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Key 2011 NFL postseason overtime definitions and Approved Rulings

The current NFL postseason overtime rules, changed for the 2010 season, are in their second year of use (and still looking for its’ first application as no game of last year’s postseason needed OT), should any game go into extra … Continue reading

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How 2011 NFL postseason overtime works and postseason OT history (updated)

For the second straight season, the 2011 NFL playoffs, culminating with Super Bowl XLVI on February 5, 2012, will be played with the most drastic set of overtime changes since “Sudden Death” was instituted by the league in 1941 for … Continue reading

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Key NFL postseason overtime definitions and Approved Rulings

With the new NFL postseason overtime rules in place for 2010, should any game go into extra time, you will hear the phrases “possession” and “opportunity to possess.” As we explained in an earlier post, the only way a team … Continue reading

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How NFL 2010 postseason overtime works and postseason OT history

The 2010 NFL playoffs will be played with the most drastic set of overtime changes since “Sudden Death” was instituted by the league in 1941 for divisional playoff games, 1946 for the NFL’s championship game and 1974 for regular season … Continue reading

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