NFL owners have voted to change in favor of a considerable alteration to extra point conversions for the upcoming 2015 season.
After previously being spotted at the 2-yard line, extra point attempts will now be taken from the 15-yard line, which will result in a 33-yard try.
Meanwhile, a proposal to move 2-point conversions to the 1-yard line failed, meaning they will remain at the 2-yard line for the time being. However, the defense now has the ability to return a fumbled or intercepted 2-point conversion for two points by taking the ball to their endzone, rounding out a pair of owner-approved alterations expected to increase excitement among spectators.
According to Lindsay Jones of USA Today, the extra point proposal passed by a 30-2 margin.
The PAT rule passed 30-2. The no votes were Washington and Oakland.
— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) May 19, 2015
With extra points moving back to the 33, could the Lions be among the teams to gain an advantage with such a rule, remaining shielded from potential kick-altering elements for at least half of their regular season games while playing indoors at Ford Field? Let us know your thoughts.