NFL Changes Rules with Focus on Players’ Safety

Posted: 25th March 2010 by Michael Coomer in NFL
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NFL players should be safer during games thanks to several rule changes passed at the league meetings. They also might be playing longer in regular-season overtimes. The NFL passed rules Wednesday to further protect defenseless players, including ball carriers who lose their helmet during a play. Seven of eight overall rules proposals were adopted, then several owners said they also expect the modified overtime for the playoffs that passed the previous day to be revisited in May to include the regular season.

"It's a better system, so why not have a better system every game?" Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said of expanding the new OT rule that allows a team losing the coin toss and allowing a field goal on the first series to then get a possession.

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