FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
RUSSELL WILSON AND SEAHAWKS’ WIN AGAINST LIONS HIGHLIGHTS WILD CARD EDITION OF NFL TURNING POINT THURSDAY AT 1:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
Hour Long Episode to Feature:
NFL Films Breaks Down Strong Performance by Seahawks’ WR Doug Baldwin and RB Thomas Rawls
In-Depth Examination of Steelers’ Victory Over Dolphins
NFL Turning Point Analyzes Packers’ Win Over Giants
Review of Texans’ Dominant Performance Against Raiders
NFL Turning Point Hosted by Football Night In America’s Dan Patrick
STAMFORD, CONN. – January 10, 2017 – This week’s special 60-minute Wild Card edition of NFL Turning Point, debuting Thursday at 1:30 a.m. ET / Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. PT on NBCSN, breaks down QB Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks’ matchup with the Detroit Lions, and studies the strong performances by Seahawks’ WR Doug Baldwin and RB Thomas Rawls in the win.
In addition, the show takes and in-depth look at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory over the Miami Dolphins; analyzes the Green Bay Packers’ win against the New York Giants; and examines the Houston Texans’ dominant performance against the Raiders.
Hosted by Football Night In America’s Dan Patrick, 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 features:
- Lions-Seahawks:NFL Turning Point shines a spotlight on the missed opportunities by QB Matthew Stafford and the Lions’ offense early in the game, and examines how Wilson and the Seahawks capitalized on Detroit’s mistakes. The segment also reviews Baldwin’s 11 catches for 104 yards, including his 42-yard toe tapping sideline reception, 10-yard acrobatic behind-the-back catch, and 13-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
- Dolphins-Steelers:NFL Films analyzes the performances of QB Ben Roethlisberger, WR Antonio Brown and RB Le’Veon Bell, and studies how Pittsburgh’s “Big Three” led the Steelers to their 30-12 victory over the Dolphins. NFL Turning Point reviews Brown’s 50-yard and 62-yard touchdown receptions in the first quarter, as well as Bell’s franchise postseason-record 167 rushing yards and two scores.
In addition, the segment features in-game audio from Dolphins’ DE Cameron Wake and Steelers’ G David DeCastro, who were wired-for-sound during Sunday’s matchup.
- Giants-Packers:NFL Turning Point studies the dropped balls and costly errors made by the Giants’ receivers early in the game, as well as the inability of New York to score a touchdown in the first half. NFL Films also highlights how Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers was able to consistently scramble outside the pocket and find open receivers. The segment studies Rodgers’ Hail Mary pass to WR Randall Cobb, and reviews Cobb’s five receptions for 116 yards and three touchdowns.
- Raiders-Texans:Featuring in-game audio from Texans’ DE Jadeveon Clowney, the segment reviews Clowney’s interception in the first quarter, and analyzes how he and the Texans’ defense applied pressure on Raiders’ QB Connor Cook throughout the game. The segment also highlights the overall performance of Texans’ QB Brock Osweiler and WR DeAndre Hopkins, including Hopkins acrobatic 38-yard sideline catch in the second quarter.
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.
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