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Ben Roethlisberger wants the Steelers to go for 2 every time

Considering how successful the Steelers were with two-point conversions last season, it may not be a bad idea.

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Tuesday that, if it were up to him, the team would go for two after every single touchdown.

"I think we should," Roethlisberger said. "I think we should go for it every time."

According to Roethlisberger, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is fully on board with the idea.

"He's the one that brought it up to me," Roethlisberger said.

Last season, the NFL tested out moving extra point attempts back to the 15-yard line, a rule change the league formally adopted this offseason. Extra points, which had been nearly automatic, suddenly became a lot more challenging and uncertain in 2015. NFL kickers missed 71 extra point kicks last season, compared to a total of 37 missed extra points over the course of the previous four seasons combined.

The Steelers had a lot of success with two-point conversions last season. On a league-high 11 attempts, they converted eight times.

In Week 12 of the 2015 season, in a 45-10 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, the Steelers set the all-time NFL record for the most two-point conversions in one season.

Coincidentally, on the same day the Steelers established that record, kickers around the league collectively missed more extra point kicks in that day's games than they had over the entirety of the previous season.

Roethlisberger suggested the Steelers may set a new record for successful two-point conversions this season.

"We had a game plan going into every game -- I think a lot depends on the team that we're playing, what kind of team they are, where we are, the environment, the elements, things like that," Roethlisberger said. "But I wouldn't be surprised if we don't go for it even more than we did last year."

And the Steelers' success with two-point conversions is still pretty unique to them. The Packers, who had the second-most attempts in the league behind Pittsburgh, converted 4 of 6 two-point attempts. The Steelers converted more two-point attempts than the Packers even tried last season.

That's because the Steelers actually work at it in practice.

"We practice it literally every day. It drives us crazy that we have to do it every day," Roethlisberger said. "When we get in that situation, we feel extremely confident. It's not about if we're going to do it, it's about what play are we going to pick."

In their postseason loss to the Denver Broncos, the Steelers closed the gap to seven points with less than a minute remaining. If they had gotten into the end zone again, Roethlisberger said that they would have gone for two -- and the win.

"I believe so," Roethlisberger said. "In a situation like that, why not?"

The Steelers' two-point conversion rate of nearly 73 percent in 2015 eclipses league averages over the past several seasons. In 2014, the league average for two-point conversion percentage was just 47.5 percent.

"If we do it every day and if we're 50 percent ... there's your 14 points," Roethlisberger said. "Why not give it a shot?"

With that kind of success rate, there's no reason the Steelers shouldn't keep going for it.