NFL owners on Tuesday approved two modifications to how extra points are handled.
Owners approved moving the point-after touchdown kicks to the 15-yard line, making it about a 33-yard attempt, and will allow defenses to score on turnovers during a two-point conversion attempt. Defenses will be awarded two points when they return a turnover to the other end zone on two-point tries or on a botched extra point try.
The changes to extra points were approved at the NFL owners meetings in San Francisco by a 30-2 vote, with Washington and Oakland voting no.
Last year, only eight of more than 1,100 extra-point attempts were missed, and six of those came on blocks, making it more than a 99 percent conversion rate.
Last year, 14 kickers were 100 percent on field goal attempts between 30 and 39 yards, but there were 30 attempts missed from that range league-wide.
For the Vikings, Blair Walsh contributed to two of those misses, going 7-for-9 from 30 to 39 yards out last year.
NFL moves back extra points
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