NFL tables PAT Rule Change; Will Experiment further in Preseason

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The extra point has become an afterthought int the NFL, and it’s become arguably he most boring play in all of sports.

The NFL Owners Meetings are still going on Wednesday, but now they're working to approve or shoot down any proposals to rule change for the future season.

The NFL has tabled moving the PAT line of scrimmage back to 25 yard-line, but they will experiment two preseason games with PATs from the 20 YL.

The thought here is to make extra point attempts more challenging and add some extra excitement to what's become one of the more boring plays in the NFL. That’s because of it’s predictable nature, as PATs were successfully converted 1,256 of 1,261 times this past season.

"The extra point is almost automatic," Goodell said in an offseason interview. "I believe we had five missed extra points this year out of 1,200 some odd. So it’s a very small fraction of the play, and you want to add excitement with every play."

By moving the PAT back to the 20 YL in the preseason, that would effectively make it a 37-yard field goal attempt.

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