NFL owners voted Tuesday to move back extra-point kicks from the 2-yard line to the 15, as well as to allow defensive players to score on turnovers during a two-point conversion attempt.
The move aimed to make the game more challenging, the Associated Press reported. According to an NFL report, extra-point kickers were successful 99.6% of the time last season, missing just five attempts out of 1,267.
Play will also now continue after a turnover during a two-point conversion attempt, the AP reported. A team's defense may now score two points for returning the ball to the opposite end zone. Previously, the play was called dead if possession changed during a two-point conversion attempt.
Together, the changes may inspire more coaches to go for the two-point conversion over the extra point, Niners Nation suggested.
The owners approved the modifications 30–2, with Washington and Oakland voting no. The changes will be reviewed after a year.