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 act.
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 to return.
*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.