To make sure that either side receives the ball within the playoffs, the NFL is updating its controversial time beyond regulation guidelines.
The homeowners had been involved that the coin toss to begin the additional interval might have an opposed impact on the postseason outcomes and voted Tuesday to approve a proposal from the Eagles and Colts.
If the crew that has the ball first in time beyond regulation scores the landing, they nonetheless get a possession. This landing has been a profitable rating in current seasons.
The Titans really useful that every crew possess the ball in time beyond regulation, except the kickoff scorer scores a landing or 2-point conversion. This might cease the sport.
The homeowners determined to go along with the choice proposal, probably as a result of they thought the Tennessee suggestion was too foolish.
The earlier guidelines stipulated that time beyond regulation could be for 10 minutes if both the kickoff crew failed to attain or the sphere goal-kicking crew didn’t win. If the facet that obtained the kickoff makes a subject purpose or scores a landing, the protection crew could be awarded a possession. Then, play would proceed if there was time.
When there aren’t any tie within the postseason, overtimes will proceed till somebody will get extra factors.
The earlier time beyond regulation rule for normal season 2012 has seen the winner of the coin toss win the sport 50% of the time (76 out of 152 video games). Each groups have a minimum of one possession in 82% (124 out of 152).
These numbers can change barely within the playoffs. Since 2010, the playoffs have seen seven time beyond regulation video games received on the opening possession landing. Ten of these 12 time beyond regulation video games have been received by groups that received the coin toss.