Clutch Encounters

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

Clutch Encounters

Clutch Encounters: Super Bowl XLIX
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Clutch Encounters: Super Bowl XLIX

The costliest interception in NFL history preserves the biggest fourth-quarter comeback in Super Bowl history. Also: what a cast of unexpected heroes and goats.

74 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2015, 10:28am by usernaim250
Clutch Encounters: NFC Championship
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Clutch Encounters: NFC Championship

Seattle pulled off the largest fourth-quarter comeback in championship game history. Where did Green Bay go wrong, and how should we analyze Russell Wilson's performance?

54 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2015, 7:05pm by Grendel13G
Clutch Encounters: Divisional Round
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Clutch Encounters: Divisional Round

Joe Flacco and Tony Romo launched sideline bombs that will live in playoff infamy. Also: Carolina comes up short again, and do we need a eulogy for Peyton Manning and the Broncos?

53 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2015, 5:30pm by Scott Kacsmar
Clutch Encounters: Wild-Card Round
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Clutch Encounters: Wild-Card Round

Tony Romo delivers again for Dallas. Also: FOX uses the first GWD opportunity graphic and the Ravens show the Steelers that one-dimensional offense works as long as you still play defense.

18 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2015, 6:25pm by JoeyHarringtonsPiano
Clutch Encounters: Season Review/Week 17
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Clutch Encounters: Season Review/Week 17

How did your team fare in close games this season? We also recap Week 17 with its AFC North drama, another Lions letdown, the Rams' incredible bad luck and a farewell to Captain Comeback.

3 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2014, 12:35am by brugg
Clutch Encounters: Week 16
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Clutch Encounters: Week 16

The Bengals win in prime time. Also: milestone for Rivers, Rex's last stand, the bizarre NFC South, and why didn't Chip Kelly let Washington score?

12 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2014, 12:17am by spujr
Clutch Encounters: Week 15
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Clutch Encounters: Week 15

One-point rallies and questionable punts highlight a Week 15 with 10 close finishes. Did Jay Gruden give up on winning? Also: familiar blueprint beats Packers.

7 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2014, 7:36pm by BengalFaninIN
Clutch Encounters: Week 14
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Clutch Encounters: Week 14

Ohio! It's a 25-point turnaround in Cincinnati, but is Andrew Luck the arsonist or the fireman? Also: Philip Rivers' worst passing game, praise for Mike Zimmer, and the Drew Stanton benchmark.

2 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2014, 7:47pm by Theo
Clutch Encounters: Week 13
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Clutch Encounters: Week 13

Was Patriots-Packers a Super Bowl preview? Also: six-point lead fails Baltimore, The Adventures of Geno Tebow, the biggest Jacksonville comeback ever, and shady clock operations.

5 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2014, 1:30am by buzzorhowl
Clutch Encounters: Week 12
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Clutch Encounters: Week 12

Peyton Manning breaks the GWD record. Also: Tony Romo comes through in a game with high ratings, Mike Smith's timeout generosity, and dysfunction rules in the NFC's underbelly.

2 comments, Last at 25 Nov 2014, 11:15pm by techvet