NFL playoff overtime scenarios

Originally Published: January 6, 2011
By David Fleming | Page 2

It took the NFL eight years to come up with its new OT rule.

And, by the looks of it, it might take the rest of us another eight years to fully figure out Rule 16, Section 1, Articles 3-4 (a) through (j).

Yes, the basic tenets are simple: A team cannot win in overtime on a first-possession field goal; now, the game is extended if that happens. If both teams kick field goals on their first possessions, the next team to score wins; if one team kicks a field ...

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