Another Sunday of NFL action has come to an end and this was an exciting weekend of action. This was a particularly exciting weekend with lots of thrilling finishes to games. And with thrilling finishes comes clutch performances, and we’ve taken it upon ourselves to rank this weeks clutch performances.
For our clutch power rankings, we go on a week to week basis. It is not cumulative, the slate is wiped clean every week.
1. Will Blackmon, DB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Not the Blackmon you thought would help the Jaguars get their first win of the season. His stat-line is unimpressive, he had one tackle and one sack. But he recovered a fumble late in the fourth quarter and scored the touchdown that gave the Jaguars a 29-20 lead with 2:32 left in the fourth quarter.
2. Nick Fairley, DT, Detroit Lions
The Bears had scored and were going for a two-point conversion to tie the game. Their first attempt failed, but a penalty gave them a second chance. On the second try Matt Forte ran left but as soon as he got the hand off, Fairley was in the back field to stuff the play and secure a win for the Detroit Lions.
3. Drayton Florence, DB, Carolina Panthers
The 49ers got the ball back with a little over a minute left in the game. On 2nd and 16, Colin Kaepernick threw a pass for Mario Manningham. Instead, Drayton Florence intercepted the pass to end the game and secure the Panthers’ fifth win in a row.
4. Brandon Marshall, WR, Chicago Bears
Marshall caught an 11-yard pass from Josh McCown to give the Bears an opportunity to tie the game. They went for the two-point conversion and couldn’t convert on two different tries. Marshall had seven catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns in the game.
5. A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals were 51-yards away from the end zone and needed a touchdown to force overtime. Andy Dalton threw up a hail mary pass as time expired, a cluster of Ravens defenders deflected the pass. James Ihedigbo tipped it, unnecessarily because the ball wasn’t near any Bengals receivers and headed to the turf, and A.J. Green caught the tipped pass to tie the game.