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Source: Both teams assured of a possession in playoff overtime with rules change approved by NFL owners

NFL owners on Tuesday approved a rule proposal to modify overtime in the playoffs by allowing both teams to have a possession, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Overtime in the regular season will remain with the current rules where a game can end with one team never touching the ball if the team that wins the coin toss scores a touchdown on their opening possession.

The overtime rule came under scrutiny because of the advantage it gives teams that win the overtime coin toss, especially in the playoffs. The issue returned to the public sphere when the Kansas City Chiefs eliminated the Buffalo Bills from the divisional playoff round last season by scoring a touchdown on the opening possession of overtime.