Chiefs head coach Andy Reid credited analytics coordinator Mike Frazier for assisting with the team's overtime strategy, emphasizing the importance of knowing that both teams would have possession of the ball. The approach was critical in making decisions regarding the coin flip and potential scenario decisions in the extra session.

By the Numbers
  • The NFL overtime rule change now ensures that both teams have an opportunity to possess the football.
  • Andy Reid is the oldest active coach in the NFL and has relied on traditional values while embracing changes.
  • The Chiefs' defense held the 49ers to a field goal, setting up the opportunity for Mahomes and the team to win the game on the subsequent drive.
Bottom Line

Analytics coordinator Mike Frazier's contributions to the Chiefs' overtime strategy underscore the evolving role of analytics in NFL decision-making, with the importance of considering both teams' possession now firmly established.