The new XFL season is officially underway as the league hopes to remain intact for the long haul.
What makes it so interesting though, are some of the different rule changes the NFL doesn’t utilize. With that in mind, football fans are ready for change in the NFL.
Ari Meirov shows a clip of the onside kick rule in the XFL. If a team is losing and just scored, they have the option to go for a 4th and 15. If they convert, they get to keep the ball and try to score again.
In the XFL: Instead of an onside kick, the trailing team can maintain possession with a 4th-and-15 play from its own 25-yard line.
It just worked for the St. Louis BattleHawks.
This was brought to NFL owners in the past but didn't get enough votes.pic.twitter.com/qNP5QukWMy
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) February 19, 2023
It’s important to note that this specific rule change was denied by the NFL in the past. However, the results of this game might make the league reconsider.
With that said, some of the other different rules the XFL is using made for an incredibly entertaining finish between the San Antonio Brahmas and St. Louis Battlehawks.
ESPN’s David Bearman explains some of the other rules that helped the Battlehawks steal the win away from the Brahmas.
In the last 2 minutes, The XFL just proved all their rules are better. Down 15-3, St Louis scored, went for THREE and then converted a 4th and 15 “onside kick” to keep the ball and then scored again to win 18-15. Amazing. https://t.co/5BYIfY9nUQ
— David Bearman ESPN (@DBearmanESPN) February 19, 2023
For the most part, football fans are loving these rules.
Genuinely thrilling way to end a game. One of the best non-NFL games I've watched in the last 5 years, easy.
— America Mega-Fan (@PeaceAndPaine) February 19, 2023
We aren’t against some of these changes either.
nfl take notes
— 📌 (@darwinsburner) February 19, 2023
This alone would really spice things up in the NFL.
NFL should add the 3 point conversion as well.
— Nathan 🐻⬇️ Roberts (@natebeardown) February 19, 2023
Maybe the Roger Goodell should consider bringing some of these rules in to at least discuss. It really could create a more entertaining game for the fans.