Historic Super Bowl overtime leaves many questioning NFL OT rules

Sunday's Super Bowl delivered plenty of drama, upsets, and a historic first – overtime.

Now that fans have seen the rules for extended play in action, many have decided they don't particularly care for them.

That especially applies to the 'sudden death' clause, notes the Washington Post.

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The overtime rule states, "Each team must possess or have the opportunity to possess the ball unless the team that has the ball first scores a touchdown on its initial possession. Play continues in sudden death until a winner is determined, and the game automatically ends upon any score (by safety, field goal, or touchdown) or when a score is awarded by the Referee for a palpably unfair act."

In Sunday's case, the game ended with only one team, the New England Patriots, having a chance to run the ball into the end zone.

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For many, a conclusion that offered no opportunity for the Atlanta Falcons to respond, seemed more than a bit unfulfilling.

A number of them expressed their disappointment on Twitter.

One displeased watcher wrote, "Now is a good time [to] remind you how dumb the NFL overtime rule is," while another commented, "Can this be the game that changes the NFL overtime rule? The game should not be decided on a coin toss. Each team should have 1 possession."