NFL Might Get Rid Of Extra Points
Yesterday NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was on the NFL Network and during an interview with Rich Eisen Goodell revealed that the league is at least considering eliminating the point-after attempt.
Here’s the quote from Commissioner Goodell:
“The extra point is almost automatic. 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.”
Goodell says that one new proposed system would award teams with seven points for a touchdown. They could still attempt a conversion for a chance at an eighth point, but if the attempt fails, the touchdown would only be worth six points.
If this rule passes I think it would make NFL games a bit more interesting.