For all of the sports talker superlatives out there this week . . . It turns out the game was decided by a 50/50 call.
Football fans across the nation are frustrated with rules despite the thrilling conclusion.
Here's a bit of data-drive journalism to back up complaints . . .
"Regardless of which side you fall on, one thing is certain: Since the NFL adopted new overtime rules in 2010, teams that get the ball first in the OT period have fared far better than those starting on defense. In 11 playoff games, teams that win the coin toss are 10-1."
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The greatest game in NFL history turned on a coin flip. Fine, you can question whether Sunday night's AFC divisional showdown between victorious Kansas City and heartbroken Buffalo was one of the greatest ever. Good luck finding another one with 25 points scored on four different successful all-or-nothing, score-or-go-home drives in the final two minutes.
We're heading into triple overtime on the NFL overtime debate. Sunday's divisional matchup between the Chiefs and Bills once again put the NFL's overtime rules front and center: With the Chiefs taking the OT win over the Bills (with some "help" from a coin toss), some feel that the NFL's system is unjust.
Three best ways to fix NFL overtime after Chiefs' wild playoff win over Bills brings OT rules under scrutiny
The Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills played one of the most thrilling games in NFL playoff history on Sunday night, but despite the excitement, not everyone was happy with how the game ended and it wasn't just Bills fans who were upset.
Andy Reid: Overtime rules helped us, but both offenses and both defenses should play - ProFootballTalk
When the Chiefs were on the wrong end of the overtime rules, losing the AFC Championship Game three years ago when the Patriots scored on the first possession of overtime, they proposed changing the rules that offseason.
You decide . . .