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Breaking: NFL Owners Have Agreed On New Overtime Rule

Josh Allen in the Divisional Round on Sunday

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 23: Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) takes the snap during the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs on January 23rd, 2022 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

There's going to be a new overtime rule in the NFL playoffs starting in 2022.

Per Albert Breer, the NFL owners have agreed to adopt the Indianapolis/Philadelphia proposal, which allows each team to possess the ball.

That means the game won't be decided if the first team that gets the ball scores a touchdown.

The old rule reared its ugly head again in last season's playoffs when the Kansas City Chiefs took down the Buffalo Bills.

The Chiefs won the coin toss and obviously took the ball since Patrick Mahomes was on their side. He didn't give the Bills a chance to possess the ball as he drove down the field and won the game.

This also happened when the Patriots won the Super Bowl over the Falcons in February of 2017. Tom Brady got the ball and never gave it back as he led the offense down the field for the game-winning score.

As for the regular season, the rules will remain the same. There will only be one 10-minute OT period and if it's still tied at the end, the game will end in a tie.

The team that also scores a touchdown first in the regular-season overtime format will automatically win.