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NFL Changes PAT, 2-Point Conversion Rules

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Thanks in part to a proposal by the Eagles, things will look a little different after teams score a touchdown starting in 2015.

On Tuesday, NFL owners voted to accept the league's competition committee recommendation plan for renewed PAT rules. There will be two changes to the preexisting rules.
*1.   *Extra points will be moved from the 2-yard line to the 15-yard line.
*2.   *The defense can now return a turnover on a PAT or two-point conversion attempt.

A "touchdown" scored by the defense in either scenario will result in two points.

A few other esoteric rule clarifications: First, the scoring team may change their PAT/two-point decision if a penalty occurs. Second, a "touchdown" scored by the kicking team results in two points.

Initially, the Eagles proposed for PATs to be moved from the 2-yard line to the 15-yard line and for two-point conversion attempts to be moved from the 2-yard line to the 1-yard line. The Eagles also proposed that the defense be allowed to score. So two of their three proposed changes were accepted.

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