NFL Moves Extra-Point To 15-Yard Line; Defenses Can Return Failed Two-Point Conversions For Two Points

The change to extra-point kicks will equate to a field goal try of 32-33 yards.

League owners have approved the NFL Competition Committee's proposal on extra points for the 2015 season.

The point-after-touchdown kick will now be snapped from the 15-yard line, a move back from the 2-yard line where kickers had converted more than 99 percent of the time in recent seasons.

Two-point conversions will remain at the 2-yard line, but defenses can now bring back a failed two-point try (i.e. via an interception or fumble recovery) or blocked extra-point kick for two points. Previously, the play was whistled dead on a failed try.

ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando notes the pushed-back ball placement on extra-point kicks will equate to a field goal try of 32-33 yards.

What's that mean for Seattle kicker Steven Hauschka? Not much. Through seven seasons, Hauschka has converted 46-of-49 field goals of 30-39 yards in the regular season and made 6-of-6 field goals of 30-39 yards in the postseason. His last miss in the 30-39-yard range came in 2011, his first year with the Seahawks.

The extra-point proposal passed by a vote of 30-2 on Tuesday at the NFL Spring Meeting.

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