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Football Analysts, Players Calling For New Overtime Format After Pats vs. Chiefs Game

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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 20: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime during the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 20, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Patriots defeated the Chiefs 37-31. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

A few years back, the NFL decided to change its overtime rules, allowing the team that does not receive the ball first in the extra session to have a possession - so long as they don't give up a touchdown. After the way that the AFC title game ended on Sunday night, fans are hoping the league goes even further - they want the touchdown rule removed.

As we all know, the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs went to overtime, where Tom Brady & Co. got the ball first via the coin toss, drove down the field immediately and scored the game-winning touchdown. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes never got to touch the ball in the extra session.

In an era of high-flying offenses, it's starting to make sense for the league to adopt some kind of model that mimics what college football has had for years.

Tons of players and analysts are calling for the league to adopt college overtime rules. If you're unaware, teams are given equal opportunity in college regarding possession.

Even Nick Lachey got in on the action:

It certainly would make overtime more exciting.

While both games were fantastic on Sunday, the league has a lot to deal with in the aftermath. This - plus the missed pass interference call in the Saints vs. Rams game will have the league trying to figure out what rules need to be changed heading into 2019.