New England Patriots

While the draft and free agency often headline the NFL offseason, rule changes also set the groundwork for the next season. One debate, in particular, remains the issue of whether or not both teams should get a possession in overtime.

Two proposals have been submitted to the NFL to move in that direction, with one from the Colts and Eagles as well as another from the Titans.

The first proposal from the Colts and Eagles offers the simplest amendment. This proposal argues for each team to possess the ball in overtime. The current rule states that if the team that gets the ball first goes down the field and scores a touchdown, the game is over.

The second rule proposal from the Titans builds upon the current precedent while making it harder for the team that gets the ball first to end the game on the first possession. The proposal asserts that the game can only end if that team scores a touchdown and converts a two-point conversion.

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