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What is 'sudden death' and when does it take place during an NFL game?

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Answered 2005-01-03 00:22:42

The term is not exclusive to the NFL, but refers to a specific method of resolving a sporting event that ends with a tie. In that method, the teams begin an extra period of play (in the NFL called "overtime"). Under normal game rules, the team which first scores in overtime wins the game immediately. The team that loses suffers a "sudden death". There can also be sudden death hockey or soccer games. This is different from Baseball, where both teams have an opportunity to bat in their half of the inning before a winner is declared.

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