NFL rules changes

  • Updated: March 28, 2012 - 11:03 PM

NFL RULES CHANGES

• All games that go into overtime cannot end on a field goal on the first possession. The opposing team must get one series, and if it also kicks a field goal, the extra period continues. If the team with the first possession scores a touchdown, the game would end. This is already a playoff rule.

• Replay officials have permission to review turnovers just as they review all scoring plays.

• A team will lose a down for illegally kicking a loose ball.

• Too many men on the field becomes a dead ball foul.

• A player receiving a crackback block is now considered a defenseless player and the hit will result in a 15-yard penalty.

• Not passed were proposals to have the booth official handle video reviews rather than the referee, and outlawing the horse-collar tackle made on quarterbacks in the pocket.

• Several bylaw changes were tabled until the league meetings in May, including expanding preseason rosters to 90, designating one player suffering a major injury before Week 2 of the season as eligible to return from injured reserve, and moving the trading deadline back two weeks to after Week 8.

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Miami 1 Top 2nd Inning
Washington 1
NY Yankees 0 Bottom 2nd Inning
Toronto 0
Philadelphia 3 Bottom 1st Inning
Atlanta 0
Tampa Bay 2 Bottom 1st Inning
Boston 0
Los Angeles 1 Top 1st Inning
Milwaukee 0
Chicago Cubs - T. Wood 7:10 PM
St. Louis - C. Martinez
Oakland - J. Hahn 7:10 PM
Minnesota - P. Hughes
Texas - R. Detwiler 7:10 PM
Houston - D. Keuchel
Arizona - J. Collmenter 7:40 PM
Colorado - T. Matzek
Seattle - F. Hernandez 9:05 PM
LA Angels - M. Shoemaker
San Diego - T. Ross 9:15 PM
San Francisco - M. Bumgarner
Chicago 27 2nd Qtr
Cleveland 15
LA Clippers 8:30 PM
Houston
NY Rangers 6:30 PM
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