NFL Overreactions: Just ban the extra point
It's time to eliminate the extra point.
Twelve misses in one week are far too much for fans to endure. Kickers are deciding too many games and nobody wants to see that.
NFL teams should be forced to score from the 1-yard line to get an extra point after touchdowns. For two-point conversions, put the ball at the 5.
Extra points were automatic until the ball was moved back to the 15 at the start of last season. If teams can't depend on kickers to put the ball between the uprights from 33 yards out, get rid of the play.
Maybe even get rid of kickers entirely. Abolish field goals , too.
That'll make football fun again.
Here are other overreactions following Week 11:
OVERREACTION: The Browns (0-11) are getting closer to a win. They stayed close until the end against the Steelers.
REALISTIC REACTION: No moral victories for winless teams.
OVERREACTION: The Vikings (6-4) are back on the playoff track.
REALISTIC REACTION: They needed two return TDs to beat the Cardinals (4-5-1). A first-place showdown looms at Detroit (6-4) on Thanksgiving Day.
OVERREACTION: Russell Wilson is a better receiver than anyone the Eagles have.
REALISTIC REACTION: Wilson had more yards receiving than all of Philadelphia's receivers at one point in the fourth quarter of Seattle's 26-15 win. Still, he's a quarterback.
OVERREACTION: The Cowboys (9-1) and Seahawks (7-2-1) are heading for a showdown in the NFC championship game.
REALISTIC REACTION: They're the class of the conference but they have to get through six games and then must win a playoff game.
OVERREACTION: Jameis Winston will lead the Buccaneers (5-5) to the NFC South title.
REALISTIC REACTION: A win at Kansas City (7-3) was impressive, but the Bucs get a reality check vs. Seattle next week.
OVERREACTION: A team with a losing record will win the AFC North.
REALISTIC REACTION: The Steelers (5-5) or Ravens (5-5) should get to eight wins.
OVERREACTION: Jason Pierre-Paul is back to his Pro Bowl form.
REALISTIC REACTION: He only has four sacks despite 2 1/2 against the Bears on Sunday.
OVERREACTION: Dak Prescott is the best rookie QB in NFL history.
REALISTIC REACTION: Dan Marino went to the Super Bowl his rookie year. Ben Roethlisberger was 13-0 and reached the AFC title game. Work to be done.
OVERREACTION: Kirk Cousins deserves that multiyear contract the Redskins didn't want to give him.
REALISTIC REACTION: He's been impressive, but he needs to win a playoff game first before he gets a nine-figure deal.
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