Clutch Encounters

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

Clutch Encounters

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 Mountain Time ---- formerly 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.

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