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Only six teams have not had a game with a winning score in the last two minutes of regulation or overtime, and they're all over the standings: the Texans, 49ers, Broncos, Chargers, Bengals and Cowboys. That list may be a bit surprising considering Peyton Manning's comeback ability in Denver and Dallas' penchant for close losses.
The last-second victories also likely reflect a league full of high-flying passing offenses, where the no-huddle is the norm for many teams. In a one-possession game, which is more likely to succeed: the defense protecting the lead or the offense comfortable throwing the ball on every down?
Week 9 was the first this season that didn't feature a game with the winning score in the final two minutes or overtime; there were at least two every previous week.
"When it comes down to it, nobody really knows what's going to happen," Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey said, "and everybody looks dumb one week and smart the next."
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