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NFL Replay Rule Changed; All Scoring Plays Subject To Booth Review

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The NFL tweaked the rules on replay challenges at the owners' meetings in New Orleans on Tuesday. Under the new rule, all scoring players will be subject to a booth review. Previously, the only automatic booth review came under two minutes of each half. Now all scoring plays can be reviewed without a coach using a challenge.

The original proposal also called for the elimination of the third replay challenge but that will remain intact.

I'm not sure how I feel about these changes. On the one hand, I'm all for getting a call correct, especially scoring plays. This takes the burden off the head coaches to use a challenge if a scoring play is incorrect. On the other hand, it will slow down the game. The NFL supposedly has a time limit on challenges but I'm not sure I've ever seen that enforced.

The NFL owners also voted to change the kickoff rules which you can read here.