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New NFL Rules for Overtime in the Super Bowl: How Does It Work?

The Super Bowl made history on Sunday by going to overtime for the second time in its 58-year history. The Kansas City Chiefs emerged victorious over the San Francisco 49ers with a score of 25-22 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas to claim Super Bowl LVIII. The game ended regulation in a 19-19 tie, following a late field goal from Harrison Butker that sent the game into overtime.

What made this game truly unique, however, was the implementation of new postseason overtime rules by the NFL. These rules guaranteed both teams at least one possession in overtime, regardless of whether the initial team that gets the ball scores. If both teams score during their possessions and the score remains tied, the next score will determine the winner. In the event that the team kicking off forces a safety on the initial possession, the game would conclude after just one possession.

The Chiefs’ victory was not an easy one, though. After winning the coin toss and choosing to receive

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