There is a lot being made of the NFL's overtime rule these days, especially this past week, with a couple games going into overtime.
Many people would like to see the overtime rule changed from the traditional sudden-death setting the league has now to a more collegiate style where both teams get the ball at least once. However, changing the overtime real would only be treating a symptom and not the disease.
The biggest problem with the sudden-death setting is that about 65 percent of the time the team that wins the coin toss also wins the game. They're able to march down the field, get into field goal range, and easily win the game.
With the way kickers are these days, it's not out of the question for a 50-yard field goal to routinely end the game.
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Article written by Bob Cunningham