extra point


Definition of extra point

: a point gained on a conversion in football

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Recent Examples on the Web Unfortunately for the Saints, kicker John Carney missed the extra point (back when attempts were kicked from the 2-yard line) and there would be no overtime. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, "Greatest trick plays in NFL history, from Philly Special to Dan Marino's fake spike," 1 Apr. 2020 For his career, Fairbairn has connected on 77 of 92 field goals for 83.7 percent accuracy and 111 of 121 extra points (91.7 percent). Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Texans re-sign kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn to four-year deal," 10 Mar. 2020 With the successful extra point, the Chiefs take a 24-20 lead. Austin Knoblauch, Los Angeles Times, "Super Bowl LIV game updates: Chiefs lead 49ers 24-20 in fourth quarter," 2 Feb. 2020 Kicker Anders Carlson kicked well on extra points, field goals and kickoffs until the Ole Miss game. Giana Han, al, "Grading Auburn’s 2019 season," 5 Jan. 2020 Austin Seibert missed the extra point, which seemed like foreshadowing. cleveland, "Freddie Kitchens doesn’t help himself in Browns’ 31-15 loss to the Ravens to fall to 6-9 and kill playoff hopes," 22 Dec. 2019 But Dan Bailey missed the extra point, The Vikings got the ball back but Cousins threw an incompletion on fourth and 3 with 2:27 left in the game. Chris Tomasson, Twin Cities, "Vikings’ comeback falls short in 37-30 loss at Seattle; Dalvin Cook injury not serious," 3 Dec. 2019 Fullback Kyle Juszczyk caught San Francisco's first touchdown of the game and the extra point was good, evening things out at 10-10. Jordan Freiman, CBS News, "Super Bowl 2020: Kansas City wins Super Bowl LIV 31-20," 2 Feb. 2020 Bison quarterback Burns connected with wide receiver Kamary Joseph to tie the score at 14-14 as the extra point failed. Emmett Hall, sun-sentinel.com, "MTI Bison conclude inaugural season with national championship," 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of extra point

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of extra point was circa 1949

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8 Apr 2020

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“Extra point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extra%20point. Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of extra point

American football : a point scored after a touchdown by kicking the ball between the goalposts or by carrying or throwing it a short distance into the end zone

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