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NFL Changes Extra Point

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The NFL has changed the way extra points are attempted.

Instead of the ball being snapped from the 2 yard line, it will be snapped from the 15 on extra points. If teams want to go for 2 points, the ball will still be snapped from the 2. The NFL also adopted college football's rule that blocked kicks, fumbles, and interceptions can be returned by the defense for 2 points if the ball is returned to the other end zone.

The extra point was unnecessary and never exciting. Instead of just eliminating it, the league decided to make it only slightly less automatic and the rules significantly more convoluted. The kick will now be 32 or 33 yards, which is still a chip shot for kickers.

What are your thoughts on the new extra point rule? Do you like it? Do you dislike it? How would you have addressed it? Do you think it needed to change?