Last week featured a defensive showdown between the Cardinals and Seahawks in front of a national audience. The score was 3-0 going into the Fourth Quarter. The Seahawks managed to tie the Cardinals late in the game with a field goal by Steven Hauschka. Both teams exchanged field goals before the Cardinals got the ball back only needing a score to win. Carson Palmer led the Arizona offense down the field setting up a short field goal only for Chandler Catanzaro to miss a 24 yard chip shot. Now with the Seahawks getting the ball back, they too drove the ball down the field and with time winding down, Steven Hauschka pushed a 29 yard field goal off to the left, ending the game in a tie. Ties in the NFL need to go. It’s a lame rule and I have a suggestion for Roger Goodell regarding the Overtime. The current system is one 15 minute overtime period with a score resulting in the game concluding, unless it is a field goal on the opening drive. The NFL should follow college football’s system when it comes to overtime. Instead of starting at the 25 yard line, move ten yards back and go from there. The Overtime rule is the big thing to me that stands out as one of the more unexciting rules in the NFL. Bring some excitement into the Overtime period with the college football system, Roger Goodell.
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- October 18, 2013