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Both teams will now get at least one possession during postseason overtimes, ending a 12-year-old NFL rule that many said largely left the results of pivotal games up to a coin toss.

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Previously, the team that won the overtime coin toss could win the game by scoring a touchdown on their first possession, a scenario that famously happened during the Kansas City Chiefs’ win over the Buffalo Bills during the AFC divisional round in January.

If one team has more points after both have had a possession, it will be the winner, but if the teams are tied, the game will continue until the next score.

The NFL’s regular season overtime format will not change.

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