NFL Owners Meetings are currently taking place in Boca Raton, Fla., and there are plenty of teams to sift through.
The owners unanimously approved the deal for the new Buffalo Bills stadium, which was reached Monday morning between the Bills, Erie County and New York State.
It will be an outdoor stadium in Orchard Park and the planned opening will be for the 2026 season.
While the Bills’ new stadium was a hot topic, so were potential rule changes; in particular, the overtime rule change.
This is all triggered by what happened to Josh Allen and the Bills in the AFC Divisional Round against the Kansas City Chiefs. Allen played as perfect a game as a quarterback could have (the whole postseason, really), but he lost the coin toss and didn’t get a chance to own the ball in overtime.
Current NFL overtime rules state that if the team with the ball scores a touchdown first, the game ends. It continues until the next score if that team clears or kicks a basket.
There’s more support than ever for the rule changing to allow both teams to gain possession on offense, and Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay is a supporter of the change.
McVay says Allen deserved a shot on the fly ball, which is music to Bills fans’ ears.
It’s archaic for a toss to decide a playoff game in the NFL. Yes, defense is part of your team, but in today’s NFL, advantages overwhelmingly favor offense. He protects quarterbacks like crazy. Wide receivers have free range to do whatever they want, and the NFL presides over being offense-focused.
Not only that, but in overtime the defenses are more fatigued and in the playoffs the offenses are all good and are there because of their success rate.
It’s time to end the current overtime format.
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