When National Football League executives tried to alter rules for point-after-touchdown kicks several years ago, they were shot down. Now the debate has been renewed after teams last year missed five of 1,267 attempts.
National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell said preventing head injuries during tackles is the top priority for the U.S.’s most popular sport as the season closes with tomorrow’s title game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.
The National Football League’s Competition Committee is in preliminary talks about moving the ball to the 25-yard line for point-after-touchdown attempts, forcing teams to make 42-yard kicks, according to NFL.com.
The National Football League and its officials have to close a gap of about $50 million to $70 million before they can reach agreement on a new five- to seven- year contract, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said.