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NFL in early stages of making extra points 43-yard attempts

49ers kicker Phil Dawson lining up for a PAT against Seattle ©GettyImages
49ers kicker Phil Dawson lining up for a PAT against Seattle ©GettyImages.

The NFL Competition committee has had early discussions on moving the PAT back.

Currently, extra points are attempted with the ball snapped on the two-yard line, and the holder seven yards back for a 19 yard attempt.

This proposed rule change would move the snap back to the 25-yard line, resulting in a 43-yard attempt. 

Commissioner Roger Goodell expressed his dissatisfaction with the current PAT during his state of the league address back in January.

"The extra point is almost automatic. I believe we had five missed extra points this year out of 1,200 some odd,

"So it's a very small fraction of the play, and you want to add excitement with every play," he said.

Five of those misses were blocked, with only one extra point missed cleanly.

Last season NFL kickers connected on 83 percent of field goal attempts from between 40 and 49 yards.

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