You knew this was coming. Unlike other NFL Films shows like Sound FX and Inside The NFL which look at the whole league meaning very briefly for each team, Turning Point focuses on only the best game(s) of the week as well as game(s) that were pre-set for the show. 3 to 4 games per episode are featured in total. There was no way that the Bengals were not going to be featured, after the roller-coaster of a game last Sunday.
For those like me who have NBC Sports Network, you'll want to tune in Wednesday at 10 pm. The show does a superb job of both the typical displays of awesome NFL Films cinematography, and also looking at "coaches' film" and breaking down plays in detail; I'd expect the Bengals/Packers to get 10-15 minutes of the episode's run time. Just an FYI, the Bengals made the show six times last season, for better (at Redskins, vs. Raiders, at Steelers) and for worse (vs. Steelers, vs. Cowboys, at Texans in the playoffs). It gives the winning team more air time but focuses plenty on the loser as well. The Redskins, Cowboys, and both Steelers games made the cut for the fact that they were close and exciting games, and the Raiders and Texans ones were pre-set (the show wired up Dalton and Lewis for sound in Week 12, and all the NFL playoff games were featured regardless of the outcome).
Tomorrow night’s episode of NFL Turning Point breaks down the key plays in last Sunday’s Green Bay Packers-Cincinnati Bengals matchup, and the back-and-forth momentum shifts between the two teams during the game.
- Packers-Bengals: NFL Turning Point breaks down Sunday’s NFC-AFC contest between Green Bay and Cincinnati, shines a spotlight on the individual play of Bengals QB Andy Dalton, RB Giovani Bernard and DB Leon Hall, and examines how each player individually influenced the game. In addition, NFL Films analyzes the competitive matchup between Packers WR Randall Cobb and Leon Hall.