NFL additional time adjustments coming? Colts submit a proposal to ensure every group an OT possession, per report


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The Indianapolis Colts have submitted a proposal to ensure every group an additional time possession, in line with NFL Community’s Judy Battista. If authorised, the rule change would apply each to the common and postseason. 

Wealthy McKay, chair of the NFL’s competitors committee, stated that doable adjustments to additional time will undoubtedly be introduced up when the committee meets this week, in line with Battista. Groups might suggest additional time adjustments for solely the postseason or for each the common season in addition to the postseason. It’s unclear whether or not there may be sufficient of a league-wide consensus to change the league’s present additional time format.

The NFL’s additional time coverage was a serious subject of dialog in the course of the 2021 playoffs, particularly after the Chiefs‘ additional time win over the Payments within the AFC divisional spherical. Many argued that the Payments’ offense ought to have been given a chance to own the ball after Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense scored a game-ending landing after successful the coin toss to start out the additional session. 

The NFL carried out a sudden-death additional time format for any divisional tiebreak video games in 1940. The league added sudden-death additional time to the postseason in 1946. The NFL’s first-ever additional time interval was performed in the course of the 1958 NFL Championship Recreation, with Johnny Unitas’ Colts posting a 23-17 win over the Giants

It wasn’t till 1974 when the league instituted sudden-death additional time for any regular-season recreation that was tied after 60 minutes. The additional time interval modified from 15 to 10 minutes for regular-season video games in 2017. In 2011, the NFL made a change to playoff additional time video games that was carried out into the common season in 2012. These adjustments, that are nonetheless in impact at the moment, give the group that begins additional time on protection an opportunity to own the ball so long as they do not permit a landing on the sport’s opening drive. If each groups kick a discipline objective on their preliminary drives, additional time goes into sudden loss of life. A landing instantly ends the sport. 

The Chiefs have been concerned in each of the NFL’s 2021 postseason additional time video games. Per week after defeating the Payments, an interception by Mahomes on the Chiefs’ first possession of the AFC Championship Recreation led to Evan McPherson’s game-winning discipline objective, sending the Bengals to Tremendous Bowl LVI. 

Will probably be fascinating to see what, if some other ideas are made because it pertains to a doable additional time change. Final 12 months, the Ravens proposed a “spot-and-choose” rule the place a group would select the yard line the place the additional time drive begins and the opposite group would determine whether or not they need to play offense or protection to start out additional time. 



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