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What would Goodell's idea of ditching the extra-point kick mean for football?

  • FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater (5) kicks an extra point as Broncos punter Britton Colquitt (4) holds during the fourth quarter of an AFC divisional playoff NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers in Denver. NFL Commissions Roger Goodell doesn't want to stand pat with the PAT. He's suggesting potential changes in the extra point that, well, might have some legs.(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater (5) kicks an extra point as Broncos punter Britton Colquitt (4) holds during the fourth quarter of an AFC divisional playoff NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers in Denver. NFL Commissions Roger Goodell doesn't want to stand pat with the PAT. He's suggesting potential changes in the extra point that, well, might have some legs.(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2014, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell walks on the field before the NFC championship NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers in Seattle. Goodell doesn't want to stand pat with the PAT. He's suggesting potential changes in the extra point that, well, might have some legs.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2014, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell walks on the field before the NFC championship NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers in Seattle. Goodell doesn't want to stand pat with the PAT. He's suggesting potential changes in the extra point that, well, might have some legs.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)  (The Associated Press)

Roger Goodell doesn't want to stand pat with the PAT. He's suggesting potential changes in the extra point that, well, might have some legs.

The NFL commissioner says the extra point kick after touchdowns, which had a success rate of nearly 100 percent in 2013, is too automatic.

And with few teams attempting 2-point conversion plays until desperation hits, the old 1-pointer from about 20 yards is the way coaches go.

So Goodell wonders if the league can add excitement by making some major adjustments to the extra point, suggesting perhaps making a touchdown worth seven points, with teams having the option to run a play for another point.

But failing on that play would cost them a point.

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