Extra point will move to the 15-yard line with some rule changes

May 19, 2015 at 3:15 PM--


According to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, the NFL has passed the Competition Committee's recommendation to move the extra point attempt after a touchdown back to the 15-yard line, now making it a 33-yard attempt.

Two-point conversions will remain at the 2-yard line.

Defenses will now have an opportunity to return blocked extra points, fumbles, or interceptions for two points.

The Competition Committee has been looking for ways to change things up following a score. PATs have become a near-certainty with kickers making more than 99% of attempts.

There were three proposals on the table for the rule change. Proposal number 14 would place extra points at the 15-yard line with two-point conversions still at the 2. Failed extra points would be a dead ball. Proposal number 14A, the winning scenario, is described above. Proposal number 14B would have also move the extra point to the 15, but two-point conversions would have moved to the 1-yard line, possibly resulting in more attempts and more scoring.

Proposal number 14 was submitted by the New England Patriots with proposal number 14A by the Competition Committee and proposal number 14B by the Philadelphia Eagles.



What is even more interesting is what happens after a penalty.






More San Francisco 49ers News



49ers open as 7.5-point underdogs in Week 12 matchup vs. Rams

By David Bonilla
Nov 24, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers are coming off their bye week, looking to go on a run during their final six games of the season. Key contributors like quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and tight end George Kittle remain out, but the injury-ravaged roster could be receiving some reinforcements this week. While several players remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list, head coach Kyle Shanahan is optimistic that cornerback Richard Sherman, wide receiver Deebo Samuel, and running backs Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman could return in time for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles

Read the Full Article


49ers-Rams: Kyle Shanahan expects some players on the COVID-19 list to miss Sunday's game

By David Bonilla
Nov 25, 2020

Today, the San Francisco 49ers activated defensive lineman Arik Armstead and center Hroniss Grasu off the reserve/COVID-19 list. Still, seven players remain on the list, putting their statuses for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams in jeopardy. Kyle Shanahan informed reporters before today's practice that he doesn't expect Sunday's game to be postponed, as was the case for the Thanksgiving matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers. The 49ers head coach feels his team has the situation under control but notes that had they played a game this past weekend, he may have felt differently. "We've been good in our building for a number of

Read the Full Article

Featured

More Featured Stories

Trending News

More News
Share 49erswebzone