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NFL Moves Extra Point To The 15-Yard Line, Allows Defense To Score 2 Points

NFL Vice President of officiating Dean Blandino announced Tuesday that the NFL has made changes to extra point attempts for the 2015 season.

The will be moving the ball back to the 15-yard line for extra point tries, but will keep two-point conversions on the two-yard line.

Interestingly enough, the league will allow defenses to score and receive two points for returning the ball to the opposite end zone.

Of the 32 teams in the league, only the Redskins and Raiders voted against the changes to the extra point, according to Mike Garafolo.

There were three proposals on the table for the competition committee to consider, but it became clear in recent days that changes were coming to extra points.

For what it’s worth, NFL teams converted 163-171 (95.3%) on field goals between 30-35 yards during the 2014 season, per Field Yates.

 

 

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Jacob Watts
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Blandino…not Baldino.

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Fixed. Thanks for pointing this out Jacob.

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