        • #89230
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          BattleGroundUte
          Ute Fan
          @battlegroundute

          50/50 shot plus more to stop Brady. Two big third down conversions. Or don’t line up in the neutral zone. 

        • #89241
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          GameForAnyFuss
          Ute Fan
          @gameforanyfuss

          Problem is, we got to see if the Chiefs could get a stop on defense (they couldn’t), but we never got to see if the Patriots could get a stop on defense too. Stupid NFL overtime rules removed one entire phase of the game from one team for OT – for better or for worse.

          I just don’t see why we can’t give both teams the exact same opportunity. Every other sport (and football at other levels) has figured this out.

          Would it make sense to have baseball extra innings be such that if the team that bats in the top of the 10th scores, we don’t play the bottom of the 10th? Of course not. So why is the same thing OK in NFL football?

          • #89244
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            UteThunder
            Ute Fan
            @utethunder

            Football is such a violent sport. I believe part of the reason for the rule is to limit extra punishment on the players’ bodies.

  • #89211
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    PlainsUte
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    @plainsute

    Stupid Patriots again, argh.

  • #89213

    BD
    Ute Fan
    @flyfisherman

    KC lining up in the neutral zone – most bone-headed play ever. That KC defensive lineman will be haunted by that for the rest of his life.

  • #89218
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    SkinyUte
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    @skinyute

    It wasn’t won on a coin flip. It was won on Tom Brady singlehandedly abusing the Chief’s defense.

    • #89257

      Charlie
      Ute Fan
      @charlie

      Given the 4th quarter, I was certain the winner of the flip would win.  The NE WRs were the difference not Tom.  They made the difficult part of the play again and again and were not giving up TOs.  KC was not allowed to wave a hand in front of Tom’s face but the WRs were involved in football contact.

    • #89346

      Puget Ute
      Ute Fan
      @pugetute

      Tom Brady converted on 3rd and 10 THREE TIMES on the drive in OT.  They went 13-19 on 3rd down in the game, and 1-2 on 4th down.  That kind of efficiency is almost unheard of.  Just amazing.

      Tom Brady probably has one more game left in his career, and Mahomes is absolutely the future.  But in this game it was obvious who the GOAT is.

  • #89221
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    GameForAnyFuss
    Ute Fan
    @gameforanyfuss

    College football has a much better OT setup. NFL should go to that.

    • #89226

      UteThunder
      Ute Fan
      @utethunder

      I agree, but I would start them at the 35 or 40 instead of the 25.

      • #89235
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        BattleGroundUte
        Ute Fan
        @battlegroundute

        No more special teams. Go for two right from the go. 

      • #89347

        Puget Ute
        Ute Fan
        @pugetute

        Have them start at their own 25.  No game clock.  2-pt conversions only. No kickoff or punts (turn over on Downs = other team starts at their own 25).  

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