Should the NFL Eliminate the Extra Point? Roger Goodell Says It’s Possible

[The Washington Post]

Matt Prater of the Denver Broncos adds a PAT in the AFC divisional playoff game. (Jack Dempsey / AP)
Matt Prater of the Denver Broncos adds a PAT in the AFC divisional playoff game. (Jack Dempsey/AP)

The point-after touchdown attempt is as close to a gimme as there is in professional sports with only a handful failing to split the uprights in the 2013 regular season. But that doesn’t mean they have a future in the game.

In an interview with Rich Eisen, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on “NFL Total Access” that the Competition Committee may just do away with it altogether.

“The extra point is almost automatic,” Goodell said. “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.”

All right, but what kind of new scoring system would replace it and how would it work with the option to go for two?


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