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There's A New Playoff Overtime Rule: NFL World Reacts

Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots v Atlanta Falcons

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons awaits the overtime coin toss with Dont'a Hightower #54, Devin McCourty #32 and Matthew Slater #18 of the New England Patriots during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The NFL is making a major change to its overtime rules for the playoffs, according to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated. 

Earlier this year, the Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles both proposed that NFL overtime rules should allow both teams an opportunity to possess the ball at least once. Well, that rule will be put into effect for next year's playoffs.

There are plenty of fans who appear to be on board with this rule change.

"This is HUGE for the league - I kind of like that it's only for the playoffs which is when it matters the most" one fan said. "Not that I like having old rules in the regular season but I'm not sure that it's necessary to have them out there for 5 full quarters

"I’m glad they went the simplistic route, there was no reason to overcomplicate it," another fan wrote.

Of course, there are fans who preferred the original format.

"Smh, the original playoffs format was fine," an NFL fan tweeted. "People always complaining about something."

"Why are we giving teams another quarter to figure out something they couldn’t figured out in four quarters," a second fan tweeted. "ONE TEAM STILL HAS TO MAKE A STOP TO WIN THE GAME."

There has been a lot of chatter about the NFL’s overtime rules over the past few months due to the ending of the Bills-Chiefs game from the AFC Divisional Round.

Time will tell if the NFL made the right call by changing the rules.