Under the new PAT rule adopted before last season, the defense can return a blocked extra point attempt for two points. Last year, the Saints scored the first ever defensive two-point conversion in NFL history.
Also asked, can you run back an intercepted 2 point conversion?
In the past, the ball was placed at the 2-yard line for both the PAT kick or the two-point conversion. *If the offense has the kick blocked, or the two-point try is fumbled or intercepted, the defense could run the ball back to the opposite end zone for two points.
What is a two point conversion in football?
In American and Canadian football, a two-point conversion or two-point convert is a play a team attempts instead of kicking a one-point conversion immediately after it scores a touchdown. If the team fails, no additional points are scored.
How do you get 2 points in the NFL?
Conversion attempts are used to score 1 or 2 points as follows:
- The offense may attempt a field goal kick which is worth 1 point.
- The offense may attempt to re-advance the ball into the opponent's end zone for a two-point conversion worth 2 points.