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

Houston and Seattle put on a classic shootout. Deshaun Watson is getting used to high-scoring losses. Also: Atlanta avoids an AFC East sweep, the Colts trigger a SICO, Detroit's magic beans disappear in the red zone, and the Patriots survive another close one.

9 comments, Last at 01 Nov 2017, 2:13pm by Scott Kacsmar
Clutch Encounters: Week 7
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Clutch Encounters: Week 7

Miami pulls off the biggest fourth-quarter comeback of 2017. What is Adam Gase's secret? Also: a unique win for Buffalo, Cleveland's first near-win, and shades of the Fail Mary in New York.

3 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2017, 1:38pm by LyleNM
Clutch Encounters: KC-OAK
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Clutch Encounters: KC-OAK

Multiple untimed downs. A star player ejected. Another long deflected touchdown in a Kansas City game. The awesome Pylon Cam. Thursday night's game had a little bit of everything, and a lot of crow served up by presumed FO reader Amari Cooper.

20 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2017, 7:09pm by ClavisRa
Clutch Encounters: Week 6
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Clutch Encounters: Week 6

Return scores galore and an important return for Marcus Mariota. Also: Atlanta blows another one, while Oakland finally blows one (to the Chargers no less). Finally, the best 0-6 team ever, the But Fumble?, and Detroit gets close to the largest comeback in NFL history.

14 comments, Last at 20 Oct 2017, 7:21am by Anon Ymous
Clutch Encounters: Week 5
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Clutch Encounters: Week 5

An instant classic in Dallas. Also: the sweetest two-point conversion ever, requiem for the Giants, A.J. Green's shaky day, Jay Cutler pulls a Mike McMahon, and the Rams show they're not quite ready to overtake Seattle.

2 comments, Last at 10 Oct 2017, 6:33pm by Scott Kacsmar
Clutch Encounters: Week 4
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Clutch Encounters: Week 4

The Chiefs get to 4-0 with another game-winning drive. Also: New England keeps losing games it always used to win, the end of Matt Ryan's incredible streak that no one knew about, and could Rams-Cowboys be the NFL's next great rivalry?

4 comments, Last at 04 Oct 2017, 1:20pm by mehllageman56
Clutch Encounters: Week 3
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Clutch Encounters: Week 3

The coin flips the other way for the Lions and Falcons. Also: the rarity of dropped interceptions during comebacks, Aaron Rodgers slays some demons, Pittsburgh comes up small, Philadelphia's record kick, Von Miller's psych-out, and other fun.

11 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2017, 12:04am by LionInAZ
Clutch Encounters: Week 2
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Clutch Encounters: Week 2

Kansas City headlines another sloppy offensive week book-ended by prime-time duds from the Giants and Bengals. Also: full-scale NFC West drama, more Chargering in L.A., and what's happened to Riverboat Ron?

3 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2017, 12:35pm by Bright Blue Shorts
Clutch Encounters: Week 1
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Clutch Encounters: Week 1

Well that wasn't very competitive. At least the Chargers and Falcons gave us some more of their 2016 drama, but with better results for last season's runner-up. Also: Packers' home edge, Detroit does it again, and a bad day for Kirk Cousins.

14 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2017, 9:42pm by LionInAZ
Clutch Encounters: KC-NE
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Clutch Encounters: KC-NE

Kansas City turns the 2017 season upside down with one of the more extarordinary wins for any team in New England since 2001. Were the Chiefs just uniquely qualified to beat New England, or are there bigger problems ahead?

4 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2017, 10:35pm by LionInAZ