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Clutch Encounters: Week 14
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Clutch Encounters: Week 14

The Steelers and Ravens played another classic to decide the AFC North. Also: Joe Webb and Nick Foles get game-winning drives, heavy snow in Buffalo, a handsome quarterback in Houston, and Case Keenum blows his chance to be MVP in Carolina.

4 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2017, 2:22pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

FiveThirtyEight: How Aggressive Is Your QB?

At FiveThirtyEight, Scott Kacsmar looks at which quarterbacks are the most conservative and aggressive this season as measured by how often they throw short of a successful play.

7 comments, Last at 15 Dec 2017, 9:08am by Mr Shush
Clutch Encounters: NO-ATL
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Clutch Encounters: NO-ATL

If you enjoy an excessive amount of injuries, penalties, and bad interceptions thrown by veteran quarterbacks, then Saints-Falcons was right up your alley. We look at the big early swings that went against New Orleans, Matt Ryan's pick parade, and a most regrettable throw by Drew Brees.

11 comments, Last at 25 Feb 2018, 3:54am by CarRepairing

ESPN: Week 14 DFS Matchups

At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite Week 14 DFS matchups include Alex Smith, Rex Burkhead, Davante Adams, and Cameron Brate. We're also walking on the wild side with Blaine Gabbert against the Titans.

Clutch Encounters: Week 13
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Clutch Encounters: Week 13

Pittsburgh and Cincinnati clash for a bit of the old ultra-violence. Also: the Kansas City spiral, Jimmy Garoppolo impresses, an AFC South rerun, Derrick Henry's irrelevant long touchdowns, and the effects of modified overtime.

16 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2017, 2:34pm by LordChozo

ESPN: Week 13 DFS Matchups

At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite Week 13 DFS matchups include Drew Brees, Jordan Howard, Mike Evans, and Hunter Henry.

Clutch Encounters: Week 12
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Clutch Encounters: Week 12

Pittsburgh and Arizona remind us that you only need 20 seconds for a field goal. Also: a most predictable Titans-Colts ending, a tale of three seasons in 12 weeks for the Chiefs, and Joe Flacco shows us what a "Flacco" is on Monday night.

Clutch Encounters: Thanksgiving
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Clutch Encounters: Thanksgiving

The Lions and Giants lost close games on Thanksgiving. How have the four "clutch" teams from 2016, including Oakland and Miami, fared this season? Also: praise for Kirk Cousins and the new King of the North.

1 comment, Last at 24 Nov 2017, 8:41pm by BearDown103

ESPN: Week 12 DFS Matchups

At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite Week 12 DFS matchups include Ben Roethlisberger, Kareem Hunt, Doug Baldwin, and Vernon Davis. Expect a bounce-back week for the offenses in Kansas City and Dallas.

2018 Hall of Fame Semifinalists Announced

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has revealed the 27 semifinalists for the Class of 2018.

68 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2017, 10:21am by ZDNeal