Munich/Kansas City – It was one of the most spectacular games of the recent past: In a genuine crime thriller, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bills in a wild exchange of blows in the end 42:36 after overtime (HERE you can see the spectacle in full length).
The victory was made possible by the NFL’s overtime rules. The team that scores a touchdown first wins the game. The team that wins the coin toss and starts offensive has the advantage of being able to finish the game without the opponent being able to reply.
Andy Reid wants to have the rule changed despite the win
Even though the Chiefs had the overtime advantage, Andy Reid wished the Buffalo Bills could have answered, “To be fair, both offense and defense should play once,” said the Chiefs’ longtime head coach at “NBC”.
“It was great for us, but is it great for our game?” he asked. “I’m very sure that it will be looked at in the offseason.” Each offseason, teams may propose rule changes that require the approval of the team’s owners.
As early as 2019, the Chiefs themselves made an official request to change the overtime rule. The reason for this was the loss to the New England Patriots in the 2018 AFC Championship Game.
However, it is highly unlikely that a new request to change the rule will be successful. In 2019, the two-time Super Bowl champion’s proposal met with little approval.
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