In 2010, after the Vikings lost to the Saints via a field goal on the first drive of overtime in the 2009 NFC title game, the NFL changed the overtime rules for the postseason. In 2012, that rule was extended to the regular season, preventing the team that gets the opening kickoff from winning via a first-drive field goal.
And now, fittingly, the Vikings are involved in the first game that uses the new rule.
After the Vikings scored a field goal on the first drive of overtime against the Jaguars, the Jaguars received a chance to tie the game or win it outright.
If, in the end, the Jags win, the Vikings will have been the last team victimized by the old rule — and the first team victimized by the new rule.
UPDATE 4:15 p.m. ET: And it’s over. The Jags went four and out, and the Vikings pulled out the win.