NFL Changes Postseason Overtime Rule


PALM BEACH, FL- The NFL has made some changes to the rules regarding the hiring of certain individuals and postseason overtime.

The NFL owners have agreed to change the overtime rule for the postseason making it where both teams will get at least one offensive possession.

This past season for example, Kansas City beat Buffalo in overtime after an overtime opening touchdown ended the game without Buffalo having a change to respond.

Now, Buffalo would have a possession.

Should both teams have a possession and the score remain unchanged, traditional sudden death ruled would decide the game.

The rule change just changes the postseason, and the regular season will remain the same.

Also changing is the Rooney Rule. The NFL has now expanded the Rooney Rule to include women. Now all 32 teams must interview at least two women and/or persons of color when filling prominent positions on a team.

Also, teams will be required to employ either a minority person of color or woman as an offensive assistant who will work directly with the head coach to gain experience.

The NFL owners also issued a joint statement of support to increase diversity of ownership.

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