The Kansas City Chiefs epic victory over the Denver Broncos last year wouldn’t have unfolded the way it did in overtime with the new rules the NFL owners are expected to pass. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports at the owners spring meetings they are expected to vote on shortening overtime from 15 to 10 minutes.
NFL overtime expected to be reduced today to 10 minutes from 15 minutes. "It's happening," said one league official.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 23, 2017
I don’t have any strong feelings on this because it affects so few games but I do have to mention that overtime win last for the Chiefs, which was one of the best games in all of the NFL last year. Who knows how the dynamics would have changed if it was 10 minutes instead of 15 but it probably wouldn’t have been as exciting.
2016 NFL overtime games won in final five minutes of OT: Steelers over Browns, Raiders over Bucs, Dolphins over Bills, Chiefs over Broncos.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) May 23, 2017
The Chiefs had two overtime games last year and plenty of close ones. This rule will probably affect them some point soon. If they win, this will be a great rule. If they lose, it will be a bad rule.