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The first NFL game to go into overtime was August 28, 1955 when the LA Rams beat the NY Giants 23-17. The first NFL Playoff game to go into over time was the 1958 NFL Championship game between the Baltimore Colts and the NY Giants. The Colts also beat the Giants 23-17

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Q: When was the first overtime game in the NFL?
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What was the first NFL championship game to go into overtime?

The Colts defeated the Giants in the NFL's first sudden-death overtime in an NFL Championship Game on December 28. Alan Ameche(FB) scored on a one-yard touchdown run after 8:15 of overtime. The televised game is generally looked upon as the one that brought the NFL to its first great national attention as we know it today.

Is NFL overtime sudden death?

yes it is the first team to score wins the game

How does NFL football end in a tie?

If a regular season NFL game ends in a tie after four quarters, a maximum of one overtime period will be played. The first team that scores in the overtime period is declared the winner. If neither team scores in the overtime period, the game is declared a tie.

What 2 teams played in the first playoff overtime game in NFL History?

Baltimore Colts and New York Giants in the 1958 NFL Championship Game.

What happens after the first OT and no one scores?

In college football, the teams play a second overtime. If the game is tied after that, they play a third overtime. And on and on until one team is leading after an overtime. In the NFL, if no team scores in overtime the game is over and declared a tie.

Were there any double overtime NFL games in the regular season?

No. The NFL only allows one overtime period during the regular season - or whomever scores first. Whichever comes first ends the game. If no one has scored at the end of the first overtime period, it is recorded as a tie and the game is over. This is not true during the playoffs, however. During the playoffs the game continues until someone scores.

Can a regular season NFL game tie?

Yes. If neither team is able to score after the first overtime period then the game ends in a tie

Can you tie a game in the NFL?

Yes. But only in regular season games. A tie happens after the first overtime has no winner.

How many NFL playoff games go to Overtime?

Usually only one or two game go into overtime during the whole NFL playoffs.

How many NFL games went to Overtime 0-0?

one 1 game in the NFL did

Did the NFL ever have 2 overtime periods?

yes, more than 1 game has had 2 overtime periods

What year did overtime begin in NFL games?

The year was 1974. The first regular season OT game was September 22, 1974 between Pittsburgh and Denver. Ironically, the game ended in a 35-35 tie. That's correct. However, the first overtime game in the NFL occurred during the 1958 NFL Championship Game between the Colts and Giants. The teams were tied at the end of regulation, and since a winner had to be declared, a sudden-death period was added. The Colts won, 23-17, on a 1-yard touchdown run by Alan Ameche. But as the first answer correctly states, overtime didn't become a part of the regular season until 1974.

How does an NFL overtime differ from a National College Football League overtime?

Here are the overtime rules for the NFL and the NCAA Football In the NFL's regular season, if a game is tied at the end of regulation, it goes into Overtime. The visiting team gets to choose heads or tails for the coin toss. They play another 15:00 minute period. The first team to score (Whether by TD, field goal, or safety. Doesn't matter), automatically wins the game. If no team has scored by the end of the Overtime period, the game is deemed a tie. This is a rare occurrence. In the NFL's post season games (Playoffs and Super Bowl), the rules are the same as the regular season, except once the 15:00 minute overtime period runs out, they start another 15:00 Overtime period. It should be noted that no Super Bowl has ever gone into Overtime. The longest NFL game was between the Miami Dolphins and the Kansas City Chiefs on December 25, 1971. The Miami Dolphins kicker Garo Yepremian kicked the game winning field goal 7 minutes and 40 seconds into double overtime. In NCAA Football, if a game goes into Overtime. Each team gets a chance to score from the opponent's 25 yard line (25 yards from the endzone) with no game clock. If the score is still tied after the first overtime period, they play a second overtime period. This process repeats itself until someone is winning at the end of an overtime period. Starting with the third Overtime period, teams who score TD's are required to go for a 2 point conversion, instead of kicking a single extra point.

What if the1st score in nfl playoffs overtime is a safety?

The game is over.

Is there a two minute warning in overtime in an NFL regular season game?

Yes, an overtime period in a regular season game is played with '4th quarter rules' with the exception that all challenges are initiated by the NFL officials in the replay booth.

Is the broncos vs. steelers playoff game the only overtime playoff game in nfl history?


What happens when a playoff game goes into overtime in NFL?

The game gets played as a normal overtime game (sudden death rules), however, it will be played until a team scores, so that there are no ties.

What was the second NFL championship game to go into overtime?

Through Super Bowl XLVI, there has been only one NFL championship game to go into overtime. That was in 1958 when the Baltimore Colts defeated the New York Giants 23-17. Since then there have been many wild card, division, and conference championship playoff games that went to overtime but only one NFL championship game.

Has there ever been an overtime NFL playoff game decided by a safety?


How are ties broken in NFL?

Games that are tied go into overtime. Should a game be tied after overtime, the game stays tied. Thus, ties are not broken after a certain amount of time.

What was the longest game in NFL?

The longest game in NFL history was between the Dolphins and Chiefs. The game went for 83 minutes (into double overtime too). The dolphins won by a field goal.

Is extra point kicked in nfl overtime?

No. The first team to score in overtime is declared the winner. If that score is a touchdown, no extra point is attempted.

In a football game what happens if the score is tied?

currently, in college football, the overtime system would not allow for a game to end in a tie. there's no time limit in the overtime system, so the game continues until a winner is determined. in the NFL, if the game goes into overtime, and neither team scores in the 15 minute period, the game would end in a tie. in the NFL playoffs, although there's a time limit on the overtime periods, the game would continue until one team wins.

Does nfl kick extra point after touchdown in overtime?

No the game is over when the touchdown is scored.

How many teams win overtime in the NFL on first possession?