Clutch Encounters

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

Clutch Encounters

Clutch Encounters: Week 16
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Clutch Encounters: Week 16

Bah humbug. The Raiders and Eagles played arguably the worst game of the season to end Week 16. Also: Cam delivers, the first game-winning drive of the Jared Goff era, and another team bites the dust after trying an ill-advised field goal in New England.

6 comments, Last at 21 May 2018, 8:52am by singhum
Clutch Encounters: Week 15
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Clutch Encounters: Week 15

The Game of the Year is actually the Game of the Year -- but what can the NFL do about the Calvin Johnson Catch Rule and end-zone fumbles? Also: another handsome game-winning drive for the 49ers, Aaron Rodgers' shaky return, and the week of the onside kick.

35 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2017, 2:54pm by Eddo
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
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
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
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
Clutch Encounters: Week 11
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Clutch Encounters: Week 11

New Orleans pulls off the most improbable comeback of the season. Also: 7-2 showdown in NFC, the upset of the year, Atlanta and Seattle blunder their way to drama on Monday night, and what happened to all the exciting prime-time games this season?

2 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2017, 8:09pm by The Ninjalectual
Clutch Encounters: Week 10
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Clutch Encounters: Week 10

Blake Bortles threw two picks after the two-minute warning with his team trailing, and Jacksonville still won the game. Did someone say Chargers BINGO? Also: Steelers squeak by in a small game plus "30 for 30" for Big Ben and Matthew Stafford.

12 comments, Last at 17 Nov 2017, 10:39am by nat
Clutch Encounters: Week 9
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Clutch Encounters: Week 9

In a week low on drama, Seattle and Washington had plenty. Should Doug Baldwin have scored his touchdown? Also: Atlanta drops another one, savagery in Houston, and The Overachievers Bowl between Oakland and Miami.