The unpredictability of the 2021 NFL season has added a lot of excitement to each week’s games.
Week 14 was no exception.
In fact, there were several games that involved come-from-behind heroics and late game craziness.
Here are the three most thrilling NFL finishes in Week 14.
3. Baltimore Ravens Vs. Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns took a 24-6 lead into the locker room at halftime.
So well that when the Ravens closed the gap to 24-22 and inexplicably recovered an onside kick with 1:17 remaining, everybody assumed that the Ravens would move the ball to get into Justin Tucker‘s field goal range and pick up the come-from-behind victory.
THE RAVENS RECOVER THE ONSIDE KICK pic.twitter.com/fBWRMOiNwe
— PFF (@PFF) December 12, 2021
Jadeveon Clowney had other things on his mind.
His sack of Huntley put the Ravens out of Tucker’s range and secured the win for the Browns.
— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) December 12, 2021
Sheesh Jadeveon Clowney 😤
— TimeoutSPORTS__ (@TimeoutSPORTS3) December 12, 2021
2. San Francisco 49ers Vs. Cincinnati Bengals
The San Francisco 49ers, like the Browns, had a lead at halftime; the score was 17-6.
However, the Cincinnati Bengals fought back in the second half.
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow threw a game-tying touchdown pass with a little over a minute left in regulation.
📺: #SFvsCIN on CBS
— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) December 13, 2021
This game had to be settled in overtime.
The Bengals won the toss.
They could not convert a game-winning touchdown so they settled for a field goal.
The 49ers then got the ball, scored a walk-off touchdown, and secured the win.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) December 13, 2021
1. Buffalo Bills Vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Keeping with the NFL Week 14 theme, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers jumped out and built a sizable lead.
The score was 24-3 at the half.
The Buffalo Bills fought back and scored 24 points in the second half.
At the end of regulation, the score was 27-27.
The Bills got the ball first in overtime and went three-and-out.
That set the stage for Tom Brady to do what he does best.
He threw a 58-yard touchdown pass to win the game on a 3rd-and-3 play.
It was the 700th touchdown pass of his career.
At the end, the 44-year-old Brady topped the up-and-comer Josh Allen.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME, @B_Perriman11?!!!
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) December 13, 2021
#MNFxESPN #MondayNightFootball #AZCardinals #RamsHouse #LARvsAZ #LARvsARI what a game, these are the type of games that you want in primetime. Both teams put on a show, two playoff bound teams with Incredible QBs. I could see either of them winning the Superbowl. 💪
— Essential Employee (🇺🇸) (@chris_drop) December 14, 2021
Monday night’s game between the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals was a thriller also.
It came down to the bitter end.
A few questionable decisions by Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury and some bad clock management allowed the Rams to prevail by the score of 30-23 despite the Cardinals recovering an onside kick and having an opportunity to tie the game at the end.
This game was deadlocked at 13-13 at halftime.
It is only fitting after all the thrillers on Sunday that Week 14 would close out with an equally exciting finish on Monday also.