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NFL Featured Game of the Week - Vikings/Packers

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 7 - Minnesota Vikings At Green Bay Packers

     The Vikings have started to turn their season around. Last week they picked up their second win against the one win Cowboys. Now they have to go to Green Bay who hasn't exactly been playing up to their potential. But, who has.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Vikings 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Future
Packers 0 0.0 0.0 0.0  
Packers strike first and take the early 7-0 lead. This was a rather short drive in terms of time of possession so it only resulted in 17 PossessionPoints. The Packers had a more sustained drive to start the game but threw a red zone interception, so that time of possession resulted in 0 PossessionPoints.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Vikings 0 0.0 -17.3 17.3 1Q
Packers 7 17.3 17.3 0.0 5:07
Vikings answer right back. Set up by a great kickoff return by Harvin the Vikings kept the ball for 3 minutes and 56 seconds and scored a TD to tie the score at 7. That drive was worth 27 PossessionPoints about 10 more than the Packer scoring drive.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Vikings 7 27.5 10.3 17.3 1Q
Packers 7 17.3 -10.3 27.5 1:11
Packers move quickly down the field and retake a 7 point advantage. In PossessionPoints it is closer with both teams totaling about 27 right now.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Vikings 7 27.5 -0.1 27.7 2Q
Packers 14 27.7 0.1 27.5 14:53
This is shaping up to be a shootout, no field goals yet, all TDs. The Vikings have had the better PossessionPoints drives but as of now the scoreboard has it all even.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Vikings 14 64.5 36.8 27.7 2Q
Packers 14 27.7 -36.8 64.5 10:16
We have our first field goal but it followed a replay overturn of a Viking TD. (Not sure I can see what the ref saw on that replay but he is the man that makes the final decision). Packers need to get moving.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Vikings 17 77.1 49.4 27.7 2Q
Packers 14 27.7 -49.4 77.1 3:59
The second half starts much like the first half with the Packers striking first after a Favre interception. The Packers still haven't moved out of the red in PossessionPoints but they are getting very close to the yellow.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Vikings 17 77.1 22.4 54.7 3Q
Packers 21 54.7 -22.4 77.1 8:44
Another interception by Favre, this one the Packers returned for a TD so there were no PossessionPoints on that score.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Vikings 17 77.1 22.4 54.7 3Q
Packers 28 54.7 -22.4 77.1 7:45
Favre and the Vikings aren't going to go quietly. They have now turned green in PossessionPoints. In case the Packers couldn't figure it out from the fact that they only have a 4 point lead, it is still only the 3rd quarter and there have been 52 points scored. They can't expect a 4 point lead will hold up.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Vikings 24 109.0 54.4 54.7 3Q
Packers 28 54.7 -54.4 109.0 4:12
The Packers were able to make the 4 points hold up, and even rarer they won despite being on the wrong side of a "green sweep". That happens less than 5% of the time.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Vikings 24 109.0 54.4 54.7 Final
Packers 28 54.7 -54.4 109.0