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NFL changing controversial O-T rules

NFL changing controversial O-T rules

The NFL is changing its sometimes controversial overtime rules to guarantee each side gets the ball in the playoffs.

Beginning this season, if the team possessing the ball first in overtime scores a touchdown on that series, the opponent still gets a possession. In recent seasons, that touchdown would have ended the game.

That second possession of overtime would extend beyond the initial 15-minute period if needed. Should that team tie the game, it then would become sudden death.

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