Found October 20, 2012 on Football Nation:
Last week, one half (7 of the 14 games) were decided by three points or fewer, a picture of parity, and, amongst those wins, surprising victories jump out.  The Raiders’ close loss to Atlanta almost gave the Falcons, currently the only undefeated team in the league, their first loss of the season, but that was before Matt Ryan manufactured a clutch 43-yard drive in 39 seconds to set up a 55-yard field goal by Matt Bryant.  With the drive, Ryan set a league record in the Super Bowl era with 19 game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime and extended the Falcons’ best start in franchise history.The Detroit Lions, who were 1-3 before their contest against the Philadelphia Eagles, were able to come back from a 10-point deficit with 3:32 left in the fourth quarter to beat the Eagles.  The Denver Broncos, whose quarterback, Peyton Manning, is now 12-for-16 in Monday starts, erased a 24-point halftime deficit to beat the San Diego Chargers by 11 points and become the first team i...
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