Chiefs officially propose amends to NFL overtime rules

Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones (95) pressures New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) during the first half of the AFC Championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) -- After losing the AFC Championship game in 2019 to a New England Patriots overtime touchdown, the Kansas City Chiefs are proposing a rule change that would grant both teams an overtime possession.

According to the Club Playing Rules Proposal, the Chiefs seek an amend to Rule 16 to (1) allow both teams the opportunity to possess the ball at least one time in overtime, even if the first team to possess the ball in overtime scores a touchdown; (2) eliminate overtime for preseason; and (3) eliminate overtime coin toss so that winner of initial coin toss to begin game may choose whether to kick or receive, or which goal to defend.

Kansas City is among eight teams to submit club proposals to the National Football League Friday.

The Chiefs, along with the Washington Redskins, also submitted a request to amend Rule 15 Section 2 to add review of personal fouls in the instant replay system.