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Super Bowl LVIII Goes to Overtime for the Second Time in History

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Feb 12, 2024
New NFL Rules for Overtime in the Super Bowl: How Does It Work?

In a historic moment, the Super Bowl went to overtime for the second time in its history on Sunday. The Kansas City Chiefs emerged victorious over the San Francisco 49ers with a score of 25-22 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas to claim Super Bowl LVIII. The game ended regulation in a 19-19 tie, following a late field goal from Harrison Butker that sent the game into overtime.

What made this game truly special was not just the overtime but also the fact that it was the first Super Bowl to occur under new postseason overtime rules implemented by the NFL. The new rules dictate that both teams are guaranteed at least one possession in overtime, regardless of whether the initial team that gets the ball scores. If both teams score during their possessions and the score remains tied, the next score will determine the winner. In case of a safety, after one possession,

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