NFL Changes Overtime Rules for Playoff Games

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    Starting next season, if a team wins the coin toss and then kicks a field goal, the other team gets the ball.

    ORLANDO, Fla. – The NFL has changed its overtime rules for playoff games.

    Starting next season, if a team wins the coin toss and then kicks a field goal, the other team gets the ball.

    If the game is still tied after that, play will continue under the current sudden-death rules. Should the team winning the toss immediately score a touchdown, then the game is over.

    Team owners voted 28-4 on Tuesday in favor of the proposal at the NFL meetings. The new rule applies only for postseason games.