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Archive: Overtime

Let's try overtime

Everything about the game, including the historic nature of the franchises, points to one conclusion: it's time to test the new overtime rules.

By Brian Tarcy | February 2, 2011; 09:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Defense wins championships?

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

By Doug Farrar | March 24, 2010; 02:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

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.

By Dave Goldberg | March 24, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

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.

By Michael Kun | March 24, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

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.

By Matt Loede | March 24, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Offensive shift continues

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

By Joel Thorman | March 24, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

What type of team will benefit?

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

By Reader Poll | March 24, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Financial security is paramount

Before changing the overtime structure, the NFL should focus on securing its financial future going forward.

By Chris Richardson | March 2, 2010; 02:23 PM ET | Comments (1)

Don't count on change

While the NFL would be wise to change its overtime format, don't expect the status quo to to be tweaked any time soon.

By Dave Goldberg | March 2, 2010; 08:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Officiating consistency before OT reform

Before the NFL competition committee addresses overtime, it should fix the inconsistency in its officiating crews.

By Doug Farrar | March 2, 2010; 12:49 AM ET | Comments (1)

Bring back the 'D'

The NFL should amend its rules to allow defensive players to be more physical, then worry about its overtime format.

By Larry Brown | March 2, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Just plain stupid

If the NFL wants to change the overtime system, this is not the best way to do it.

By Edward Valentine | March 2, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Is overtime the NFL's biggest rules problem?

With the NFL's competition committee scheduled to discuss a new proposal to change its overtime format for playoff games, is the league's overtime system the rule most in need of change?

By Reader Poll | March 2, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

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