Ted Ginn

New kickoff rules don't hinder scoring, exciting plays in NFL's opening week

There were a record eight kickoffs and punts returned for TDs in Week 1
<p> There were a record eight kickoffs and punts returned for TDs in Week 1</p>

by Mark Ross

When the NFL announced in March that kickoffs would be moved from the 30-yard-line to the 35-yard-line, it was not well received. Everyone from players, coaches and team executives to analysts and fans voiced their displeasure at a decision the league said was made to address player safety concerns. The general consensus among the dissenters was this — moving the kickoff five yards would result in basically eliminating any sort of return.