For the first two preseason games, the NFL will experiment and have teams line up at the 20-yard line to attempt an extra point. It will turn out to be a 37-38 yard field goal instead of a 20 yarder. The NFL will see how it goes and make a decision from there. Last season, kickers missed just five of 1,267 extra-point attempts, a conversion rate of 99.6 percent.
Looking at stats compiled by ESPN.com, most kickers are very successful from 30-39 yards. I don’t think we’ll see many problems during the preseason. Field conditions will be at their best. Weather should be great and kickers will be kicking from the middle of the field.