BIRDLAND — It will be interesting to see how the new modified sudden death rule plays out in the playoffs next season.
The strategy will be absolutely intriguing.
Under the rule, which was passed 28-4 on Tuesday at the NFL league meetings in Orlando, a team could win on the first possession of overtime by scoring a touchdown, but if the team scores a field goal, the opposing team would receive the ball with a chance to tie with a field goal or win with a touchdown.
If the second team ties with a field goal, the game would revert to the first-to-score sudden death rule.
If the score is tied after both teams have a possession, the team next scoring by any method shall be the winner.
Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis believes that coaches will gamble more on