Cowboys Game Clock Management , 4th Quarter Perfomances of Joe Flacco, and Russell Wilson Featured in This Week's 'NFL Turning Point'

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October 16th, 2012

via press release:




New Episode Airs Wednesday, Oct. 17, 10 P.M. ET on NBC Sports Network



New York – October 16, 2012 -- Emmy-nominated NFL Turning Point, NBC Sports Network’s weekly NFL show co-produced by NFL Films, airs this Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET. In this week’s episode: NFL Turning Point examines Sunday’s Seahawks-Patriots game, and how rookie QB Russell Wilson was able to out duel Tom Brady and the Patriots; Joe Flacco and the Ravens victory over the Cowboys, including Dallas’ questionable management of the game clock; and a spotlight look at the first six weeks of Robert Griffin III’s rookie season. In addition, Football Night In America’s Rodney Harrison and Tony Dungy will breakdown the keys to this Sunday’s Bengals-Steelers game.


Hosted by Football Night In America’s Dan Patrick, the hour-long program will air throughout the entire NFL season, including the playoffs and Super Bowl.


This week’s episode will include:


- An in-depth look at the Seahawks–Patriots, and how Seattle’s rookie quarterback Russell Wilson was able to lead the Seahawks to a thrilling comeback over New England. NFL Turning Point examines how critics questioned head coach Pete Carroll's decision to start Wilson at quarterback, instead of veteran Matt Flynn. It also looks at how the Seahawks defense figured out the Patriots offense in the second-half, and how Wilson overcame a 13-point fourth quarter deficit by throwing two touchdown passes in the final 7:21 to win the game.


- Joe Flacco was wired for sound during the Ravens wild game against Tony Romo and the Cowboys. NFL Turning Point analyzes the fourth-quarter of the game, and the Cowboys questionable management of the clock during the final minutes.


- NFL Films shines a spotlight on Robert Griffin III’s rookie season and his first six-weeks in the league. The show examines RG III’s return to action, his fearless play and his maturity as a quarterback.


- Football Night In America’s Rodney Harrison and Tony Dungy look ahead to this Sunday’s Bengals-Steelers matchup and breakdown the keys to the game for both teams. Harrison and Dungy will use the coaches clicker to analyze what makes Ben Roethlisberger difficult to defend when he gets out of the pocket.



Each week NFL Turning Point will be built around select NFL match-ups from the previous weekend, and will focus on the crucial “turning point” moments that ultimately defined the outcome of each game. The show will feature anatomy-of-a-play type segments and long form, Game-of-the-Week style narratives that include the pre-game and post-game access, sideline sounds, jaw-dropping cinematography and incredible storytelling that is synonymous with NFL Films.


Earlier this year NFL Films and NBC Sports Group agreed to renew the Emmy-nominated NFL Turning Point, for the 2012, 2013, and 2014 seasons. This year, NBC Sports Network will air a total of 22 episodes, running throughout the entire NFL season, including the playoffs and Super Bowl. The season finale, scheduled to air on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, will look back at the turning point of Super Bowl XLVII.



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