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NFL rule change will tempt teams to go for two points

Analytics will be in the spotlight during the 2015 NFL season more than ever because of a rule change involving the extra point. After a few years of trying to change the rule, the NFL and its owners voted 30-2 in May to move the extra-point try from the 2-yard line to the 15-yard line. However, if teams want to go for two points, the ball will remain at the 2-yard line. The rule change also says the defense can return a blocked extra point or failed 2-point try for two points. Under the previous rule, the ball was dead on a failed try. The NFL experimented with the longer kick for two weeks in last year's preseason. Kickers made 94.3 percent of their 33-yard extra points. The...

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