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Late-game heroics plentiful in NFL this season

Nick Folk is congratulated by wide receiver Clyde

Nick Folk is congratulated by wide receiver Clyde Gates #19, punter Robert Malone #3 and tight end Konrad Reuland #88 after Folk kicked the winning field goal against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Sept. 8, 2013) Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Talk about amazing comebacks. This season has already been filled with them. At a record pace.

Through three weeks, there have been eight games in which a team came from behind to score the winning points in the final minute of the fourth quarter. That’s the most such finishes at this point in a season since at least the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. What’s more, in six of those games, the winning points were scored in the final 10 seconds.

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