Clutch Encounters

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

Clutch Encounters

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
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
Clutch Encounters: GB-SEA
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Clutch Encounters: GB-SEA

The Packers and Seahawks bring drama back to Thursday Night Football. Were those really catches by the Seahawks, and what are these numbers that Mike McCarthy is going by to punt the ball away with one timeout?

28 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2018, 2:47pm by big10freak
Clutch Encounters: Week 10
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Clutch Encounters: Week 10

Is time just a flat circle in the NFC East? Jason Garrett ends another short losing streak and the Eagles fail to close again. Also: Rams sweep Seattle, the Giants distance themselves from the No. 1 pick, and the final nail in Jacksonville's coffin is not a Blake Bortles turnover.

5 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2018, 3:57pm by Eddo
Clutch Encounters: Week 9
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Clutch Encounters: Week 9

Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady hand off to running backs (pseudo and real) with varying results. Also: Drew Brees is the 1972 Dolphins' favorite quarterback, the Chargers hang on again, Sam Darnold epitomizes the AFC East QB struggle, and why are coaches losing their minds vs. Bill O'Brien?

19 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2018, 7:56pm by Lost Ti-Cats Fan
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