Clutch Encounters

A look at Sunday's fourth-quarter comebacks and game-winning drive opportunities

Clutch Encounters

Clutch Encounters: Week 8
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Clutch Encounters: Week 8

The Rams remain perfect halfway through after surviving some pressure from Green Bay. Also: Luck's first comeback win since 2016, last dance for the Jaguars, Robo QB in KC, and no one circles the wagons for a close blowout like the Buffalo Bills.

11 comments, Last at 02 Nov 2018, 12:00pm by Damon
Clutch Encounters: Week 7
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Clutch Encounters: Week 7

The NFC East is for sale while the NFC South goes 4-0. Even Atlanta held another lead. Also: Mike Vrabel's London call, the history of "two-or-die" conversions, Justin Tucker's human moment, and Chicago's Hail Mary to the 1-yard line.

4 comments, Last at 24 Oct 2018, 1:25pm by andrew
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
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
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