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Bill Belichick

Steelers coach Tomlin a trendsetter in going for 2-point conversions

When NFL owners voted in May to change the extra-point rules for this season, everyone had their predictions on which coach would be the trendsetter and embrace the analytics. Would New England's Bill Belichick take the math and run to more points? Or would NFL contrarian Chip Kelly, coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, be the first to kick aside the old-school approach to PATs? Turns out it is Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, whose offense is 3-for-3 on 2-point conversions through the first two weeks of the season. The Steelers went for 2 after their first touchdown Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers and again midway through the second quarter. According to Elias Sports Bureau, the...