Clutch Encounters

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

Clutch Encounters

Clutch Encounters: OAK-KC
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Clutch Encounters: OAK-KC

The Chiefs beat Oakland for the fifth time in a row. Is Kansas City now the team to beat in the AFC? Also: Alex Smith finds his plus-ALEX, and a historically bad night for Derek Carr.

46 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2016, 5:19am by Winterguard78
Clutch Encounters: Week 13
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Clutch Encounters: Week 13

A pick-two? The AFC West comes through big, except for San Diego, the leaders in blown leads again. Also: a return to form for Arizona, snowy Green Bay, and Blake Bortles' historic pick-six problem.

12 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2016, 11:42am by Bob Smith
Clutch Encounters: DAL-MIN
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Clutch Encounters: DAL-MIN

The Cowboys set season lows on offense, but it's a good thing they were playing the Vikings on a night of great fumble luck.

9 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2016, 10:03pm by Will Allen
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