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NFL Featured Game of the Week - Eagles/Falcons

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,
There are links to past season "Feature Game" pages at the bottom of this page.

Featured Game Week 2 - Philadelphia Eagles At Atlanta Falcons

     Going into the season we have this as a preview to our NFC championship game. You can read our full "Season Preview" by signing up for our "Free membership". Just go to our Members page and register. The Falcons had a rough start last week in Chicago but last season they were an outstanding home team. We look for a much better effort from the Falcons this week, but note the Eagles are favored in this game.  
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Future
Falcons 0 0.0 0.0 0.0  
After a couple of drives by both teams that really didn't go very far the Falcons finally broke through. They moved some pretty big chunks with running plays so they ended up with a pretty good 1st quarter PossessionPoints drive worth 27 PossessionPoints.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 0 0.0 -27.8 27.8 1Q
Falcons 7 27.8 27.8 0.0 2:44
The Eagles answer back with an impressive drive of their own. A long time consuming drive produced 7 points and 54 PossessionPoints.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 7 54.7 26.9 27.8 2Q
Falcons 7 27.8 -26.9 54.7 10:54
The Eagles got the ball in good field position but their drive stalled in the red zone and they had to settle for a field goal. It was worth almost 12 PossessionPoints and the Eagles are now solidly in the "yellow".
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 10 66.1 38.3 27.8 2Q
Falcons 7 27.8 -38.3 66.1 6:46
It looked like the Eagles were going to open up the lead when Mike Vick fumbled in the red zone and the Falcons returned it to the Eagles 20. That set up a very short field and 44 seconds later the Falcons had the lead back. This should be a great second half.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 10 66.1 32.4 33.6 2Q
Falcons 14 33.6 -32.4 66.1 1:13
Another Eagle turnover, this time a Vick pass was intercepted leads to a quick Falcon score. Not many PossessionPoints being piled up by the Falcons, this one isn't over yet.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 10 66.1 24.0 42.0 3Q
Falcons 21 42.0 -24.0 66.1 11:56
Yup, this one is a long way from over, the Eagles answered quickly. One minute and 56 seconds after the Falcons scored the Eagles answered. This is a fun one that right now PossessionPoints are leaning towards the Eagles.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 17 83.5 41.4 42.0 3Q
Falcons 21 42.0 -41.4 83.5 10:00
After a Falcon turnover the Eagles retake the lead. Another sub 2 minute drive puts the Eagles in the "green" in PossessionPoints at 100.6. Historically 75% of teams that get to the "green" offensively win the game.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 24 100.6 58.5 42.0 3Q
Falcons 21 42.0 -58.5 100.6 7:52
Another short field following a short punt by the Falcons set the Eagles up in good position. Mike Vick got injured on the drive and Mike Kafka had to finish it. The Eagles got the TD and now have a 10 point lead.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 31 119.3 77.3 42.0 3Q
Falcons 21 42.0 -77.3 119.3 1:59
A very nice drive by the Falcons has turned this into what we call a "Green-Green" shootout. This game is a shootout by just about any definition. It will be interesting to see what happens the final 10 minutes if Vick can't return. Right now it looks like Kafka coming back in.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 31 119.3 15.0 104.4 4Q
Falcons 28 104.4 -15.0 119.3 10:45
The shootout continues as the Falcons now have the edge after yet another 80 yard drive. They actually had to go 90 yards because of a 10 yard penalty on the first play. There are almost 5 minutes left but you have to wonder if Vick can't comeback if the Eagles can pull this one out.

Kafka actually looked good in the Eagles final drive but the drive came up short and this fine game ended with the 35-31 Final
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Eagles 31 119.3 -19.1 138.4 4Q -Final
Falcons 35 138.4 19.1 119.3 4:48



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