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College Football Fans Are All Saying The Same Thing About NFL Overtime

a wide shot of this afternoon's saints-rams game on fox

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 20: Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams throws a pass against the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter in the NFC Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 20, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The NFC Championship Game between the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams have gone to overtime.

The Saints and the Rams are tied, 23-23, as we head into the overtime period. Both Los Angeles and New Orleans made field goals in the final minutes to send the game into the extra period.

The NFL's overtime rules are as follows:

  • 15 minute quarters until the game is over
  • Both teams will get a chance to possess the ball unless a touchdown is scored on the first possession

Of course, college football fans are all saying the same thing about the NFL's overtime rules:

"College football overtime is better."

It's hard to argue with that standpoint, too. If the Saints score a touchdown on this opening possession, the overtime will be over before the Rams' offense gets a chance to possess it. Letting something so important come down to a coin toss feels wrong.

No overtime rules are perfect, but you would think the NFL could improve on its OT rules, especially when college football has a better system.

Alas, the Rams and the Saints are playing on FOX.

The AFC Championship Game will follow on CBS at 6:40 p.m. E.T. Stay tuned.