Ben Roethlisberger: NFL should use college football's OT rules

If the NFL listened to Ben Roethlisberger, the outcome of Super Bowl <a href="">Ben Roethlisberger Authentic Jersey</a> LI may have been different.

Speaking to 93.7 The Fan during the 2016 season, Big Ben <a href="">Ben Roethlisberger Jersey</a> said that he would like if the NFL adapted college football's overtime format that gives both teams at least once opportunity to have the ball.

“I love college overtime. I think that would be <a href="">Ben Roethlisberger Youth Jersey</a> awesome (if the NFL did the same thing), except start the drive at the 40 yard line," Roethlisberger said.

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The NFL's current overtime format consists of the following:

- A touchdown immediately ends the game.

- If the team that gets the ball first <a href=""> scores a field goal, the other team gets a change to extend overtime by kicking a field goal of winning the game with a touchdown.

- If the team that gets the ball first punts, the other team can win the game with any score, while the defensive team can win the game with a touchdown or a safety.

Due to the NFL's new overtime format that <a href=""> was put into place in 2011, the Patriots did not settle for a field goal in the first overtime in Super Bowl history. Instead, New England went for a touchdown and the win, with James White providing the winning score by scoring his first touchdown of the game on a 2-yard run.

Roethlisberger preferring college football's overtime system may stem from his experience during Pittsburgh's 2011 AFC wild card playoff game against the Broncos, when Tim Tebow's touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas gave the Broncos the victory while Big Ben and the Steelers' offense were unable to respond in what was the NFL's first playoff game with the new overtime rules.