Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Jan 2018, 03:23pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Divisional Round

Stefon Diggs saves the Vikings after one of the greatest touchdowns in NFL history. Also: Atlanta's horrific red zone sequence, and Pittsburgh's odd history of high-scoring playoff losses.

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23 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2018, 8:03pm by t.d.

08 Jan 2018, 04:02pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Wild Card

The latest Kansas City playoff loss at home ("The Forward Progress Game") is the worst yet. Also: Sean Payton brings us back to fourth-and-2 memories, and a Nathan Peterman interception ends Buffalo's season.

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29 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2018, 10:15pm by eagle97a

02 Jan 2018, 04:04pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Week 17/Season Review

The Bengals stun Baltimore and delight Buffalo fans everywhere. Also: a farewell to Bruce Arians and his magic beans, a comparison of 0-16 seasons, and how every team fared in close games in 2017.

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7 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2018, 2:07pm by Bryan Knowles

26 Dec 2017, 12:55pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Week 16

Bah humbug. The Raiders and Eagles played arguably the worst game of the season to end Week 16. Also: Cam delivers, the first game-winning drive of the Jared Goff era, and another team bites the dust after trying an ill-advised field goal in New England.

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5 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2017, 12:17pm by Mike B. In Va

19 Dec 2017, 04:00pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Week 15

The Game of the Year is actually the Game of the Year -- but what can the NFL do about the Calvin Johnson Catch Rule and end-zone fumbles? Also: another handsome game-winning drive for the 49ers, Aaron Rodgers' shaky return, and the week of the onside kick.

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35 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2017, 2:54pm by Eddo

12 Dec 2017, 04:32pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Week 14

The Steelers and Ravens played another classic to decide the AFC North. Also: Joe Webb and Nick Foles get game-winning drives, heavy snow in Buffalo, a handsome quarterback in Houston, and Case Keenum blows his chance to be MVP in Carolina.

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4 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2017, 2:22pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

08 Dec 2017, 09:29am by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: NO-ATL

If you enjoy an excessive amount of injuries, penalties, and bad interceptions thrown by veteran quarterbacks, then Saints-Falcons was right up your alley. We look at the big early swings that went against New Orleans, Matt Ryan's pick parade, and a most regrettable throw by Drew Brees.

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10 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2017, 4:28pm by Scott Kacsmar

05 Dec 2017, 03:10pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Week 13

Pittsburgh and Cincinnati clash for a bit of the old ultra-violence. Also: the Kansas City spiral, Jimmy Garoppolo impresses, an AFC South rerun, Derrick Henry's irrelevant long touchdowns, and the effects of modified overtime.

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16 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2017, 2:34pm by LordChozo

28 Nov 2017, 03:19pm by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Week 12

Pittsburgh and Arizona remind us that you only need 20 seconds for a field goal. Also: a most predictable Titans-Colts ending, a tale of three seasons in 12 weeks for the Chiefs, and Joe Flacco shows us what a "Flacco" is on Monday night.

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24 Nov 2017, 09:07am by Scott Kacsmar

Clutch Encounters: Thanksgiving

The Lions and Giants lost close games on Thanksgiving. How have the four "clutch" teams from 2016, including Oakland and Miami, fared this season? Also: praise for Kirk Cousins and the new King of the North.

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1 comment, Last at 24 Nov 2017, 8:41pm by BearDown103