Last season, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick used a dead-ball penalty loophole to burn time off of the clock in a late game situation against the New York Jets.

As part of newly approved regulations from out of the league’s owner meetings, the Bill Belichick loophole is now closed.

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The league’s competition committee approved a new rule that prevents teams from burning down the game clock by committing multiple dead-ball fouls with the game clock running.

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