In the NFL, can a team win in sudden-death overtime with a field goal, or does it have to be a touchdown?
- Lonesome RhodesLv 63 years agoFavorite Answer
If the team receiving the ball first scores a TD, the game is over. If New England had kicked a FG on their 1st possession in OT, ATL would have had a chance to score.
If New England hadn't scored, Atlanta could have won by kicking a field goal.
- conley39Lv 73 years ago
With a field goal, the other team get an opportunity to have the ball, but if each team has had a chance on offense, a field goal wins the game. A touchdown is necessary for the first team to get the ball to win right away in overtime.
- Anonymous3 years ago
- UserLv 53 years ago
In sudden death any score ends the game.
Edit: To be clear, on the opening drive you need a touchdown to end the game. They are not in sudden-death overtime yet. Just regular overtime. It enters sudden death if the first team's drive comes up empty, or both teams score a fg on their first drive.