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One Of The Most Controversial Rules In CFB Is Officially Coming To The NFL

Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner, talking at a podium at the Super Bowl.

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 01: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks with the media during a press conference for Super Bowl 51 at the George R. Brown Convention Center on February 1, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

The National Football League has adopted a controversial rule used in collegiate football. Since it was introduced into college football in 2013, the rule has become one of the most-controversial penalties in all of sports.

We'll give you one guess as to the rule we're talking about.

Yep, it's the targeting rule.

And now it's officially headed to the NFL, but under a different name.

The new rule stipulates "lowering the head to initiate contact" is now a foul. The rule carries a 15-yard penalty and the potential for a disqualification, which will be looked at by video review.

What's interesting here is that linemen on both sides of the ball will be subject to the rule as well. Linemen will no longer be allowed to drive-block with their head down.

Playing defense is becoming more difficult every year. This likely won't calm the nerves of any defensive players entering the 2018 season.