In Bid To Make NFL Safer, Commissioner Goodell May Scrap Extra Points

Roger Goodell says the plays are largely inconsequential and could be eliminated

Roger Goodell: PATs may be in past (ESPN)

The kick is up and it is no longer good.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told the NFL Network that the league's competition committee could consider abolishing the PAT.

"The extra point is almost automatic," Goodell told 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."

Goodell said one suggested proposal involved a touchdown being worth seven points instead of six, with the potential for an extra play from scrimmage that would yield an eighth point. However, "if you fail, you go back to six [points]," Goodell explained.

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