NFL followers noticed the league’s new postseason extra time guidelines in impact throughout Tremendous Bowl LVIII between the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers on Sunday evening.
As the sport went into extra time, the league reminded followers on X concerning the guidelines. Each groups have the chance to get the ball no less than as soon as throughout extra time until the staff kicking off obtained a security on the staff’s preliminary possession. If one staff has extra factors than its opponent after the 2 possessions, it’s declared the winner.
If the sport is tied after the 2 possessions or neither staff scored on their first possession, then the sport goes into sudden dying.
Chiefs gamers mentioned that they had gone over a technique in case the sport went into extra time. Niners gamers admitted they didn’t know the foundations for extra time. San Francisco gained the coin toss and selected to obtain the ball first.
“You realize what? I did not even understand the playoff guidelines have been completely different in extra time,” 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk mentioned after the sport, by way of ESPN. “I assume you simply need the ball to attain a landing and win. I assume that is not the case. I do not completely know the technique there. We hadn’t talked about it, no.”
Niners defensive finish Arik Armstead additionally didn’t know the foundations.
“I did not even know concerning the new playoff extra time rule, so it was a shock to me,” he mentioned, by way of ESPN. “I did not even actually know what was happening when it comes to that.”
Coach Kyle Shanahan recommended he had a technique for extra time.
“If each groups matched and scored, we needed to be those with the possibility to go win it,” he mentioned. “We acquired that area aim, so we have been hoping to carry them to no less than a area aim. If we did, we felt it was in our fingers after.”
Chiefs coach Andy Reid mentioned that they had a plan for extra time regardless of how the coin toss went.
Patrick Mahomes threw the game-winning landing cross to Mecole Hardman to high the 49ers, 25-22. He mentioned the staff had an extra time technique.
Mahomes mentioned Hardman was confused if he truly gained the sport.
“I threw a landing to this dude on the finish of the sport, and he checked out me, and he had no concept,” Mahomes instructed the NFL Community. “I mentioned, ‘Dude, we simply gained the Tremendous Bowl!’ He blacked out, he had no concept. He didn’t even have a good time at first.”