FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF RECORD SETTING PERFORMANCE BY STEELERS’ RB LE’VEON BELL HEADLINES NEW EPISODE OF “NFL TURNING POINT” THURSDAY AT 2:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
Episode to Include:
NFL Films Breaks Down Bell’s 236 Rushing Yards, 62 Receiving Yards and Three Touchdowns Against Bills
Spotlight Look at Performance of Giants’ Defense in Win Over Cowboys
Review of Aaron Rodgers and Packers’ Victory Against Seahawks
NFL Turning Point Hosted by Football Night In America’s Dan Patrick
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 13, 2016 – This week’s all-new edition of NFL Turning Point, debuting Thursday at 2:30 a.m. ET / Wednesday at 11:30 p.m. PT on NBCSN, breaks down Sunday’s record setting performance by Pittsburgh RB Le’Veon Bell, and analyzes the Steelers win over the Buffalo Bills.
In addition, the show takes an inside look at the strong performance by the New York Giants’ defense in their 10-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys, and how DE Romeo Okwara and CB Janoris Jenkins helped lead the team to victory; examines QB Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers’ win against the Seattle Seahawks; and reviews the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ victory over the New Orleans Saints.
Hosted by Football Night In America’s Dan Patrick, the 30-minute long NFL Turning Point, co-produced by NFL Films, airs weekly throughout the entire NFL season, including the playoffs and Super Bowl.
This week’s episode includes:
- Steelers – Bills: NFL Films reviews Bell’s performance, and examines how he became the first player in NFL history to have more than 220 rushing yards, 60+ receiving yards and three touchdowns in one game. The segment breaks down Bell’s three touchdowns, including his 7-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter, which proved to be the “turning point” in the game.
- Cowboys – Giants: NFL Turning Point takes an inside look at the strong performance of the Giants’ defense on Sunday, and the game-changing plays by Okwara and Jenkins. The segment also shines a spotlight on WR Odell Beckham Jr., and how his 61-yard touchdown late in the third quarter put the Giants ahead for good.
- Seahawks– Packers: The segment examines Rodgers’ performance against Seattle, and studies how the Packers defense was able to pressure Seahawks QB Russell Wilson into throwing five interceptions.
- Saints – Buccaneers: NFL Turning Point analyzes the matchup and highlights how strong special teams play in the fourth quarter helped secure the Buccaneers’ win.
Wednesday night’s Sounds of The Game – Powered by BOSE – segment will feature the Best of NFL Films Week 14 wires.
Each week NFL Turning Point is built around select NFL matchups from the previous weekend, and focuses on the crucial “turning point” moments that ultimately defined the outcome of each game. The show also features anatomy-of-a-play type segments and long-form game-of-the-week style narratives that include pre-game and post-game access, sideline sounds, jaw-dropping cinematography and incredible storytelling that is synonymous with NFL Films.
During the 2016-17 season NBCSN will air a total of 21 NFL Turning Point episodes. The season finale, scheduled to air on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, will look back at the “turning point” of Super Bowl LI.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–