NFL Comeback History Is Being Made This Week
This season we have seen many come-from-behind victories.
But the majority of those victories have come when the team is trailing by one possession.
These are much easier to come from behind to win, as the team only needs to score one touchdown and the scores are then even.
What we do not see a lot of is comebacks from two touchdowns down in the dying minutes of the fourth quarter.
Making last night that much more improbable: Teams are now 4-551 when trailing by 13 or more points in the final four minutes in the last five seasons, including playoffs. Half of those four wins have come in the last four days, courtesy of Tom Brady and Baker Mayfield.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 9, 2022
These kinds of comebacks are rare.
In the past five seasons, the record is 4-551.
This has only happened four times and has failed 551, giving the “two touchdowns down late in the fourth quarter comeback” a success rate of 0.72%
Two of those four successful attempts have happened in the last week.
On Monday night, Tom Brady achieved this when his Tampa Bay Buccaneers staged a last-minute comeback to beat the New Orleans Saints.
It also happened during last night’s game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Las Vegas Raiders.
The Rams – Raiders Game
Last night’s game was always going to be special.
This was the first game for new Rams quarterback Baker Mayfield, who joined the side on Tuesday.
He quickly fitted into a new system, and successfully led the Rams to victory.
In this victory, Mayfield and company drove the ball down the field during a game-winning 98-yard touchdown drive to give the Rams a 17-16 victory.
The win ended the Rams’ six-game-losing streak, and may potentially give new life to Mayfield’s career.
It was also the second time in four days that a team came from two touchdowns behind deep into the fourth quarter to win.
It’s expected that Brady could do this, but no one expected Mayfield to do this.
This record adds to the story of last night’s victory.