NFL toys with idea of dropping extra points

Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater (5) kicks an extra point as Denver Broncos punter Britton Colquitt (4) holds against the San Diego Chargers in the fourth quarter of an NFL AFC division playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

January 21, 2014 3:52:38 AM PST
The NFL is thinking about getting rid of the extra point.

Commissioner Roger Goodell says there's zero drama attached to the point after a touchdown, adding there were only five missed extra points out of 1,200 attempts last season.

The NFL's competition committee is toying with the idea of giving a team an automatic seven points when they score a touchdown.

Teams could potentially go for an eighth point by running or passing the ball. If you fail, you only get six.

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