In a game, a few random ties are a luxury the league can't really afford. Number of NFL ties from 2016 (post OT rule change): 5 Lets say the Redskins and Bengals tie after regulation, like they did Sunday.
The NFL had back-to-back tie games for the first time since I mean, sure why not. by Harry Lyles Jr.@harrylylesjr Oct 30, 2016, EDT. tweet · share.
Most ties in an NFL season: Bengals-Redskins tie record, Twitter makes jokes 2016), meaning the two ties this year just tied the all-time record for ties in Lewis just coached the third tie game of his career, tying Bart Starr.