NFL eliminates silly rule that makes teams kick extra points on game-winning touchdowns.
This rule change arrives a bit too late for the poor New Orleans Saints.
The NFL passed a rule Wednesday eliminating meaningless extra point attempts at the end of regulation.
Can you kick an extra point with no time left?
New NFL Rule Eliminating Last-Second Extra Points Could Have Little Effect On Vegas’ Point Spreads. Starting in 2018, when a team scores a winning touchdown with no time left in regulation, the team will not be compelled to attempt an extra point or a 2-point conversion, according to the rule changes.
What is the new extra point rule?
Under the new rules which the NFL is trying out this season, extra-point kicks are now taken 33 yards from the goal posts (which is 15 yards out from the goal line.) That additional distance has already caused kickers across the league to miss 13 attempts.
Do you have to kick the extra point in overtime?
In the NFL, the conversion was required after a touchdown scored during the regulation game (i.e., not overtime), because point differential is used for some tiebreakers in the standings. If the game is in sudden death overtime, the extra-point attempt is omitted if the winning score is a touchdown.
Where is the football placed for an extra point?
Extra point – 1 point
An extra point can be attempted after a touchdown. The ball is placed on the 2 yard line (NFL) or 3 yard line (college) and the team attempts a play to kick the ball through the uprights.