The Buffalo Bills were on the losing end of their AFC divisional-round matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Kansas City needed overtime but eventually pulled out an improbable 42-36 win against Buffalo.
Helping the Chiefs do it was some incredible play and coin flip as rules currently stand.
And now for the irony.
There was an item one team in particular put on the agenda at the NFL owners meeting in the spring of 2019.. The specific discussion was one that would change the league’s OT rules to allow both teams to get a possession of the ball in the extra period.
The team proposing this idea which eventually was not passed or even voted on?
Meanwhile, Kansas City’s proposal on overtime that would force both teams to have a possession was not voted on and does not have the support to go forward.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 22, 2019
There is still a chance going forward that the NFL could end up changing their overtime rules. When that day comes we don’t know and it won’t help the Bills now.
As the story went in Buffalo’s trip to Kansas City, they never saw the ball in overtime as KC went down the field and scored a touchdown to end the contest.
Those are the rules that current stand and it ended up being a cruel result for the Bills.
We’ll wait and see if the NFL allows any rule changes to overtime this upcoming offseason.