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Ready for some football? The USFL kicks off this weekend

Are you ready for some football?

The inaugural United States Football League gets under way tomorrow night.

How is the USFL different from the NFL?

One of the most notable differences between the USFL and the NFL is how the USFL will handle overtime.

The USFL is taking its inspiration from college football and the NHL by instituting a “shootout” to decide games.

The 3-point attempt is the biggest difference between the USFL and NFL.

The USFL is adopting this rule, in part, from the XFL and AAF. Both of those leagues introduced a tiered system for point-after tries that allowed teams to go for one, two or three points following touchdowns. The USFL will likewise have those three options available.


The Stallions have the honor of opening the season in prime time at home against the New Jersey Generals at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama.

Coach Skip Holtz wants that night to be special for his players and USFL fans.