PAT rule change shouldn't impact Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- How much will the new extra-point rule impact the Green Bay Packers?

Probably not much from a strategic standpoint, given that the two-point conversion has been anything but automatic under coach Mike McCarthy.

Since McCarthy took over in 2006, the Packers have converted just 38.9 percent of their two-point tries in the regular season. That is well below the NFL average of 46.9 percent during that time, and it ranks 23rd in the league, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Last season, the Packers were just 1-of-4 on two-point tries (including playoffs).

McCarthy has attempted two-point conversions after just 4 percent of the Packers' touchdowns, a rate that ranks tied for 17th in the league since the start of the 2006 season.

Meanwhile, kicker Mason Crosby has been practically automatic on field goals of either 32 or 33 yards, the new distance for PATs. He has made 19-of-21 kicks from that distance in his career.