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Posted at 7:25 PM ET, 01/15/2011

NFL's overtime rules: A refresher

By Cindy Boren

Here's a quck refresher on the NFL's new overtime rule, which is in effect for the first time this postseason (via Mark Maske):

The team that gets the ball first in overtime can win the game by scoring a touchdown. If that team gets a field goal, its opponent gets a possession with a chance to tie the score with a field goal or win it with a touchdown. If that team gets a tying field goal, the game proceeds on a sudden-death basis. If neither team scores on its first possession of overtime, the game is sudden death from there.

By Cindy Boren  | January 15, 2011; 7:25 PM ET
Categories:  NFL  
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Comments

What happens if there's a Safety FIRST?

Paging Donovan McNabb for clarification!

Posted by: SMACK1 | January 9, 2011 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Long way to go here. If the Stillers can stop yacking up on themselves and it's close going into the 4th. Ben will find a way to win.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 15, 2011 6:23 PM

This guy

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 15, 2011 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: SMACK1 | January 9, 2011 12:47 PM

Jan 9? What happened? Where am I? Why is there a tiger in my bathroom?

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 15, 2011 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Paging Donovan McNabb for clarification!
Can you imagine, sometime in the next 2-4 years, McNabb could be in the booth trying to explain things?
Words fail me.

Posted by: daggar | January 15, 2011 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Mike Smith needs a bro or some pasties.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 15, 2011 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Ok, I'll turn out the lights.

Posted by: Diesel44 | January 15, 2011 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Uh-oh...maybe this game isn't over yet. Nah...

Posted by: CindyBoren | January 15, 2011 10:40 PM | Report abuse

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