New NFL Rules for Overtime in the Super Bowl: How Does It Work?

Kansas City Chiefs Win Super Bowl LVIII in Overtime: A New Era for NFL Postseason OT

The Super Bowl made history on Sunday by going to overtime for just the second time ever. The Kansas City Chiefs emerged victorious over the San Francisco 49ers with a score of 25-22 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas to claim Super Bowl LVIII. This game was not just notable for going into overtime, but it was also the first Super Bowl to occur under the new postseason overtime rules implemented by the NFL.

The new rules dictate that both teams are guaranteed at least one possession in overtime, regardless of whether the initial team that gets the ball scores. If both teams score during their possessions and the score remains tied, the next score will determine the winner. In the event that the team kicking off forces a safety on the initial possession, the game would conclude after just one possession.

The game began with Kansas City winning

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