NFL TURNING POINT to Highlight 'Win-And-In' Week 17 Finales
Wild Week 17 finishes, including "win-and-in" scenarios in the NFC North and NFC East, highlight this week's episode of NFL Turning Point, which debuts this week on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.NFL Turning Point, hosted by Football Night In America's Dan Patrick, examines last week's matchups that saw the Packers and Eagles punch their tickets to the postseason, while the Bears and Cowboys faltered at home with their respective divisions on the line. NFL Turning Point begins with the Packers and Bears from Soldier Field in Chicago, with the NFC North title hanging in the balance. The episode highlights QB Aaron Rodgers' return to the Green Bay lineup after missing the past seven weeks due to injury, and studies his slow start to the game, in which he threw two interceptions on the Packers' first two possessions. The program shows how Rodgers found his rhythm in the second half to keep Green Bay in striking distance of Chicago, despite two touchdowns from Bears RB Matt Forte in the third quarter. NFL Turning Point will dive deep into the game's final drive, where the Packers converted three fourth-down situations, capped by Rodgers' fourth-and-eight touchdown throw to WR Randall Cobb in the final minute of the game. This week's episode of NFL Turning Point also focuses on the Eagles' 24-22 victory over the Cowboys to win the NFC East. The program highlights how Cowboys QB Kyle Orton utilized TEs Jason Witten and Gavin Escobar in the offense, and how the Dallas defense applied pressure on Eagles QB Nick Foles to keep the Cowboys in the game. NFL Turning Point will examine CB Brandon Boykin's interception of Orton late in the game to clinch the division for Philadelphia. The program will also feature audio from Chargers QB Philip Rivers from San Diego's 27-24 overtime win over Kansas City, propelling the Chargers into the postseason.