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Rules proposal passes on 28-4 vote

Updated: March 24, 2010, 3:26 PM ET
By John Clayton and Chris Mortensen | ESPN.com

The NFL owners voted to change an element in the overtime rule, giving a possession to the team that loses the coin toss at the start of OT if the team that wins the coin toss scores a field goal with its first possession.

The proposal passed 28-4. As it is written, the rules change applies just for the postseason, but the owners also decided to discuss adopting the changes for the regular season at their next meeting, in May in Dallas.

The Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings, ...

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