Monday, March 3, 2014

Report: NFL could experiment with 43-yard extra-point attempt

One of the hot topics this NFL offseason has been whether or not extra points after touchdowns are necessary.

Although the idea of eliminating extra points altogether has been tossed around, the league's competition committee reportedly met last weekend to discuss placing the football at the 25-yard line, which would make every extra point kick 43 yards away from the goalpost.

As it stands now, the football is placed at the two-yard line on extra-point attempts, amounting to a mere 19-yard boot.

Last season, kickers missed only five of 1,267 extra-point attempts, good for a 99.6 percent success rate. The conversion rate of field goals between 40 and 49 yards was obviously much lower at around 80 percent. So, moving the football back to the 25-yard line would undoubtedly create a much tougher challenge over the chip shot kickers have enjoyed for years.

What say you that? Yay or nay?

Via Sports Illustrated

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