It appears that Donovan McNabb wasn’t alone four years ago when he didn’t know that an NFL game could end in a tie.
Danny Amendola, the Rams’ shifty slot receiver, told Sports Illustrated’s Peter King that he thought a second overtime period was going to start after the first ended, and that he didn’t know the game was complete in a 24-24 tie until the officials announced it.
Back in 2008, McNabb made headlines when the last NFL game ended in a tie on Nov. 17. McNabb told the media after the game that he didn’t know the Eagles’ game against the Bengals would end in a 13-13 tie.
You would think that not knowing the rules to the game could affect how players compete on the field. Shouldn’t Rams head coach Jeff Fisher have gone over the rules before the Rams final drive, which stalled at their own 25-yard-line? There have been just 18 ties since overtime rules went into affect in 1974. There have been just six since 1989.
Check out King’s tweet below.
Amendola just told me he thought there was going to be a second overtime. Didn’t know it was over till he heard from an official.
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) November 12, 2012