Lions vote ‘yes’ on OT change

Story originated on  MLive, Tom Kowalski

The Detroit Lions were among 28 teams to vote ‘yes’ on the proposed change to NFL playoff overtime.  Voting ‘no’ on the proposal were the Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, and Baltimore Ravens.

The vote officially changes current playoff overtime from sudden death to a system that will give each team a chance of getting an offensive possession. 

After the coin flip, if the team that gets the ball first scores a touchdown, the game is over.  If they kick a field goal or don’t score, the opposing team will get the ball.  If they proceed to score a touchdown, the game is over.  If the game is still tied, a sudden death format then takes over.  

In the regular season, the current sudden death format will remain.

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