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NFL Featured Game of the Week - Cowboys/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 9 - Dallas Cowboys At Green Bay Packers

     We are sure when the schedule makers set this game for Sunday night they thought it would be a big game with playoff implications for both teams. Turns out, the Chief - Raiders game this week is bigger than this one. The Cowboys, now 1-6 can most likely only play spoiler. The Packers can't relax, the Cowboys do have talent on both sides of the ball, although they are still missing Tony Romo. But, perhaps, just perhaps one day they will wake up and play somewhere near where they are capable of. We'll be watching. 
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Cowboys 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Future
Packers 0 0.0 0.0 0.0  
After a scoreless opening quarter the Packers are on the board first with a 3 minute and 20 second TD drive. The Packers got a respectable 26 PossessionPoints on that drive.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Cowboys 0 0.0 -26.7 26.7 2Q
Packers 7 26.7 26.7 0.0 14:15
Cowboys still haven't put together any offense, the Packers score a second TD. This time the drive takes 3 minutes and 52 seconds. So the Packers are now just shy of the "yellow" region with 57 PossessionPoints.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Cowboys 0 0.0 -57.6 57.6 2Q
Packers 14 57.6 57.6 0.0 8:26
Packers are starting to pour it on, this last drive took 4 minutes and 52 seconds, they are now only a couple of PossessionPoints away from the "green" offensive PossessionPoints.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Cowboys 0 0.0 -97.1 97.1 2Q
Packers 21 97.1 97.1 0.0 2:13
Things are going from bad to worse for the Cowboys, they "fumble" the kick-off and the Packers recover and run it in for a TD. Replay showed the Cowboy was most likely down but since it was still before the 2 minute warning and the Cowboys didn't have a time out left they couldn't challenge the ruling.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Cowboys 0 0.0 -97.1 97.1 2Q
Packers 28 97.1 97.1 0.0 2:04
Too early to call it so what points but the Packers didn't put up much resistance as the Cowboys drove 1 minute and 48 second drive for a TD in the final 2 minutes of the half.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Cowboys 7 14.4 -82.7 97.1 2Q
Packers 28 97.1 82.7 14.4 0:16
The Packers have now turned "Green" offensively. So if the score didn't tell you this, PossessionPoints now says that the Packers looking good for the win. Teams that turn green win 75% of the time.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Cowboys 7 14.4 -111.6 126.0 3Q
Packers 35 126.0 111.6 14.4 8:38
If you didn't already know, this game is over. The Cowboys may get some more points and some PossessionPoints but they will not win this game.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Cowboys 7 14.4 -166.9 181.3 4Q
Packers 38 181.3 166.9 14.4 13:08
Even when the Cowboys appear to be moving the Packers end up scoring. A ball batted in the air is intercepted for a defensive TD. This game has been over for a while, but this is completely out of reach.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Cowboys 7 14.4 -166.9 181.3 4Q
Packers 45 181.3 166.9 14.4 11:07
The game ended with a sack of Kitna, the Cowboys were bad tonight and the Packers earned "Green Sweep"
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Cowboys 7 14.4 -166.9 181.3 Final
Packers 45 181.3 166.9 14.4