Okay, let’s resolve the debate once and for all:
What is the fairest / best way to structure an NFL overtime?
I say it is the current sudden death format. The statistics back me up, with the winner of the coin toss winning 53% of the time. The slight advantage is almost certainly from offense-only teams (like this year’s Broncos) occasionally going to overtime and losing the coin toss.
Defense-only teams like the 2000 Ravens wouldn’t care about a coin toss. Balanced teams like last year’s Giants wouldn’t care either. (Losing the OT coin toss to the Packers didn’t hurt.)
Offense-only teams can’t even be assured a shot at the ball in overtime. And this is as it should be. Why anyone would want to help offense-only teams is a complete mystery to me. Send that shit over to the Arena League.
Anyway, offer your solution and explain why it’s better than the NFL’s.