NFL nixes need for extra-point attempt after game-winning TD

The NFL passed another rule change that came in under the radar Tuesday. The league will no longer require a team to line up for an extra point or two-point attempt after scoring a game-winning touchdown, according to Jeremy Bergman of The rule was approved by the NFL’s competition committee. The impetus for such a rule change came after the Minnesota Vikings scored a last-gasp victory over the New Orleans Saints as the clock ticked down in their 2017 divisional playoff game.

Smoak connected against reliever Tommy Kahnle in the seventh, then brought the crowd of 29,091 to its feet with his second career slam, a drive off Robertson (0-1).

He’s one of the best in the game so you know it’s going to be a tough at-bat, Smoak said of his nine-pitch encounter with Robertson. I just tried to battle and battle and battle.

Smoak went 3 for 4 with a walk and six RBI in his seventh career multihomer game as Toronto gained a series split, winning the final two games.

The 37-year-old-model-turned-author told the Wall Street Journal that it’s not her decision to make when it comes to the New England Patriots quarterback calling it a career.

It’s his decision and he knows it, Bundchen said in the interview. It wouldn’t be fair any other way.

Brady, who will be 41 in August, won the NFL MVP award at age 40, but the Patriots suffered a disappointing 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII, keeping Brady from his sixth title. Bundchen noted that Brady is so focused right now and that she can see just how passionate he remains about football.

I’m glad I was thinking the way I was thinking, Smoak said of his decision to look for the fastball.

Smoak’s other slam also came against the Yankees. In 2015, he went deep off Ivan Nova to become the first Blue Jays player to hit a grand slam in the Bronx — Toronto joined the majors in 1977.

Tyler Clippard (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning and Seung Hwan Oh finished for his first save.patriots_097

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