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When did pro football stop tie games?

Updated: 10/21/2022
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The NFL has not abandoned the tie game. According to the rules (found at the NFL's web site in their rules digest) a tie game occurs during preseason and regular season games if neither team scores after a 15 minute sudden death quarter. The maximum is one period.

With the advent of sudden death, the tie game has nearly vanished from the game but it does happen.

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