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New rules accompany football's return

Originally Published: August 12, 2011
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Thursday night marked the much-awaited start to the 2011 NFL preseason, but it also marked the debut of two rule changes.

Kickoffs have been moved from the 30-yard line to the 35, and the opening night offered mixed reviews on the impact. The rule change that didn't seem to go over as well was the review of every score.

Starting this season, the replay official in the booth is mandated to confirm every score, whether it's a field goal or a ...

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