NFL owners voted in favor of an overtime rule change for the playoffs.
Sensing that a random coin flip was becoming too much of a factor in deciding games, the league's competition committee proposed giving the team that loses the flip a possession in OT if the team that wins the toss only kicks a field goal on its first drive. If the team that wins the toss scores a touchdown then the game is over.
According to the NY Post, the owners passed the new rule by a vote of 28-4, and it will be implemented in the 2010 playoffs. 24 votes were needed.
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