NFL Approves Major Changes to Enforcement of Fouls and Challenges

NFL approves new penalty enforcement rules for plays resulting in turnovers

The NFL announced on Monday that a ban on hip-drop tackles has been approved by team owners during this year’s league meeting. However, another major change was also approved, which relates to how fouls are enforced during plays resulting in a change of possession.

The Competition Committee put forth a proposal that would allow penalties for major offensive fouls, such as unnecessary roughness, to be enforced on plays when there are fouls committed by both teams before the change of possession. This change aims to ensure consistency in enforcing all major fouls.

In order for a rule to be added to the book, two-thirds of the teams in the league must approve it. It is worth noting that this proposal was met with some controversy and debate among team owners before being ultimately approved.

Apart from these changes, the league also approved a proposal that would give teams a third challenge if either of their first two challenges is successful. This change aims to give teams more opportunities to challenge calls and ensure fair play on the field.

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