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NFL Featured Game of the Week - Patriots/Steelers

On this page we will give a score by score breakdown of the PossessionPoints stat as the game progresses. There will be the familiar PossessionPoints game chart as well as written explanations. There will be additional commentary will be made on our Twitter feed on this and other games. 

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Featured Game Week 10 - New England Patriots At Pittsburgh Steelers

     This game is featuring two of the top AFC teams so far this season. The second half of the season is going to be tough sledding for the Patriots and it starts tonight at the Steelers. Tonight's game is a telling game for the capabilities of the Patriots. 
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Patriots 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Future
Steelers 0 0.0 0.0 0.0  
The Steelers didn't look good on their first offensive or first defensive series. Or to say it the other way around the Patriots look good on both their opening offensive and defensive series. The effect the Pats have a 7-0 lead and accumulated 28 PossessionPoints on their first score.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Patriots 7 28.8 28.8 0.0 1Q
Steelers 0 0.0 -28.8 28.8 9:48
The way the Steelers have been playing they almost have to count that field goal as a victory. The Patriots drive was hurt by a "chop block" penalty but they did get a field goal and almost 20 more PossessionPoints.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Patriots 10 45.1 45.1 0.0 1Q
Steelers 0 0.0 -45.1 45.1 1:03
The Steelers finally get on the board. Their field goal drive was worth just over 21 PossessionPoints. Both teams look like the will end the half in the "red" in PossessionPoints.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Patriots 10 45.1 23.7 21.5 2Q
Steelers 3 21.5 -23.7 45.1 5:08
The Patriots are proving to be another hard to predict team. This can't possibly be the same team that was beaten soundly by the Browns last week could it? The Pats opening drive in the 3rd quarter was 5 plus minutes and now has them with 91 PossessionPoints. They are just nine PossPts away from the "green" classification.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Patriots 17 91.9 70.5 21.5 3Q
Steelers 3 21.5 -70.5 91.9 9:48
One thing is for sure, nobody can kick at Heinz Field. The Steelers drove the length of the field and missed a short FG attempt. The Patriots marched down for a TD but missed the extra point. The Pats are now "Green" in PossessionPoints. That puts them in the 75% win category. The Steelers better wake up and move quickly if they hope to have any shot in this game.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Patriots 23 118.3 96.9 21.5 3Q
Steelers 3 21.5 -96.9 118.3 0:22
The Steelers finally get a TD, but they still have a lot of work to do as evidenced by the fact that they are still "red" in PossessionPoints.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Patriots 23 118.3 65.0 53.3 4Q
Steelers 10 53.3 -65.0 118.3 12:51
Patriots start to pour it on, it is just a matter of time.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Patriots 29 118.3 65.0 53.3 4Q
Steelers 10 53.3 -65.0 118.3 8:32
Steelers won't go quietly but they are still 11 points back with just 6 minutes left.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Patriots 29 118.3 45.2 73.1 4Q
Steelers 18 73.1 -45.2 118.3 6:44
Patriots open it back to 18 points and now have 141 PossesionPoints. Only 4:23 left in the game.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Patriots 36 141.8 68.7 73.1 4Q
Steelers 18 73.1 -68.7 141.8 4:23
Steelers answer with another 8, now just 10 points back. Time is the enemy here, there is just 2:59 left in the game.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Patriots 36 141.8 53.3 88.5 4Q
Steelers 26 88.5 -53.3 141.8 2:59
A Patriot field goal with 1:53 left in the game should put a cap on it.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Patriots 39 148.4 59.9 88.5 4Q
Steelers 26 88.5 -59.9 148.4 1:53
Patriots sure did turn themselves around this week after looking very bad against the Browns last week.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Patriots 39 148.4 59.9 88.5 Final
Steelers 26 88.5 -59.9 148.4