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1. The sudden death system of determining the winner
shall prevail when score is tied at the end of the
regulation playing time of all NFL games. The team
scoring first during overtime play shall be the
winner and the game automatically ends upon any
score (by safety, field goal, or touchdown) or when
a score is awarded by Referee for a palpably unfair
2. At the end of regulation time the Referee will
immediately toss coin at center of field in accordance
with rules pertaining to the usual pregame toss.
The captain of the visiting team will call the toss
prior to the coin being flipped.
3. Following a three-minute intermission after
the end of the regulation game, play will be continued
in 15-minute periods or until there is a score*.
There is a two-minute intermission between subsequent
periods. The teams change goals at the start of
each period. Each team has three time outs per half
and all general timing provisions apply as during
a regular game. Disqualified players are not allowed
*Exception: In preseason and regular season games
there shall be a maximum of 15 minutes of sudden
death with two time outs instead of three. General
provisions that apply for the fourth quarter will
prevail. Try not attempted if touchdown scored.
If there is no score in the 15 minutes, the game
shall end in a tie.