Last night’s thrilling game between the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs ended in a walk-off overtime touchdown from Patrick Mahomes to Travis Kelce.
This game has risen the question of does the NFL needs to look into changing how overtime is done in the future.
Critics of the overtime rules were quick to point out how the Buffalo Bills and star quarterback Josh Allen did not get a chance to answer back, and how much more entertaining it would be to see both teams with a chance to go back and forth in overtime.
Here are some reactions around the NFL world on the action-packed overtime game last night.
Just think: If the NFL didn’t have dumb overtime rules, we could still be watching Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen trading touchdown drives right now
— David Gardner (@byDavidGardner) January 24, 2022
As much as I love the NFL I hate the overtime rules. Feels so unfair Buffalo doesn’t get a chance to answer that.
— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) January 24, 2022
Time we re-examine the @NFL overtime rules. Josh Allen threw for 329 yards and 4 touchdowns, he scored on 3 of his final 4 possessions and never touched the ball in overtime. #Bills
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) January 24, 2022
Just for the record:
I hate the overtime rules.
Both teams should have a chance to possess the ball in overtime.
— Peter King (@peter_king) January 24, 2022
The NFL will reach final form when they change their overtime rules.
— Dave (@runbackdave) January 24, 2022
To the credit of the critics of the current overtime rules, how exciting would it be to watch Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen battle it out until one defense finally came up with a stop?
Ian Rapoport said this morning that it will certainly be a topic that comes under discussion by the Competition Committee this offseason, and it will be interesting to see if this game has played any factor in changing the current rules.
From @GMFB: This type of situation almost always leads to discussion. So yes, expect the overtime rules to come up for the Competition Committee again this offseason. But it's not a slam dunk and there are arguments on both sides. pic.twitter.com/EypK2mo6bJ
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 24, 2022
This ending should not take away from the great performance that we saw from both Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes, but you can argue that it left fans thinking what if the Buffalo Bills had a chance to answer back from the Chiefs touchdown in overtime.