Clutch Encounters

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

Clutch Encounters

Clutch Encounters: Week 15
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Clutch Encounters: Week 15

Ben Roethlisberger led the Steelers to the biggest comeback win of his career against NFL's best defense. Also: Giants nearly take down another unbeaten, a useful Brandon Weeden, ugly Packers, and the weakest 4QC attempt in five years.

1 comment, Last at 23 Dec 2015, 12:09am by techvet
Clutch Encounters: Week 14
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Clutch Encounters: Week 14

Eli Manning shreds Miami in one of his best games to close a week with one 4QC. Also: Oakland stuns Denver, Cousins loses his mind, Chargers can't score, Tampa Bay's self-inflicted wounds, and Buffalo is one loss closer to 16 seasons without the playoffs.

17 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2015, 6:36am by Andrew Potter
Clutch Encounters: Week 14 MIN-ARI
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Clutch Encounters: Week 14 MIN-ARI

The Vikings were a spin away from OT in Arizona. See how an ugly GWD became a milestone for Carson Palmer and how "All Day" turned into "One Drive" for Adrian Peterson. Plus: which director can best capture the sadness of Matt Kalil?

29 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2015, 1:03pm by jmaron
Clutch Encounters: Week 13
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Clutch Encounters: Week 13

Cam Newton continues Carolina's historic turnaround in close-game success. Three wild QB runs pay off, while three return scores end a 94-game streak for the Patriots. Also: did Tom Coughlin lose another battle for the fourth-down revolution?

3 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2015, 5:40am by Scott Kacsmar
Clutch Encounters: Week 13 GB-DET
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Clutch Encounters: Week 13 GB-DET

The longest Hail Mary in NFL history after the Lions were defending for the lateral? Oh, this is so Detroit, but bad officiating ruining game outcomes is a nationwide problem that must be fixed.

74 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2015, 4:40pm by Eleutheria
Clutch Encounters: Week 12
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Clutch Encounters: Week 12

The Patriots lose a fourth-quarter lead for only the 15th time in 15 years. Also: Seattle's first shootout win, the kick-six, leaping in TB-IND, an aggressive Alex Smith, and the one negative way Aaron Rodgers stands out from his peers.

48 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2015, 4:32pm by mbmxyz
Clutch Encounters: Week 11
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Clutch Encounters: Week 11

Bengals-Cardinals play a classic. Also: imploding Falcons, injured quarterbacks, Tony Romo hits milestones in return, Detroit's seven-minute offense, more Monday night controversy, familiar Denver results, and the Ryan Fitzpatrick special.

20 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2015, 2:12pm by gofastjoey
Clutch Encounters: Week 10
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Clutch Encounters: Week 10

The Patriots and Giants play another classic. Also: bad GWDs, T.J. Yates haunts the Bengals, a Detroit upset, and should the NFL be allowed to change game outcomes after the fact?

25 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2015, 11:15pm by LionInAZ
Clutch Encounters: Week 10 BUF-NYJ
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Clutch Encounters: Week 10 BUF-NYJ

Rex Ryan wins the coaching battle by default after the Jets fail to complete a 19-point comeback. Three big turnovers and three negative ALEX passes doomed the Jets, putting both teams at 5-4.

14 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2015, 7:13pm by Led
Clutch Encounters: Week 9
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Clutch Encounters: Week 9

Antonio Brown carries the Steelers to a win. Also: Colts upset Denver, Jay Cutler does it again, that Rob Ryan defense, "WTF?" Falcons, Zimmer takes the wind, and why would Aaron Rodgers say he was "scared" with the game on the line?

6 comments, Last at 12 Nov 2015, 8:29am by Scott Kacsmar