Clutch Encounters

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

Clutch Encounters

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
Clutch Encounters: Week 8
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Clutch Encounters: Week 8

Carolina is the first team in NFL history to win after trailing in overtime. Also: Superdome shootout, Big Ben's bad day, Lovie's bold decision, and did the referees goof in Dallas with forward progress?

7 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2015, 2:42pm by Eddo
Clutch Encounters: Week 7
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Clutch Encounters: Week 7

Proof that field goals don't beat the Patriots at home. Also: we liked it, Kirk. We don't like Matt Cassel, London games, the 2015 Ravens, or the Steelers' road offense. Finally: ATL-TEN ends an obscure scoring streak.

60 comments, Last at 30 Oct 2015, 8:17pm by ramirez
Clutch Encounters: Week 6
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Clutch Encounters: Week 6

Blown leads are undeniably a big part of the legacy of Pete Carroll's Seahawks. Also: Peyton's lucky in a different way, groaning over Bears-Lions, and Philip Rivers denied greatness again.

18 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2015, 7:04pm by gomer_rs