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NFL considering doing away with extra points

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told the NFL Network on Monday that the league is considering doing away with something many consider just a formality, the extra point. 

"The extra point is almost automatic," Goodell said. "I believe we had five missed extra points this year out of 1,200 some odd (attempts). So it's a very small fraction of the play, and you want to add excitement with every play.

The league would still have a way to incorporate some drama though after a touchdown is scored. "There's one proposal in particular that I've heard about. It's automatic that you get seven points when you score a touchdown, but you could potentially go for an eighth point, either by running or passing the ball, so if you fail, you go back to six."

This is not something that appears to be imminent, it is just something the league is considering.

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