Ben Roethlisberger

The 2015 season wasn't the two-point conversion free-for-all that some had anticipated, but teams certainly attempted them on a more regular basis -- none more than the Pittsburgh Steelers.

As for 2016, Ben Roethlisberger hopes that number goes up. If he has it his way, the Steelers will attempt a two-point conversion after every single touchdown.


Roethlisberger's math is right on the money. With the extra-point kick moved back 15 yards, NFL kickers are hitting at a 94.2 percent rate, earning .942 points per extra-point attempt.

But two-point conversions were slightly more valuable: Conversion rates were only 48.3 percent, but since double the points are awarded, teams averaged .966 points per conversion attempt.

The Steelers, meanwhile, have an offense that's built for the two-point conversion. In 2015, they were successful on 72 percent of attempts, earning 1.44 points per attempt. Even if those numbers dropped as the sample size grew larger, they would still likely do better than if they attempted an extra-point kick.

Teams that do well in short yardage situations typically fare better with two-point conversions, and Pittsburgh is at the front of that pack. Big Ben isn't being arrogant: He's just doing what the data tells him.

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