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Clutch Encounters: Week 6
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Clutch Encounters: Week 6

A bland week was spiced up by the Chiefs-Patriots and 49ers-Packers in prime time. Also: Pittsburgh loves playing in Cincinnati, Brock Osweiler loves the Bears, Falcons on the winning side of history, and is Nathan Peterman the worst NFL quarterback in decades?

8 comments, Last at 18 Oct 2018, 8:42am by Lost Ti-Cats Fan
2018 ALEX: The Early Results
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2018 ALEX: The Early Results

Our first look at 2018 ALEX finds Aaron Rodgers No. 1 in a key category, but why is Eli Manning right behind him? We also focus heavily on quarterbacks from the last four drafts, including one we should have predicted would have a high ALEX for based on his college days.

4 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2018, 1:02am by RobotBoy
Clutch Encounters: Week 5
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Clutch Encounters: Week 5

Sean McVay iced the Seahawks with the NFL's most effective play, but did Pete Carroll use his timeouts wrong? Also: Doug Pederson's rare two-point conversion, Josh Allen channels Mike McMahon, and one of the greatest field goals in NFL history bails out Carolina.

13 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2018, 11:35am by Joe Pancake
Drew Brees: The NFL's Passing King
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Drew Brees: The NFL's Passing King

Drew Brees needs 201 passing yards to surpass Peyton Manning as the NFL's new passing king. How long can his reign last, and who are the top challengers to the record?

43 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2018, 6:53pm by Alternator
Clutch Encounters: Week 4
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Clutch Encounters: Week 4

Patrick Mahomes aces another test in Denver to close a wild Week 4. Also: overtime decisions in the AFC South, where Hue Jackson went wrong, Atlanta's historic losing streak, a Zeke wrinkle, and the biggest problem with Pittsburgh's offense.

5 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2018, 8:40pm by Scott Kacsmar
Clutch Encounters: MIN-LAR
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Clutch Encounters: MIN-LAR

Jared Goff shines in his best game yet for the 4-0 Rams. Should the 1-2-1 Vikings be concerned? Also: Sean McVay punts on his Bill Belichick moment, and when did Kirk Cousins turn into Tony Romo?

8 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2018, 4:56pm by hoegher
Clutch Encounters: Week 3
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Clutch Encounters: Week 3

A historic shootout between the Saints and Falcons doesn't end in a tie. Also: big Andrew Luck concerns, smart Dolphins, deja vu in Jacksonville, The Full Fitzpatrick, and what exactly is Steve Wilks doing in Arizona?

1 comment, Last at 25 Sep 2018, 10:04pm by jamie_k74
Clutch Encounters: NYJ-CLE
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Clutch Encounters: NYJ-CLE

Cleveland's 19-game winless streak is over after Baker Mayfield's debut ignites a dramatic comeback. Why didn't Hue Jackson start the No. 1 pick sooner? We also look at how coaches go against their word on their rookie QB plans, and why they should start ASAP.

40 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2018, 6:05pm by justanothersteve
Clutch Encounters: Week 2
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Clutch Encounters: Week 2

Denver pulls out another September comeback at Mile High. A lousy week of kicking denies Kirk Cousins his finest win and a win of any kind for the Browns. Andrew Luck is turning into a dart-thrower, and Nick Foles ties the failed completions record.

14 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2018, 2:50pm by Damon
Clutch Encounters: BAL-CIN
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Clutch Encounters: BAL-CIN

Cincinnati held off Baltimore after A.J. Green caught a career-high three touchdowns. Are these offenses showing real improvement yet? Also: based on the point spread, was Baltimore cutting it close inevitable?

2 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2018, 10:41pm by PTORaven