New NFL Rules for Overtime in the Super Bowl: How Does It Work?

The Super Bowl on Sunday made history by going to overtime for the second time ever. The Kansas City Chiefs emerged victorious over the San Francisco 49ers with a score of 25-22 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas to claim Super Bowl LVIII. The game ended regulation in a 19-19 tie, following a late field goal from Harrison Butker that sent the game into overtime.

This was not just any Super Bowl; it was also the first to occur under new postseason overtime rules implemented by the NFL. These new rules ensure that both teams get at least one possession in overtime, regardless of whether the initial team that gets the ball scores. If both teams score during their possessions and the score remains tied, the next score will determine the winner. In case the team kicking off forces a safety on the initial possession,

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