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Clutch Encounters: Week 15
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Clutch Encounters: Week 15

The Saints all but end another Carolina season, but we liked these teams better when they scored points. Also: Chicago's dragon-slaying win, Vance Joseph's huge blunder, Nick Foles does it again in LA, and the most unusual Patriots-Steelers game yet.

Clutch Encounters: LAC-KC
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Clutch Encounters: LAC-KC

The Chargers stunned the Chiefs with another 14-point fourth-quarter comeback on the road. We look at how it happened and which team should feel better about a potential rematch in January.

21 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2018, 12:31am by jayman4
Clutch Encounters: Week 14
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Clutch Encounters: Week 14

Patrick Mahomes delivers a gut-check win for the Chiefs at home in a week filled with great endings. Also: Amari Cooper crow gifts, the Steelers drop another one in Oakland, Sam Darnold's first comeback win, and the Dolphins pull off a historic game-winning lateral play against the Patriots of all teams.

8 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2018, 2:54pm by ChrisS
Clutch Encounters: Week 13
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Clutch Encounters: Week 13

Week 13 is an unlucky one for several of the game's high-profile quarterbacks. Pittsburgh blows a big lead at home for the first time ever. Also: Chicago's fun near-comeback, the end of an era in Green Bay, hollow passing stats rule 2018, and an absolute stunner in Jacksonville.

5 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2018, 10:12pm by Will Allen
Chiefs Release Kareem Hunt Following TMZ Video

Chiefs Release Kareem Hunt Following TMZ Video

The Chiefs have released running back Kareem Hunt.

32 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2018, 5:40pm by bravehoptoad
Clutch Encounters: NO-DAL
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Clutch Encounters: NO-DAL

Defense lives. Dallas ends another long New Orleans winning streak, but can this season still end in a Super Bowl for the Saints? Included: the death of completion percentage, terrible officiating, and is the cliff much closer than we thought for Drew Brees as he approaches 40?

8 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2018, 11:01am by Bob Smith
Clutch Encounters: Week 12
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Clutch Encounters: Week 12

The Steelers flopped in a small game, but is Denver still a playoff contender? Not if you trust process over outcome. Also: Andrew Luck's 20th game-winning drive, Seattle finally wins a road shootout, Eagles save season with rare comeback, and the Jaguars go apocalyptic in Buffalo.

7 comments, Last at 29 Nov 2018, 4:29am by Subrata Sircar
Clutch Encounters: CHI-DET
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Clutch Encounters: CHI-DET

Chase Daniel earns his first fourth-quarter comeback, but Eddie Jackson is the new Mike Brown in Chicago with another big pick-six in closing time. Where have all the comebacks gone for the Lions, and how much has pressure helped Vic Fangio's defense rack up interceptions?

3 comments, Last at 24 Nov 2018, 5:22pm by LionInAZ
2019 Hall of Fame Semifinalists Announced

2019 Hall of Fame Semifinalists Announced

On Tuesday night, the Pro Football Hall of Fame released the names of the 25 semifinalists for the 2019 class.

24 comments, Last at 30 Nov 2018, 4:51pm by Richie
Clutch Encounters: Week 11
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Clutch Encounters: Week 11

A historic week of close contests ends with the first game ever where both teams scored 50 points. Was Chiefs-Rams the greatest regular-season game in NFL history? Also: Roethlisberger shakes off his worst start, Riverboat Ron sinks, and the Falcons and Chargers are up to their old tricks.

6 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2018, 3:37pm by PTORaven