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NFL Featured Game of the Week - Eagles/Cowboys

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 14 - Philadelphia Eagles At Dallas Cowboys

     The Eagles expected they would go into this game knowing if the Giants had won or not, but snow in Minneapolis foiled that plan and moved the Giants game to Monday night. The Eagles will have to approach this as if they need it to hold the division. 
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Future
Cowboys 0 0.0 0.0 0.0  
Eagles strike first and quickly. The big play was the first play from Vick to Jackson. The drive totaled 3:13 so it produced a decent 22 PossessionPoints.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 7 22.5 22.5 0.0 1Q
Cowboys 0 0.0 -22.5 22.5 11:47
The Cowboys answer back with a 6 minute drive so they total 43 PossessionPoints to start. This has the makings of a "Green-Green" shootout. We will see if any defense shows up tonight.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 7 22.5 -21.1 43.6 1Q
Cowboys 7 43.6 21.1 22.5 5:33
Well, the defenses did show up and after several unproductive offensive series and multiple punts the Eagles offense got into gear again and scored another TD on another 3 minute drive.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 14 46.5 2.9 43.6 2Q
Cowboys 7 43.6 -2.9 46.5 5:49
Cowboys manage to get a field goal before the half ends and tightens this game up.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 14 46.5 -3.4 49.9 2Q
Cowboys 10 49.9 3.4 46.5 0:08
The Cowboys start the second half the way they ended the first, with a field goal. This drive took almost 5 minutes so it added 24 PossessionPoints to the Cowboys total.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 14 46.5 -26.9 73.4 3Q
Cowboys 13 73.4 26.9 46.5 10:18
After a Vick interception the Cowboys strike quickly to take a 6 point lead. The 1 minute 34 second drive adds another 14 PossessionPoints to the Cowboys total. They aren't far from the "Green" Offensive mark which happens at 100 PossessionPoints.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 14 46.5 -41.0 87.5 3Q
Cowboys 20 87.5 41.0 46.5 7:44
The Eagles answer on their next drive with a field goal. Their 2 minute drive was worth just13 PossessionPoints. Their next score will definitely take them out of the red and send them at least to the yellow zone. We could still be in for a "green - green" shootout.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 17 59.7 -27.8 87.5 3Q
Cowboys 20 87.5 27.8 59.7 5:06
Eagles even up this game with their longest drive of the night, 4 minutes and 18 seconds. This puts the PossessionPoints virtually tied. From a PossessionPoints, point of view this is anyone's game.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 20 85.5 -2.0 87.5 4Q
Cowboys 20 87.5 2.0 85.5 13:57
Eagles strike real quick with a 91 yard TD pass to Jackson. That "drive" was just 1 play and 19 seconds so it made very little change to the Eagles PossessionPoints total.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 27 88.7 1.1 87.5 4Q
Cowboys 20 87.5 -1.1 88.7 11:24
Eagles convert an interception into a field goal and are the first of these teams to turn "green". There are 8 minutes left in this game and it is now a 2 score deficit for the Cowboys.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 30 106.1 18.6 87.5 4Q
Cowboys 20 87.5 -18.6 106.1 8:17
Cowboys had to convert a 4th and 8 to keep the drive going but they have made it interesting with 4 minutes left in the game and all 3 timeouts.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 30 106.1 -20.6 126.7 4Q
Cowboys 27 126.7 20.6 106.1 4:22
Well, we got the "green-green" shootout we expected when this game opened. It was a very good game.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 30 106.1 -20.6 126.7 Final
Cowboys 27 126.7 20.6 106.1