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NFL Featured Game of the Week - Lions/Saints

On this page we will give a score by score breakdown of the PossessionPoints stat as the game progresses. Each week we will do this for the Sunday night game. There will be the familiar PossessionPoints game chart as well as written explanations.

If you want to know what to expect on this page. See:  Week 1,  Week 2Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Week 10, Week 11, or Week 12.
There are links to past season "Feature Game" pages at the bottom of this page.

Featured Game Week 13 - Detroit Lions At New Orleans Saints

     This game has all kinds of playoff implications for the NFC. The Saints are trying to win their division while the Lions are looking to get back into the wildcard position. Going into this week the Lions would not be in the playoffs.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Lions 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Future
Saints 0 0.0 0.0 0.0  
Saints get on the scoreboard first with a field goal.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Lions 0 0.0 -15.9 15.9 1Q
Saints 3 15.9 15.9 0.0 5:52
After neither offense did much in the first quarter the Saints have a nice drive that ends in a TD.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Lions 0 0.0 -48.9 48.9 2Q
Saints 10 48.9 48.9 0.0 11:44
A quick TD puts the Saints way up on the scoreboard but not so much in PossessionPoints. The Saints can't go to sleep the Lions have had some big comebacks this season.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Lions 0 0.0 -55.3 55.3 2Q
Saints 17 55.3 55.3 0.0 8:03
Lions have a nice drive and finally get on the board. If they can keep the Saints from scoring again this half it could be an interesting second half.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Lions 7 44.7 -10.7 55.3 2Q
Saints 17 55.3 10.7 44.7 2:28
The Saints answered with a 2 minute and 6 second touchdown drive that covered 80 yards. Quite the answer to the Lions TD.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Lions 7 44.7 -27.5 72.1 2Q
Saints 24 72.1 27.5 44.7 0:22
Lions have a nice field goal drive to start the third quarter but they are still down two TDs.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Lions 10 73.3 1.2 72.1 3Q
Saints 24 72.1 -1.2 73.3 9:16
It is now a one TD game. The Lions PossessionPoints look good but the Saints can move the ball quickly.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Lions 17 126.4 54.3 72.1 3Q
Saints 24 72.1 -54.3 126.4 0:43
One of those strange games where the Lions accumulated more PossessionPoints than the Saints.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Lions 17 126.4 32.0 94.5 4Q/ Final
Saints 31 94.5 -32.0 126.4 9:44



More Past Feature games:

2010: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Week 10, Week 11, Week 12, Week 13, Week 14

2009:  Week 10 , Week 11 , Week 12, Week 13 Week14, Week 15 or Week 16