Funny but true fact of NFL life: Overtime rules remain a shadowy area for many players.
Donovan McNabb became the poster boy of this reality in 2008, when he admitted he didn't know a game could end in a tie. Four years later, a new overtime system is in place, but the same lack of awareness persists.
Amendola wasn't alone.
In fairness, these are unusual circumstances. The NFL has had just five ties since 1990. Coincidentally, Amendola was on the playoff practice squad of that Eagles team McNabb piloted to a tie in '08. That was the last deadlock before Sunday.
Perhaps it's time for NFL training camps to include a Scantron test of some kind on the subject. After all, knowledge is power.