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Nix favors OT change

Orlando, Fla. --- The NFL owners this week will vote on a proposal that would change overtime in playoff games.

The current sudden-death format would be altered to give the team that loses the coin toss a chance to get the ball if the receiving team kicks a field goal on its first possession. If both teams kick field goals on their first series, the game would revert back to sudden death and the first score of any kind wins the game.

Bills General Manager Buddy Nix likes the idea of giving both teams at least one possession.

"I think probably it's a good idea,'' he said Monday at the owners meetings. "Fans want it and what it does is if you're a team that gets beat without ever touching the ball by a field goal, obviously you feel that you've been cheated if you don't get a shot at it.

"I probably shouldn't say this, I usually do anyway, but I think any time you take a kick out of it, a field goal out of the equation, then it helps.''

Bills head coach Chan Gailey was less willing to come down on one side of the issue because he needed more time to study it.

"I just saw the proposal today, so I think we're going to have a look at it and discuss it a little bit more to make sure that it's good for everybody,'' he said. "But I know we want to be proactive rather than reactive.''

---Allen Wilson

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