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NFL Will Experiment with Longer PAT In Preseason

In Weeks 1 and 2 of the preseason, point-after attempts will be pushed back to the 20-yard line




    After weeks of rumors, on Tuesday, the NFL confirmed they will experiment with a longer extra point in the preseason.

    As it stands now, the point-after-touchdown attempt is the equivalent of a 20-yard field goal, and it is made over 99 percent of the time. In Weeks 1 and 2 of this preseason, the attempt will be pushed back to the 20-yard-line, which makes it the equivalent of a 38-yard try.

    The news comes from the owners meetings in Orlando, FL, where they voted in favor of the two-week trial run for the longer point-after-attempts, but voted down a proposal that would have pushed the extra point to the 25-yard-line for the regular season.

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