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NFL to change extra-point kicks to longer distance

SAN FRANCISCO — The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing
defenses to score on 2-point conversion turnovers.

The owners on Tuesday approved the competition committee’s proposal to snap the
ball from the 15-yard line on PATs to make them more challenging. In recent
seasons, kickers made more than 99 percent of the kicks with the ball snapped
from the 2.

That proposal places the 2-point conversion at the 2, and allows the defense to
return a turnover to the other end zone for the two points, similar to the
college rule.

New England and Philadelphia also made suggestions on changing the extra point,
but the owners went with the powerful committee’s recommendation.