NFL Changing Extra Point Rule for 2015
The NFL is changing the way teams score an extra point after scoring a touchdown. In a try to make the extra point more meaningful and exciting, NFL owners have approved the competition committee's proposal to snap the ball from the 15-yard line on extra-point kicks to make them more challenging.
One of the reasons the NFL is changing the rule is because last season, kickers made more than 99 percent of the kicks with the ball snapped from the 2. That proposal places the 2-point conversion at the 2, and allows the defense to return a turnover to the other end zone for the two points, similar to the college rule.