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Packers linebacker Clay Matthews wants the NFL to have College overtime rules; DO YOU?

Packers linebacker Clay Matthews wants the NFL to revise their overtime rules, do you agree?
Packers linebacker Clay Matthews wants the NFL to revise their overtime rules, do you agree?

Last night when watching the Green Bay Packers and the Arizona Cardinals, I am not going to lie, I really wanted the game to continue. Both teams were playing well and I would have loved to see the Packers get a chance to score in overtime like in college.

After the game, Clay Matthews the former USC standout, wanted the same thing.  Matthews wanted to see Rodgers get a shot to match Carson Palmer and the Cardinals in overtime.

“Let’s go college rules. Just put us on the 25 or whatever it is and let us go at it,” the linebacker said when asked if the rule should be reexamined, via USA Today’s Tom Pelissero. “But I don’t know. I’m sure it’ll be talked about. It sucks that we don’t have an opportunity. But those are the rules right now. We’ve got to play by them. We had an opportunity to stop them on their side of the field and force a punt and kick a field goal to win, and we didn’t do that.”

The current overtime format was permanently modified in 2012 to allow both teams to receive the football in overtime, unless the team that receives the football first scores a touchdown. The modified rule has made some coaches consider kicking off to start overtime, much like Patriots coach Bill Belichick opted to do in a Week 16 overtime loss to the New York Jets. What would you like to see?

I think the game would be more interesting if the teams had an opportunity to go back and forth. It definitely would make fantasy football interesting.  What do you think readers?  Comment below and let us know what you think?

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