9 Ways to Fix The NFL’s Extra Point Problem

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The extra point in the NFL has become a bit of a nuisance in recent years. Teams are converting their kick 99.3% of the time, which means only 7 of every 1,000 extra point attempts are made interesting. Not exactly a thrilling proposition.

So the owners are of one mind that the extra point system needs to be tweaked. That’s the easy part. The hard part is that the no one can seem to agree on what extra point scenario, be it an revision of the extra point, the distance or process of a two-point conversion, or both, is best for the game. So there are a lot of suggestions coming up.

Below, I’ve included some possible tweaks to the extra point. Some are my, some are from the internet. Some are good. Some are awful. But they all, to varying degrees, do something to make extra points more difficult, or conversions more attractive. And some make spectacles of kickers, which is always welcome.

So let’s take a look at some remedies for this whole extra point conundrum, then let’s all yell at everyone’s suggestions until we realize that the cure is far worse than the disease. Then let’s remember to get EXTRA mad at kickers when they blow extra points, because we just got done with a year of bickering that these things are too much of a foregone conclusion.

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