The NFL has passed two new rules that will be enforced this upcoming season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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For the first time, last season the NFL enforced new overtime postseason rule that modified the sudden-death dynamic which gave the other team a chance to score if a field goal was scored on the first possession of overtime. Those same rules will now be enforced for every regular season game that ends in a tie. Last season, the Denver Broncos and the Pittsburgh Steelers were the first teams in the playoffs to play under the new postseason overtime rules. On the first play of overtime, Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas that instantly sent the Broncos to the next round of the playoffs against the New England Patriots.