Russell Wilson isn’t a fan of ties, and so he came up with his own idea for how to make sure an overtime game doesn’t end in one.
“Let’s say we’re the away team. We win the coin toss, we get the ball on the 35-yard line going in. You kick one field goal,” Wilson said, per ESPN.com. “You can’t do anything else but a field goal. You make the field goal, the game’s over. If you miss the field goal, the game’s over and the other team wins.
“I just think that if you play that long, you’re putting your lives on the line. You should find a way to win. I don’t like ending in a tie.”
Of course, his team tied the night before even though both teams got the chance to try to win it on a field goal. Arizona’s Chandler Catanzaro had a 24-yard attempt bounce off the left upright, only to give the ball back to Seattle so that Stephen Hauschka could miss a 28-yard shot in the final minute of overtime. Seattle wound up tying Arizona 6-6.
Wilson admitted that a tie is better than a loss, but he’d still rather see the rules changed.