Clutch Encounters

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

Clutch Encounters

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 Snowflake Jake
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