Originally Posted by Dutchrudder
I don't like the new OT rules anymore than the previous sudden death mode. I just wish they would change it to "First touchdown to score wins." That's it, simple, and it focuses on the most interesting part of the game. At the end of each Sunday, NFL Redzone does a montage showing every touchdown from that day, they don't show field goals, cause nobody cares about them. Touchdowns are exciting, field goals are meh.
i'm also at odds with this suggestion because many or most games that go into overtime seem to be low scoring games. had we needed extra time against the bears for instance, it would've been a tie. even with sunday's game, had jacksonville punted to preserve a touchdown based overtime we could've seen a tie. a touchdown still declares the winner now, but the current setting allows for a defensive battle to continue with more chance of a big play deciding the outcome.