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Fact or Fiction: What rule changes should be adopted?


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The NFL should change overtime rules to each team having one possession. **


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DAN SALOMONE: Fact -I've always thought they should combine the college and professional football overtime rules.

In college, I like that each team gets a possession, but starting in field-goal range never really made sense. They should either start at their own 20-yard line or do a normal kickoff. And then you keep going back and forth until someone makes a stop and scores.

LANCE MEDOW: Fact -There are multiple facets to an NFL team and with them being showcased for four quarters, both the offense and defense should have at least one opportunity in overtime.

If you look at the other major professional sports, especially baseball, there's both a top and bottom of the 10th inning so that each team has a chance to either take the lead or respond. There's no reason why football can't follow that model.

The proposed rule of a possible nine-point touchdown should be adopted by the league.


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DAN SALOMONE: Fiction - **This one is kind of wacky, but I'm sure that's what people thought when they instituted the three-point line in basketball. But the proposed rule, which will be discussed at the NFL Annual Meeting beginning this Sunday in Phoenix, says that if a team elects to go for two and the try is successful, the team will also be given an opportunity for one more bonus point with a kick from midfield.

That would turn two-possession games into one and drastically change how teams play down the stretch. It's a fun thought, but the NFL isn't lacking late-game drama, so why change anything now?

LANCE MEDOW: Fiction -A two-point conversion by definition is meant to be just two points. There's no need to add any bells and whistles to the current point structure.

The NFC East will be stronger than it was in 2014.


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DAN SALOMONE: Fact - **It's going to be different, that's for sure. But I think it's also on an upswing. Last season was the first time since 2010 that the division produced multiple 10-game winners.

The Cowboys were tied for most wins in the NFL with 12, while the Eagles went 10-6. Meanwhile, the Giants came on strong and won three of their last four games. The Redskins proved they could beat the top teams in the division, knocking off Dallas on the road and then Philadelphia in Week 16. So top to bottom, I think the four teams are only improving.

LANCE MEDOW: Fact -Three of the last four years (2011, 2012, 2013), the NFC East title has been determined in Week 17 in a win-or-go-home situation. Last season was the exception to what's been a very competitive division year in and year out.

There's been plenty of player movement in the NFC East so far this offseason, and I expect that activity to be reflected in the standings.

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