NEW YORK, NY (WTVB) - The days of the extra point in the NFL could be numbered. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell tells the NFL Network that kicking an extra point after touchdowns could be eliminated from the game to keep things lively. Goodell explains that the extra point is nearly automatic these days. He adds that one proposal is to award seven points for a touchdown instead of six and allow teams to choose the option to go for an eighth point with a passing or running play. Failure to convert that attempt would cause a team to lose a point, totaling six for the TD.
Meanwhile, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is making an effort to calm the controversy he stirred up. Sherman now says he regrets slamming San Francisco 49ers' receiver Michael Crabtree after Sunday's win in the NFC championship game. Sherman sent a text to ESPN's Ed Werder on Monday saying it wasn't his intent to take away from the fantastic game his teammates played by attacking an individual. He also told ESPN Radio that he could have reacted better during his postgame comments, in which he called Crabtree "mediocre." Sherman got his hand on a pass intended for Crabtree in the end zone as the closing seconds of the game ticked away. It fell into the hands of Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith to earn Seattle a 23-17 win over San Francisco and a ticket to Super Bowl 48.