News

Goodell says NFL’s extra point may get the boot

Goodell says NFL’s extra point may get the boot

THE KICK IS ... GOOD?: "The extra point is almost automatic," Goodell told the NFL Network. "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." Photo: Reuters

(Reuters) – The NFL could eliminate the extra point as part of its scoring system as the kick has become virtually “automatic”, Commissioner Roger Goodell has told NFL Network.

In an interview aired on Monday, Goodell said the NFL’s Competition Committee was looking at proposals to get rid of the short kick that automatically follows a touchdown.

“The extra point is almost automatic,” Goodell told the NFL Network. “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.”

One option could be to award seven points for a touchdown instead of six, Goodell said.

He did not specify the likelihood of changes to the scoring system or provide a timeline for such a move.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

Latest Stories

in Viral Videos

Robin Williams musical tribute: ‘Seize the Day’

Fresh
24-overlay5

Robin Williams' best films are remixed and set to music in this awesome Melodysheep tribute.

in Sports

Defending champ Serena Williams top seed for U.S. Open

serena

Serena Williams has been top-seeded for the U.S. Open where she will seek to win the women's singles title for a third consecutive year.

in National

U.S. officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq

obama

Military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more troops to Iraq to provide additional security around Baghdad.