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NFL approves rule change for PAT

PATs will now be attempted from the 15-yard line, making them a little harder for kickers to convert.

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL point after touchdown will look significantly different in 2015 after owners approved the competition committee's proposal on altering them.

PATs will now be kicked from the 15-yard-line with two-point conversions remaining at the 2-yard-line. The new rule also gives the defense the ability to score two points by returning a blocked kick to the opposite end zone. On two-point attempts, an intercepted or fumbled ball can also be returned for two points now.

In March, owners ordered the NFL competition committee to come up with a proposal to change what's become the sport's most uneventful play. The extra point was converted at a rate of 99 percent last year, as it's a measly 20-yard attempt for kicks with the ball being placed at the 2-yard line.

PATs will now be attempted from about 33 yards out. The approved rule was one of three proposals considered by owners Tuesday at the NFL's Spring League Meeting.