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NFL's proposed change for overtime in playoffs

Here's how the NFL would modify its overtime procedures for the playoffs under a plan to be discussed among owners next week in Orlando.

After the coin toss, if the receiving team scores a touchdown on its first possession, the game is over. But if the receiving team kicks a field goal, the opposing team would get a possession.

If that team scored a field goal, the game then would proceed on a sudden-death basis. If that team did not score on its possession, the team that scored the field goal on the opening possession would win.

Regular-season overtime games would retain the traditional sudden-death format, with the first team to score the winner. A regular-season game still would end in a tie if neither team scored during the 15-minute overtime.

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