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Ties and the New Overtime: A Discussion Thread




Ties have been incredibly rare in the NFL during the Superbowl era. The last one before last season was in 2008 (the famous Clueless McNabb game). Now we've had two ties in two seasons, and nearly had two in one day. It seems as though getting rid of the "golden goal" aspect of overtime indeed has prolonged it to the point where ties become more likely. But this is something that will take time to really prove. In the meantime, we can discuss it.

I realize this is kind of a short fanpost, but my goal is to foster discussion, rather than make a point. So, what do you think? Have the new, more collegiate OT rules pushed us towards an outcome more predisposed to tying, or are we simply seeing an anomaly in the last couple of years, and things will even themselves out over the course of the next few seasons?

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