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Chiefs' overtime rule change proposal inspired by Patriots falls flat

Chiefs' overtime rule change proposal inspired by Patriots falls flat

The Kansas City Chiefs' complaints have fallen on deaf ears.

The Chiefs' proposal to change the NFL's overtime rules so that both teams are guaranteed possession died Wednesday when it didn't receive enough support to reach a vote, NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent revealed Wednesday at the Spring League Meeting in Florida.

Vincent said there was some support among owners to change the overtime rules for the postseason only, but not enough to bring it to a vote.

Kansas City made the proposal after its overtime loss to the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, where New England won the coin toss and scored the game-winning touchdown on its opening drive, denying the Chiefs a chance to possess the ball.

The NFL's current overtime rules stipulate the game ends only if one team scores a touchdown on its first possession, so Kansas City could have gotten the ball back by holding the Patriots to a field goal or forcing a turnover on downs.

But Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and tight Travis Kelce are among those who still think both teams should get the ball no matter what.

It appears the rest of the league doesn't agree, however.

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Chiefs fan who shined laser pointer at Tom Brady speaks out, won't apologize

Chiefs fan who shined laser pointer at Tom Brady speaks out, won't apologize

A Kansas City Chiefs fan's efforts to distract Tom Brady last season's AFC Championship Game could land him in jail.

They also landed him an interview on "Inside Edition."

Dwyan Morgan, a 64-year-old Missouri resident, appeared on the show Thursday to confirm he was charged with disturbing the peace after shining a green laser pointer in Brady's face during January's AFC title game.

Morgan admitted he "shouldn't have done it," but the self-proclaimed Chiefs fan declined to offer Brady or the Patriots an apology when prompted.

 

"You're not apologizing to Brady or the Pats?" the interviewer asked.

"Nope," Morgan replied.

Not that Brady needs much of an apology. While Morgan said his intention was to distract Brady, the Patriots QB seemed unperturbed by the hijinks, completing 30 of 46 passes for 346 yards in New England's overtime victory before going on to win Super Bowl LIII.

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NFL odds: Patriots co-favorites to win Super Bowl 54 after schedule release

NFL odds: Patriots co-favorites to win Super Bowl 54 after schedule release

The 2019 NFL schedule is out, which means we know who, when and where the New England Patriots will play this season.

That also means it's prediction time, and oddsmakers began the process immediately Wednesday night by putting out updated odds to win Super Bowl LIV.

To the surprise of no one, the defending Super Bowl champions are favored to repeat at +600 odds. But they have company in the Kansas City Chiefs, the team they beat to reach Super Bowl LIII last season.

Here are Super Bowl LIV odds for every team, via Caesars Palace:

The Patriots will have to fill Rob Gronkowski's massive void and have some question marks at wide receiver. But Tom Brady and Bill Belichick still are experts at their respective crafts, and with a schedule that presents few pitfalls, New England should win the AFC East with ease to set up another deep playoff run.

Oh, and about the Patriots' competition... The three other AFC East teams all have odds of +6000 or longer to reach Super Bowl LIV, a reflection of just how weak this division is.

There might be a new contender elsewhere in the AFC, though: The Cleveland Browns boast the fifth-best Super Bowl odds in the NFL after acquiring big names like Odell Beckham Jr., Kareem Hunt, Sheldon Richardson and Olivier Vernon this offseason.

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