There is a new twist to overtime in the NFL playoffs. It’s no longer first score that wins UNLESS it’s a touchdown.
If the team with first possession in OT settles for a FG than the other team gets a chance to answer.
The second team can win with a touchdown. But here's where coaches could have tough decisions to make.
Let's say a team is inside the 10 with a fourth down. It’s either fourth and 1 or fourth and 2 what do you do?
The head coach could go for it and then likely score a touchdown in the series. Or they could kick a FG for a tie and give the ball back to your opponent.
Wow what a decision either way.
I love the new rule, which is only in playoff overtime.