Fikkle Fame’s Prediction for Super Bowl LI

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3 Responses

  1. EricS says:

    I think the fun question is: would the rules be more likely to change if the Patriots had never gotten the ball? After all, that team has been responsible for more rule adaptations than Wilt Chamberlain.

  2. EricS says:

    The Super Bowl is often about adjustments made during the game. I think that was evident last night.
    Great prediction, but I think it might have been due to more of a coin flip. I can’t help but wonder if we will see a change in the rules for OT (or if we would have if Atlanta had won)?

    • Mark says:

      I think both teams should have the ball at least once in overtime. As it stands now, the Patriots took the OT kickoff and scored a touchdown, ending the game without the Falcons having possession of the ball. Green Bay lost a playoff game in similar manner to the Cardinals a year ago. Current rules are that if one team kicks a field goal, the other does get the ball, but a touchdown ends it. I think the Falcons should have then received a kickoff and have a chance to win or tie. I’d also be fine with a scenario where, for example, the Patriots scored a touchdown on the opening drive of the OT, the Falcons receive the kickoff and score on a touchdown drive, then kickoff to the Patriots, who score by any means and win. Or some type of adaptation/modification of the college overtime rules. I think the Patriots would have won under any overtime scenario the way they dominated the last quarter and a half, but Atlanta should have had a possession in my opinion. But all that aside,what a great comeback and victory for New England.