Found March 28, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) -- NFL owners passed the playoff overtime rule for the regular season Wednesday. All games that go to overtime now can't end on a field goal on the first possession. The opposing team must get one series, and if it also kicks a field goal, the extra period continues. Of course, if it fails to score it loses and if it gets a touchdown, it wins. The rule has not come into play since it was instituted in 2010, with only two playoff games going to OT. One ended on the first play, Tim Tebow's 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas for Denver over Pittsburgh. The other had several possessions for each team before the Giants beat the 49ers in the NFC title game. The vote on adopting the overtime was 30-2. Owners also have given the replay official permission to review turnovers just as he reviews all scoring plays. Other rules changes: a team will lose a down for illegally kicking a loose ball; too many men on the field becomes a dead ball foul; an...

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