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

Did the Broncos badly damage their playoff chances? Also: a wild comeback in Oakland, a Tom Brady milestone, the end of the Bengals, and who has the longest competitive streak after Seattle's 98-game streak ended?

11 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2016, 3:31pm by runaway robot
Clutch Encounters: Are the Lions Just Lucky?
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Clutch Encounters: Are the Lions Just Lucky?

Thanksgiving featured a seventh fourth-quarter comeback in 11 games for the Lions. Is this team just lucky, or has Matthew Stafford done MVP work? Also: Sam Bradford serves up negative ALEX.

12 comments, Last at 29 Nov 2016, 7:49pm by LionInAZ
Clutch Encounters: Week 11
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Clutch Encounters: Week 11

What was Bill O'Brien thinking in Mexico City? Also: Dolphins spoil Jared Goff's debut, another Detroit comeback, Luck owns the Titans, and Carson Palmer gets the business in Minnesota.

7 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2016, 3:08pm by Eddo
Clutch Encounters: Week 10
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Clutch Encounters: Week 10

Seven lead changes in Pittsburgh and New England. Also: Pete Carroll's historic two-point conversion attempt, why Denver loves the new extra point rules, and get your BINGO card for Crazy Chargers Losses.

30 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2016, 11:11pm by Bucs_Rule
Clutch Encounters: Week 9
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Clutch Encounters: Week 9

The NFC North is a three-team race after another late Detroit comeback. Also: game-winning kick return touchdowns, closing time in the NFC East, and what did the referees do this time in Seattle on a Monday night?

29 comments, Last at 12 Nov 2016, 6:54am by Bright Blue Shorts
Clutch Encounters: Week 8
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Clutch Encounters: Week 8

A new chapter in an old NFC East rivalry. Also: a record number of penalties, the return of Matty Ice, MVP stock watch, and yes, another bloody tie. Week 8 was a fun one.

23 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2016, 1:04pm by Raiderjoe
Clutch Encounters: Week 7
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Clutch Encounters: Week 7

NFL ties are usually on the kicker anyway, but the Cardinals and Seahawks took things to a new level. Also: more late-game magic for Colts and Lions, and Mike Tomlin's questionable decision-making.

6 comments, Last at 26 Oct 2016, 10:31am by Bright Blue Shorts
Clutch Encounters: Week 6
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Clutch Encounters: Week 6

Can we get a rematch of Falcons-Seahawks in the playoffs? Also: missed extra points, an Indy collapse, Hue Jackson's wager, and should the NFL make pass interference reviewable?

22 comments, Last at 20 Oct 2016, 7:06am by BJR
Clutch Encounters: Week 5
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Clutch Encounters: Week 5

Carolina falls to 1-4 in a sloppy matchup with Tampa Bay. Also: Carson Wentz picks the wrong time to up his air yards, Marc Trestman gets himself fired, more Star Wars numbers in Indy, more heartache for San Diego, and are the Dolphins the most hopeless team in the NFL?

1 comment, Last at 11 Oct 2016, 4:19pm by Tim R
Clutch Encounters: Week 4
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Clutch Encounters: Week 4

What were the warning signs that the Arizona Cardinals might regress? Also: San Diego blows another one, phantom calls in D.C., the Colts get sacked in London, and what would a "BLAINE" stat entail?

8 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2016, 3:58pm by collapsing pocket