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NFL Featured Game of the Week - Steelers/Colts

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, or Week 2
There are links to past season "Feature Game" pages at the bottom of this page.

Featured Game Week 3 - Indianapolis Colts At Pittsburgh Steelers

     Going into the season we weren't expecting much from the Colts and we definitely didn't have them as a playoff team this season. However we expected them to be 1-1 at this point in time, so their record of 0-2 is running behind our poor projection for their season at this point. Conversely we were expecting a lot from the Steelers this year and had expected them to be 2-0 at this point so they are running behind our expectation also. You can read our full "Season Preview" by signing up for our "Free membership". Just go to our Members page and register. This game will be a real test of what the Colts will really be this season, if they hope to compete for their division they need to get on track.  
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Steelers 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Future
Colts 0 0.0 0.0 0.0  
The Steelers open up the scoring early with a field goal. Good news for the Colts, it was only a field goal. Not many PossessionPoints associated with this opening score.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Steelers 3 6.9 6.9 0.0 1Q
Colts 0 0.0 -6.9 6.9 12:43
After trading a couple of punts the Steelers hit on a big play. It was another short drive as far as time of possession goes so it generate many PossessionPoints. The Steelers now need to put together a couple of time consuming drives ending in scores.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Steelers 10 13.0 13.0 0.0 1Q
Colts 0 0.0 -13.0 13.0 3:29
The first time consuming scoring drive goes to the Colts. This one is a long way from over but several "home" underdogs have won today, could this be another one?
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Steelers 10 13.0 -9.9 22.9 2Q
Colts 3 22.9 9.9 13.0 6:14
The Colts get a defensive score following a sack / fumble and even this game up. It is amazing to see how often home underdogs get their acts together for the home crowd.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Steelers 10 13.0 -9.9 22.9 2Q
Colts 10 22.9 9.9 13.0 1:46
Another turnover gave the Colts a short field, after a short drive they Colts get a go ahead field goal. PossessionPoints are still very low for both teams.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Steelers 10 13.0 -15.2 28.2 2Q
Colts 13 28.2 15.2 13.0 0:15
Steelers finally get some points on a decent drive. Unfortunately it was only 3 points. So we have a tie game, but Kerry Collins has left the game with a concussion so the Indy offense could be interetsting the remainder of the game.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Steelers 13 47.0 18.8 28.2 4Q
Colts 13 28.2 -18.8 47.0 12:10
Steelers convert a Curtis Painter fumble into a TD and take the score. As we have pointed out before there are no PossessionPoints for defensive scores.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Steelers 20 47.0 18.8 28.2 4Q
Colts 13 28.2 -18.8 47.0 5:13
Curtis Painter drives the Colts 80 yards for the tying score. The NFL is amazing!
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Steelers 20 47.0 -11.8 58.9 4Q
Colts 20 58.9 11.8 47.0 2:09
The Steelers drive back and kick the game winning field goal with 3 seconds left. The Colts had one final shot but they came up short.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Steelers 23 59.1 0.3 58.9 Final
Colts 20 58.9 -0.3 59.1  
   
   



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