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Packers burned by OT rule that Bears proposed to change

Packers burned by OT rule that Bears proposed to change

While the Packers lament a second straight playoff loss in which quarterback Aaron Rodgers and their offense didn't possess the ball in overtime, the Bears can say they at least tried to help.

After the Packers blew last year's NFC championship game to the Seahawks, succumbing on Jermaine Kearse's 35-yard touchdown catch on the first possession of overtime, Bears ownership proposed a rule change that was either a killer troll job, a sign of true camaraderie with their rival or both.

The Bears proposed to change the rule that dictates an overtime game ends if the team that possesses the ball first scores a touchdown, regardless of whether the other team has a...

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