Bills fans, Twitter want NFL overtime rules changed immediately

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) /

Fans of the Buffalo Bills and football in general want NFL overtime rules to change after Josh Allen was denied the chance to answer the Chiefs touchdown.

Here’s the thing about NFL overtime rules: They are bad.

The team that wins the toss can score a walk-off touchdown without the opposing offense getting the chance to answer.

It’s a bad system to resolve games that are supposed to be won on offense and defense, not just for one side of one team.

The worst example of what can happen thanks to the NFL’s current rules emerged when the Chiefs scored a touchdown to beat the Bills in overtime and Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen never got to touch the ball.

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Bills fans were understandably fuming over the circumstances but NFL fans at large had plenty to say about the very flawed system.

The most frustrating part is that this is 2022. The NFL shouldn’t have wasted time tweaking overtime rules over the years when they could have made a simple change to fix the problem everyone hates.

Just guarantee both teams a possession.

They’ve already instituted that rule with field goals. It would be easy to extend the possession concept to touchdowns as well.

Then the league could enjoy the spotlight as both Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen got to show what they were made of in overtime.

Maybe this will be the scenario that convinces the NFL to change the rules. Who knows.

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