Tonight on “NFL Turning Point”: Calvin Goes Off

Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Intern Files, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Sneak Peek, Washington Redskins

This week’s episode of Turning Point kicks off with the Cowboys at the Lions. Heading into Sunday, this game featured two talented teams with high playoff aspirations. Dez Bryant finished the day with two scores, while Calvin Johnson nearly broke the single game receiving record. Both very impressive performances, but it was Matthew Stafford who stole the show. Wearing a wire for this game, see how Stafford took over the last 62 seconds and helped his team win one of the best games of the season.

The Patriots travelled down to Miami without three of their top defensive players in Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo, and Aqib Talib. Most defenses would struggle to stay competitive without that type of talent on the field, but then again, most defenses don’t have Bill Belichick wearing the headset. Take a look to see how Belichick’s second half adjustments prevented the Patriots from losing their first game to the Dolphins since 2009.

Heading into their first season with a new team, most players take some time getting acclimated to their new teammates. Wes Welker has been the exception. With a new All-Pro Quarterback throwing him the football, Welker continues to rack up the catches, while finding the endzone more than he ever has. Mic’d up for this game; see how Welker and Manning have designed ways to make Welker the league’s leader in touchdowns.

Last year the Saints defense was bad, historically bad. They allowed the most yards ever in a season. After failing to live up to high expectations in Dallas, Rob Ryan traveled over to Louisiana to try to work the Ryan magic on one of the worst defensive units in the league. What Rob has been able to do this season has been more than impressive. With virtually the same personnel, the Saints are giving up a mere 17 points per game. Mic’d up for this week’s game, see how guys like Cam Jordan have rectified their careers and made the Saints one of the toughest defenses in the league.

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