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Chiefs propose overtime changes after AFC Championship loss

Chiefs lose in overtime to Patriots
Posted at 8:05 PM, Mar 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-09 03:17:52-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs proposed two NFL rule changes, the league announced on Friday.

One proposed change involves the league's overtime rules. The Chiefs want both teams to have the chance to possess the ball in the extra period. Currently, if the first team to possess the ball scores a touchdown, the game ends.

The Chiefs lost the AFC Championship game in overtime in January. The New England Patriots won the coin toss, chose to receive the ball and then scored a touchdown to win the game.

The Chiefs also want the league to eliminate overtime in preseason games and get rid of the overtime coin toss. The team wants the winner of the coin toss to begin the game to choose "whether to kick or receive the ball, or which goal to defend."

The second rule the Chiefs would like the NFL to change involves personal fouls. The team wants coaches to be able to challenge personal foul calls.

Several other teams proposed rule changes. Read them here.