Here’s something that will shock you: Some NFL players still don’t know the overtime rules.
The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings game ended in a 26-26 tie on Sunday at Lambeau Field. According to Sports Illustrated NFL writer Robert Klemko, some Packers players admitted they thought there would be a second overtime:
This is nothing new but still hard to believe: I heard multiple Packers admit they expected a second overtime, didn't know they could tie.
— Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko) November 24, 2013
“I thought we was gonna go to another overtime. I never knew,” he said, per Klemko.
Quarless now joins the infamous list of NFL players who don’t know the overtime rules, which is headed by Donovan McNabb, who infamously said after his Eagles played the Raiders to a tie in 2008 that he didn’t realize that was possible.
The NFL changed the overtime rules for the playoffs in 2010. The rule change was that playoff games could not if the team that receives the ball kicks a field goal. That rule was adopted for the regular season last year. Though playoff games do not end in ties, as we have seen, regular-season games can.
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