Super Bowl 2024: Why the glaring contrast in Chiefs, 49ers new OT rules preparation may have decided the game

Super Bowl 2024: Why the glaring contrast in Chiefs, 49ers new OT rules preparation may have decided the game

The NFL playoff overtime rules changed several years ago, but Super Bowl LVIII was the first playoff game where the new format was in effect. The basics of the new overtime rules are simple: both teams get possession of the ball no matter if a team scores a touchdown on the opening possession or not. The Kansas City Chiefs certainly knew what was going on. The San Francisco 49ers did not. And that was the ball game: Chiefs 25, 49ers …