New NFL Rules for Overtime in the Super Bowl: How Does It Work?

A Thrilling Overtime Showdown: Super Bowl LVIII Goes Down in History with New Postseason Rules

The Super Bowl LVIII ended in a thrilling overtime game on Sunday, making history for the second time in its 58-year history. The Kansas City Chiefs emerged victorious with a score of 25-22 over the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. This marked the first Super Bowl to occur under new postseason overtime rules implemented by the NFL.

Under the new rules, 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 the event that the team kicking off forces a safety on the initial possession, the game would conclude after just one possession.

The game began with San Francisco winning the coin toss and choosing to receive

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