Welcome,                                                                                                                 Login
Skip Repetitive Navigational Links

NFL Featured Game of the Week - Chargers/Colts

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. 

If you want to know what to expect on this page. Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Week 10, Week 11 or some of our 2009 Feature Game Pages  Week 10 , Week 11 , Week 12, Week 13 Week14, Week 15 or Week 16



Featured Game Week 12 - San Diego Chargers At Indianapolis Colts

     The Chargers have started their late season charge but they run into the usually tough Colts tonight. The Colts are very wounded but they are always good at home. This will be a real test for Philip Rivers and the Chargers.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Chargers 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Future
Colts 0 0.0 0.0 0.0  
The Colts open up with a very impressive 78 yard drive. There were no big plays so it consumed a lot of time. As a result it was worth a very good 40 PossessionPoints.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Chargers 0 0.0 -40.1 40.1 1Q
Colts 7 40.1 40.1 0.0 9:16
The Chargers answer with a nice sustained drive of their own. Their drive stalls out in the red zone and they have to settle for 3.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Chargers 3 17.7 -22.4 40.1 1Q
Colts 7 40.1 22.4 17.7 3:22
The Charger defense makes up for the lack of a TD by the offense. They pick off Manning and return it to the end zone. This doesn't add any PossessionPoints but it does give them the lead on the scoreboard.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Chargers 10 17.7 -22.4 40.1 1Q
Colts 7 40.1 22.4 17.7 2:00
The Chargers covert another Manning interception into 3 points this time. All in all this is a pretty evenly matched game. Right now the two Indy turnovers are the difference. The Indy defense has only allowed two field goals.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Chargers 13 36.8 -3.4 40.1 2Q
Colts 7 40.1 3.4 36.8 10:04
Chargers get another field goal, but field goals don't win many games that's why their PossessionPoints aren't that much better than the Colts who only have the one TD.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Chargers 16 46.6 6.4 40.1 2Q
Colts 7 40.1 -6.4 46.6 4:39
The Colts get the ball with just about 2 minutes left in the half and Peyton Manning is one of the best in the business with 2 minutes left. He took them down for a TD.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Chargers 16 46.6 -3.4 50.0 2Q
Colts 14 50.0 3.4 46.6 0:22
The Chargers keep up their field goal fest. The Colts defense has been the ultimate, bend but don't break. The Chargers had a first and goal on the 3 and couldn't get a TD. This doesn't feel real good for the Chargers. The Colts first second half possession is coming up.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Chargers 19 75.1 25.1 50.0 3Q
Colts 14 50.0 -25.1 75.1 9:18
Another pick 6 by the Chargers defense opens up the lead. The Charger offense has been held to field goals but the defense had 3 TDs. Right now that is the difference.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Chargers 26 75.1 25.1 50.0 3Q
Colts 14 50.0 -25.1 75.1 8:21
The Colts defense finally broke. All night long it had been bending holding the Chargers to field goals. But all those drives took their toll and the Charger offense finally broke through with a TD. They are now green, which is the 75% win zone.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Chargers 33 135.2 85.2 50.0 4Q
Colts 14 50.0 -85.2 135.2 11:26
Chargers add another field goal and with 5:25 left in the game this one is about over.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Chargers 36 166.4 116.4 50.0 4Q
Colts 14 50.0 -116.4 166.4 5:25
Peyton Manning threw his 4th interception of the game as they drove for a potentially meaningless score. Chargers earn the "green sweep" with mostly field goals.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Chargers 36 166.4 116.4 50.0 Final
Colts 14 50.0 -116.4 166.4