Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said the NFL's overtime rules "put a premium on the coin toss." Denver lost to the Seahawks in overtime on Sunday.

By SI Wire
September 22, 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. 

[CollegeFootballTalk]

 
- Molly Geary

 

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