Sean McDermott Reacts to New Overtime Rule Change

Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott reacts to the new NFL overtime rule change.
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott reacts to the new NFL overtime rule change. / Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

It took the Buffalo Bills suffering a seemingly unfair and gut-punch loss in the AFC Divisional Round, but the NFL has finally changed the overtime rules. At least for the playoffs.

The new OT rules, voted on during the annual owner's meeting, stipulates that both teams will be allowed at least one possession during the extra period in playoff games.

Naturally, Bills fans are eager to hear head coach Sean McDermott's reaction to the new rule change.

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McDermott offered a measured response in his reaction. To sum it up simply, he's just as happy as the rest of Bills Mafia and called this "the right thing for the game.”

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“You never want it to be a knee-jerk reaction. I don’t believe in that, and I don’t think this was. There’s always got to be one last example, I guess, of why it needs to change, and unfortunately it happened to us. But there were some things we could have done better too - got to play better defense - but I think it’s good for the game at the end of the day.”

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It still stings thinking about Josh Allen and company acting as "the last example" that provided enough motivation to make this change.

All in all, this new rule adds a level of fair competition to playoff games. It'll be interesting to see how the new rule plays out next January and if it eventually makes its way into the regular season.

Bills Mafia can celebrate this win and look forward to another deep playoff run. Currently, the Bills hold leading +650 odds to win Super Bowl 57 on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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