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  1. upstater1

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    When you think about this Patriots defense and the potential of getting into a playoff OT game, it has to help the Pats.

    This is a bend-but-don't-break defense.

    If a team wins the coin-toss, chances are decent that they could get into FG position.

    With the new OT rules, the Patriots can get the ball back and Brady can break you with a TD.

    Even though Belichick poked fun at the new rules, he has to know it helps a team that gives up so many yards on defense.
     
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    The new rule - which is stupid and unnecessary - was implemented for the sole reason that King Brett didn't get the chance to have the ball against New Orleans.

    Having said that, there's as much chance the new rule hurts the Patriots as helps them (actually the biggest chance is we don't see OT so the new rule will he irrelevant).
     
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    What new rule ? Kindly someone explain, does it mean each team gets one posession each ? If so I am happy. Thanks.
     
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    Team that wins the coin toss gets the ball 1st. If they get a FG, the team that lost the toss gets the ball and has the opportunity to score.

    The old rule was sudden death.

    Make sense?
     
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    I don't really have a problem with the rule change, even if Lord Favre was the reason for it. Coin flips should not determine the outcome of a game.
     
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    Anybody else thinks that it's odd it was implemented for the playoffs and not tested in the regular season?
     
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    It didn't really determine it before the rule change, either.
     
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    There wouldn't be nearly as much controversy in a coin flip determining a regular season game vs. the playoffs. Leaving a potential Superbowl outcome up to arbitrary chance would be a massive headache for the league. At least as it is now, the team that scored that first field goal could kick onside immediately after. Or you know, actually defense like the losers of the coin flip had to.
     
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    Lets say team A wins the toss and scores a field goal. By the new rule team B also gets one possession, and they match team A with a field goal. What happens if team A scores on the next possession? Is it sudden death after the first match up or does team B get a second possession?
     
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    Honestly the only way to completely avoid a stupid scenario is adding a set amount of time and letting whoever scores the most be the winner. But if it is a defensive struggle than NBA-esque multiple overtime periods would then be a massive increase in the chance of injury. Lets just hope whoever wins against whom does it in regulation so no BS happens.
     
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    Here is the rule.

     
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    Gotcha. So basically the new rule just eliminates the possability of winning the game on the first OT possession with a field goal. Seems fine to me.
     
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    Brilliant, thanks Robert. That's what I've always wanted. It's much more fair and can't complain. Cheers.
     
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    The new overtime rule is great, almost forgot we'll be seeing it now.
     
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    Why?

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    No coin flip has ever decided the outcome of a football game. They are decided on the field with offense, defense and special teams.
     
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    If team A and B each start overtime with a FG, it then becomes sudden death. In your above scenario, team A wins the game with no 2nd possession for Team B.
     
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    Um, ok, but what happens if the first score is a Safety?
     
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    Becuse no game in NFL history has ever been decided by a coin flip.
     
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    The team on defense would win the game on scoring the safety.
     
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