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Why do football teams attempt an extra point or 2 point conversion after scoring a touchdown?


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2015-07-17 17:50:42
2015-07-17 17:50:42

The PAT was implemented to help reduce the number of ties. It was assumed that XPs would be missed at times but of course now it is almost automatic. The two point conversion was added to make games more exciting by giving teams a chance to tie or win a game they would otherwise not win with an XP kick. Under NFL rules, a team does not have to attempt points after touchdown.

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It is a scoring play used as a substitute for a point-after kick - the ball is advanced into the endzone like a touchdown play but it comes after the touchdown.

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That is the correct spelling of "touchdown" (a football scoring play).

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After scoring a touchdown the football team's coach opted to go for the 2-pt conversion instead of the traditional extra point try.

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They don't, the two point conversion is simply named a two point conversion where after a team scores a touchdown they attempt to get into the endzone once again, a safety is when the offense has possession of the ball and they are stopped and tackled in their own endzone

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by throwing a ball and scoring a touchdown


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