Bills GM hopes for review of OT rules after 'painful' loss to Chiefs
"Still going through it," Beane said Wednesday, according to Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN. "I'm not in a good spot. But I will review it and we'll learn from it, I promise you that.
"There's a lot of pain in this city and there's a lot of pain in that building over there, and we're gonna do everything in our power to not let that happen again."
Josh Allen looked to have placed the Bills in the AFC Championship Game with a late touchdown, only for Patrick Mahomes to engineer a game-tying drive with just 13 seconds left to spare. Allen didn't touch the football again as the Chiefs scored a game-ending touchdown on their first drive in overtime.
The finish drew discussion from fans, pundits, and players about the league's overtime setup. Beane joined in Wednesday, saying he'd like to see the rules reviewed in the future.
"At the end of the day, we lost the game the other night. But of course we would've loved to - I think the TV audience would've loved to - have seen Josh and our offense get it back," Beane said. "I would definitely love to see it brought back to the table."
Beane didn't specify an exact proposal, though he explained that the goal should be to ensure both offenses receive a chance in the postseason, "when it's all on the line."
He added: "Even though it benefited (the Chiefs) the other night, I'm sure they would be in favor. If you've got Pat Mahomes, you're always going to want to make sure he gets the ball, and we feel the same about Josh."
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Monday that he "wouldn't be opposed" to taking another look at the overtime rules. Kansas City famously lost the 2018 AFC Championship Game in overtime without having the chance to go on offense after the New England Patriots found the end zone on their opening drive.
The Bills won 24 games and two division titles over the past two regular seasons, though each campaign ended with a playoff loss to the Chiefs.
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