Extra Point Kicks May Soon Be a Thing of the Past
The NFL is considering a rules change that would abolish the extra point after a touchdown is scored.
The reasoning? Well, it's kind of boring.
"The extra point is almost automatic," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told the NFL Network. "I believe we had five missed extra points this year out of 1,200 some odd [attempts]. So it's a very small fraction of the play, and you want to add excitement with every play."
Under one proposal, the scoring team would automatically get seven points for a touchdown. The team could then try for an eighth point via what is now a two-point conversion. If the conversion fails, the team would get six points.
Bill Hemmer sat down this morning with Wall Street Journal sports editor Geoff Foster to analyze the potential change.
Many observers and fans are praising the proposed change as long overdue.
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