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    Re: Peter King: NFL Competition Committee will consider a "modified sudden death'' ru

    Always good to see these leagues fixing the things that aren't broken and ignoring the real problems.
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    Re: Peter King: NFL Competition Committee will consider a "modified sudden death'' ru

    I always thought it should be a MINIMUM of (1) possession each, who cares how many points?
    If team A wins the toss, they get ball, if they score 3 points they kickoff to the other team(B), if team B scores 0 they lose, if they score 6 they win, if they score 3 then it's a tie and they kickoff, then whoever scores next wins.
    7 points by team A would require 7 by team B or the game is over, this shouldn't be so difficult.

    I don't think it should be the AMOUNT of pts, but just give BOTH teams at least 1 possession, after that it's been made a bit fairer than just a coin toss
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    Exactly.

    There's many ways to accomplish that, but the whole point of changing OT rules would be to get equal posessions/chances.
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    Re: Peter King: NFL Competition Committee will consider a "modified sudden death'' ru

    Well at least it's better than, first team to get a FG wins. Cos that's just cheap.
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    Re: Peter King: NFL Competition Committee will consider a "modified sudden death'' ru

    Why does there have to be an extra overtime period with a coin toss?

    If the game is tied why can't they just keep playing until someone scores?

    If you have the ball at the end of regulation then you keep it right where you had it (with field switch).

    Down and everything stays the same except for the clock which gets reset and the players switch field.
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    Re: Peter King: NFL Competition Committee will consider a "modified sudden death'' ru

    Because then the team with the ball at the end of the 2nd half may not have the same restrictions as the team with the ball at the end of the 1st half. The 2nd half has to end as it does. They should just do another 2 mini-halfs at like 4 minutes each.
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    Re: Peter King: NFL Competition Committee will consider a "modified sudden death'' ru

    Both from a competitive and entertainment standpoint, I do want to see each team have an opportunity to score during an overtime. However they get there, I am fine with.
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    Re: Peter King: NFL Competition Committee will consider a "modified sudden death'' ru

    Ok, what real problems should they concentrate on?
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    Re: Peter King: NFL Competition Committee will consider a "modified sudden death'' ru

    Someone posted this article in the VIP forum. I've always wanted a first team to score 6 points rule. Which according to that article is what they may be considering. Only they describe it as a TD is a win but, after only a FG the other team will get the ball. I don't know if that means they would only get 4 downs to score or what. Obviously it's all rumors at this point.
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    Re: Peter King: NFL Competition Committee will consider a "modified sudden death'' ru

    I always liked first to six, though i haven't really though it out. This "I keek a touchdown" stuff is lame after 60 minutes of hard fought football.
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    Re: Peter King: NFL Competition Committee will consider a "modified sudden death'' ru

    It'll be weird to see teams elect to kick-off, in some games.
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    Re: Peter King: NFL Competition Committee will consider a "modified sudden death'' ru

    The Lions actually did that in 2002.

    Needless to say, the Bears scored on their first possession and won the game.
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    Re: Peter King: NFL Competition Committee will consider a "modified sudden death'' ru

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I believe this past season had an even 50-50 split in teams who won the coin toss going on to win the game. This is nowhere near the problem some think it is.
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    Re: Peter King: NFL Competition Committee will consider a "modified sudden death'' ru

    Why would you say having a 3 second field goal decide a 60 minute football game indicates something isn't broke?
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    Re: Peter King: NFL Competition Committee will consider a "modified sudden death'' ru

    Um, in every single sport when you have a tie game after regulation, in most cases the game is ultimately going to be decided by the thinnest of margins. I don't see why a FG shouldn't count.

    The main thesis of those supporting a rule change is that it is "unfair" that the coin toss decides the outcome of a game. Ignoring the fact that no coin toss in history has ever decided the outcome of a game (games are decided by the plays on the field), the facts are that this is not the problem some people seem to think it is. Like I said, this past season teams tha won the coin toss went .500.
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    Re: Peter King: NFL Competition Committee will consider a "modified sudden death'' ru

    Bill Parcells did it once on a windy day in East Rutherford - and won.
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    Re: Peter King: NFL Competition Committee will consider a "modified sudden death'' ru

    The coin toss decides who has the bigger advantage. It's a fact that the receiving team in OT has an advantage. It hasn't been a huge issue (mainly due to the very small number of games that go to OT), but that doesn't mean it is fair.

    It's not like discussing it or changing it is taking away from them doing something else. It's not at the top of the list of things to "fix", but it's not "perfect" like you seem to feel all rules in the NFL are.
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    Re: Peter King: NFL Competition Committee will consider a "modified sudden death'' ru

    If the only thing that matters was a 50/50 split, why not just flip the coin and not bother with the field goal?

    I think needing a TD or two field goals would be more exciting and more indicative of the better team.
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    Re: Peter King: NFL Competition Committee will consider a "modified sudden death'' ru

    Perhaps they could go 7 v 7 for the OT ... open it right the heck up.
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