NFL Tweaks Sudden Death for Playoff OT

If first team scores TD, it's over; opponent gets chance if it's a FG
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 23, 2010 7:59 PM CDT

(Newser) – The National Football League changed its overtime rules for postseason games today, and starting next season, if a team wins the coin toss and then kicks a field goal, the other team gets the ball. If that next series ends with another field goal, play will continue under the current sudden-death rules. If the team winning the toss immediately scores a touchdown, however, the game is over. (Read more NFL stories.)

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