Remember a few years ago when the SAINTS won the toss and the RAMS went to the Super Bowl after perhaps the worst call in NFL history?I hate the NFL OT rules. Last night, the two offenses were unstoppable by the end of the game. You had to know that as soon KC won the coin toss that they were going to win. Buffalo never had a chance as soon as OT began. KC essentially won because they won a coin toss. That's just lame.
One thing I'd like to change is this: why MUST we start over with a coin toss in overtime? We ASSUME that but why?We can start with the NCAA OT rules and make changes and wind up with something much better than the NFL OT. Perhaps take away field goals and extra points, maybe even push the starting point back from the 25 yard line. But definitely make sure that both teams get a shot at the ball in OT. Watching the Bills lose that game in OT without their offense ever touching the field was a terrible way to end that game.
Why not simply play the overtime as sudden death?
Granted, it wouldn't have made a difference last night but think about it. Buffalo might have incentive to stop the clock with, say, six seconds left and force KC to first try the FG and then kick off prior to the clock running out. Buffalo then gets the ball and we play on.
This would also add some strategy in the waning minutes of a game regarding timeouts and would force the Chiefs (last night, other teams at other times) to decide whether they were going for the TD or the FG tie and kick the ball back to Buffalo.
The college football overtime is a monumental disaster at every level. It has ONE good aspect to it - it's better than a tie.