Clutch Encounters

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

Clutch Encounters

Clutch Encounters: Week 3
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Clutch Encounters: Week 3

T.Y. Hilton to the rescue in Indy. Also: Trevor Siemian's big day, The Terrelle Pryor Show, Washington's must-have comeback, and Tennessee's Exotic Smashmouth is so indecent.

10 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2016, 2:45pm by Anon Ymous
Clutch Encounters: Week 2
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Clutch Encounters: Week 2

A Detroit collapse is also Tennessee's biggest rally in a decade. Also: Is Kirk Cousins really to blame for Washington's slow start, and did Tyler Boyd really fumble in Pittsburgh?

43 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2016, 4:21pm by PatsFan
Clutch Encounters: Week 1
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Clutch Encounters: Week 1

Jack Del Rio's 2-point decision nips the Saints. Also: Matthew Stafford gets the ball last this time against Andrew Luck, the biggest comeback in Kansas City history, a lot of missed field goals, and some sad fourth-down ALEX.

65 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2016, 3:12am by Winterguard78
Clutch Encounters: CAR-DEN
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Clutch Encounters: CAR-DEN

The first game of 2016 ended much like the last game of the 2015 season. We look at how instrumental Trevor Siemian was (or wasn't) in the 10-point comeback, as well as the game management that doomed Carolina in the fourth quarter.

10 comments, Last at 11 Sep 2016, 6:52pm by reasonet
Clutch Encounters: Super Bowl 50
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Clutch Encounters: Super Bowl 50

Denver's defense carried the team all season, and carried Peyton Manning right to a second Super Bowl ring in his worst season. Carolina's offense joins long list of postseason duds from the 500-point club.

113 comments, Last at 11 Feb 2016, 12:02pm by WeaponX
Clutch Encounters: AFC Championship Game
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Clutch Encounters: AFC Championship Game

The conclusion to Brady-Manning is an instant classic that was all about the defenses. Of all things, a missed extra point led to the most crucial two-point conversion attempt in NFL history.

15 comments, Last at 27 Jan 2016, 12:35am by Grendel13G
Clutch Encounters: Divisional Round
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Clutch Encounters: Divisional Round

Another classic finish in the desert, but does the NFL need to change the overtime system for the playoffs? Also: the Steelers test Denver's defense again, but one big turnover changed everything.

29 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2016, 11:44am by Will Allen
Clutch Encounters: Wild Card
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Clutch Encounters: Wild Card

The Steelers and Seahawks pull off great road escapes. How accountable should Marvin Lewis be for the Cincinnati meltdown? Did Blair Walsh have the worst miss in playoff history with the game on the line?

40 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2016, 7:55pm by OSS117
Clutch Encounters: Season Review/Week 17
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Clutch Encounters: Season Review/Week 17

Season review time. Peyton Manning's unlikely comeback highlights a dozen close finishes in Week 17. Also: New England's bizarre Miami trip, the NFC North title no one wanted to win, Derek Carr's slump, and the most Ryan Fitzpatrick game ever.

13 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2016, 8:17pm by Noah Arkadia
Clutch Encounters: Week 16
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Clutch Encounters: Week 16

Bill Belichick kicked off in overtime again, but why wouldn't you? Also: Bengals-Broncos have their own OT finish, Carolina stopped at 14-0, and why can't Mike Tomlin get the Steelers to care about the little games?

9 comments, Last at 30 Dec 2015, 10:55am by xxbigkidxx