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THE QUESTION

New OT strategy?

Will the approved alteration of the postseason -- and potentially regular season -- overtime format force a change in strategy for NFL teams?

Posted by Matt Brooks on March 24, 2010 12:00 AM
FROM THE PANEL

Defense wins championships?

New format provides rewards for strategic decisions and personnel advantages on both sides of the ball.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on March 24, 2010 2:20 AM

Decisions, decisions

While the new postseason overtime format might increase fairness, it certainly doesn't make the job of an NFL coach any easier. Instead, they now have one more big second-guessable decision to make.

Posted by Dave Goldberg, on March 24, 2010 12:00 AM

The new blame game

The NFL coaches who were hesitant to back the new playoff overtime format will soon be scrambling for a new laminated "overtime scenarios" sheet to avoid ridicule for the strategic decisions they may now be forced to make.

Posted by Michael Kun, on March 24, 2010 12:00 AM

Risks will be rewarded

Look for pass-first offenses to excel in the new playoff overtime format while offenses that focus on the run may be forced to take risks in the extra period.

Posted by Matt Loede, on March 24, 2010 12:00 AM

Offensive shift continues

The new NFL playoff overtime format continues a trend of making games more offense-oriented.

Posted by Joel Thorman, on March 24, 2010 12:00 AM

What type of team will benefit?

What type of team will benefit most from the newly approved playoff overtime format?

Posted by Reader Poll, on March 24, 2010 12:00 AM

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