After the epic between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills in the 2022 AFC Divisional Round, much conversation was based on the additional time rules and how the Bills offense never got an opportunity to match Kansas City’s score. Well beginning this season, the two offenses are currently ensured the ball (except if there’s a cautious score, clearly).
Since the past rule change in 2010 which killed the customary abrupt demise rules, groups that won the coin throw were a staggering 10-2 in postseason extra time games. The 2011 Denver Broncos, 2014 Seattle Seahawks, and 2016 New England Patriots are among those that won on their first belonging.
The Chiefs were on one or the other side of the “only one offense got to touch the ball” circumstance, having importantly lost to the New England Patriots in the 2019 AFC Championship Game. Obviously, this previous season they played extra time against the Cincinnati Bengals, won the coin throw, Patrick Mahomes tossed a capture and they in the long run lost.
As currently referenced, the normal season OT rules of 10 minutes and first belonging TD consequently wins stays set up.
One thing the new extra time rules do in principle is never again make it an easy decision to get the ball first for the group that wins the coin throw. The subsequent group currently realizes that they don’t naturally lose assuming they surrender a TD on their first belonging. Assuming that Team A scores a score and decides to kick the additional point, unquestionably there is each justification behind Team B to go for two and the success assuming they get a score rather than expanding the game. All entrancing procedures to ponder.
At last under 10% of all NFL season finisher games since the consolidation have gone to additional time, and not every one of them so this won’t be a change we will see on a regular premise, however when it works out… the discussions about additional time reasonableness won’t ever stop.