The New Orleans Saints marched down the field in overtime of the NFC Championship game and scored the game winning field goal, while Brett Favre and the Vikings offense never left the bench. It would seem that may have been the final straw for some, as the league has announced they will vote on a new Sudden Death Overtime system at the owners meetings where a 2/3 vote is required for new rule changes.
NFL League spokesman Greg Aiello said the Competition Committee will discuss the new concept with teams and players at league meetings March 21-24 in Orlando, FL, when it could come to a vote.
A college type system where each team is given a shot in enemy territory is not being considered, rather a modified version of the current OT system of Sudden Death.
- It would still be sudden death if the first team goes down and scores a Touchdown
- If the first score is just a field goal, the other team is given a chance with one drive to match that or beat it.