NFL to not expand new OT rules to the regular season

While the NFL is ready for an outdoor Super Bowl in a cold weather venue, it’s not ready to expand the new overtime rule to the regular season.

Commissioner Roger Goodell said today at the Owner’s meeting that the issue was tabled, two months after owners voted to remove part of the sudden-death component from overtime in the playoffs. Under the new system, a team that loses the coin flip and immediately gives up a field goal will have a chance to either tie or win the game.

In the regular season, though, the old first-team-to-score-wins rule will be in effect. “I think the membership felt and the competition committee felt we had addressed the issue we wanted this offseason with respect to the postseason,” Goodell said. “We want to continue to talk to our players.”


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