Peyton Manning: Overtime rules 'put a premium on the coin toss'

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Peyton Manning: Overtime rules 'put a premium on the coin toss'
Monday September 22nd, 2014

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said the NFL's overtime rules "put a premium on the coin toss," according to the Seattle Times

The Broncos lost 26-20 in overtime to the Seahawks on Sunday. Seattle won the coin toss and proceeded to score a touchdown, ending the game before Denver got an offensive possession in overtime.

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“I called tails at the beginning of the game, and went with it again in overtime. It was heads, and it proved to be a significant call. But that’s the way it is. And you’d like to not leave it to that, leave it to get to that situation," said Manning.

Under NFL rules, a touchdown on the first possession in overtime ends the game. If the first team to have the ball kicks a field goal or fails to score, the other team gets a chance on offense. 

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Denver and Seattle both have a bye week this weekend. 


- Molly Geary


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