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Morten Andersen wants the NFL to try longer extra points


There is a report that the NFL is considering making extra points longer to make it more competitive. Extra points weren’t always automatic but now kickers make roughly 99.6 percent of them so they proposal would movie them all the way out to the 25-yard line, setting up a 43-yard kick for one point.

“There is no consensus yet,” said an NFL Competition Committee member. “We could experiment in preseason, but we are not there yet.”

 They have at least one supporter in former NFL kicker Morten Andersen, who kicked 849 extra points in his career.

Adjusting it could be beneficial for the game,” Andersen told Sporting News. “They should do it in preseason and see what the responses are and how it affects the flow of the game and outcome of the games.”

Andersen also added that he’d be interested to see “what players and coaches think strategy wise versus going for two closer to the end zone…It might make play more exciting.”

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