The extra point is also known as the PAT or point after touchdown. In this tutorial, we will revisit the PAT and discuss how the special teams perform it.
A PAT is performed by the special teams only after a touchdown is scored.
The PAT takes place on the 15 yard line (the one closer to the opposing team's end zone). It is an untimed scrimmage down, also called the try, where a team can kick the ball into the goal post for one point or run it into the end zone for two points.
- Extra Point (PAT) - 1 point
- Two Point Conversion (Conversion) - 2 points
If a team is unsuccessful, they earn zero additional points.
IMPORTANT: If you've ever wondered why a team only scored six points after a touchdown, it's because they missed the PAT.
The special teams will always perform the PAT.