Roger Goodell Comments on Changes to Extra-Point Rule

February 10, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On Tuesday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell deemed that the first year of the new 33-yard extra point was a success, per Pro Football Talk's Michael David Smith. 
More changes could be on the way, as Goodell addressed while speaking to the media:
From a competitive standpoint, this season, more games were decided by one score than ever in our history. That led to great competition and the average margin of victory lower than any time in our history. We’ll continue to try to make the game more exciting as we did this last year with the extra point.
Per Smith, the extra-point success rate did go down from 99.3 percent in 2014 when it was 20 yards to 94.2 in 2015. It subsequently raised the number of two-point attempts from 58 two years ago to 94. 
The new distance had a huge effect on the AFC Championship Game. After New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski missed an extra point earlier in the game, the Patriots, down 20-18, were forced to go...

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