September 15, 2015

IF THEY WERE SMART THEY WOULDN'T PUNT EITHER:

Kicking After a Touchdown Now Lacks a Point (MICHAEL SALFINO, Sept. 15, 2015, WSJ0

Successfully kicking an extra point has long been the least impressive accomplishment in sports. From 2010-14, NFL kickers took 5,869 extra points and missed only 42. The play had become such an afterthought that the league made it more difficult this season, making the extra point a 33-yard kick rather than a 20-yard chip shot.

The plan is already working: four of 75 extra points were missed in Week 1 after 15 of 218 were missed in the preseason. Now, not only is the extra point no longer automatic, it may not even be worth trying--ever.

Posted by at September 15, 2015 7:50 PM
  

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