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POLL: Should the NFL eliminate the extra point?

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said recently that eliminating the extra point is under consideration.

Stuff like this -- David Akers getting an extra point blocked in the snow -- would not happen if the NFL eliminates the extra point
Stuff like this -- David Akers getting an extra point blocked in the snow -- would not happen if the NFL eliminates the extra point
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Should the NFL abolish the extra point? Commissioner Roger Goodell said earlier this week that the league is considering doing just that, making the seventh point after a touchdown automatic -- unless a team decides to try for two points.

"The extra point is almost automatic," Goodell said. "I believe we had five missed extra points this year out of 1,200 some odd (attempts). So it's a very small fraction of the play, and you want to add excitement with every play.

"There's one proposal in particular that I've heard about," Goodell went on. "It's automatic that you get seven points when you score a touchdown, but you could potentially go for an eighth point, either by running or passing the ball, so if you fail, you go back to six."

Is this a good idea or a bad one, Giants' fans?

Do you have a better idea, or a different one, for the extra point? How about making it a 35-yard try instead of a 20-yard one? Maybe you make it six points or eight points, and force a team to try for two points after every touchdown.

Share your ideas in the comments, and vote in the poll.