NFL owners approve of major OT rule change for playoffs

NFL owners on Tuesday approved a significant change to the league’s overtime format for the postseason.

The Indianapolis Colts and Philadelphia Eagles recently submitted a joint proposal to the NFL that called for each team to be guaranteed a possession in overtime. A defensive touchdown would still end the game. Under the previous format, the first team to possess the ball could end the game with a touchdown. The new rule will be implemented for the playoffs only, according to multiple reports.