0

Has there ever been a regular season or playoff game in the NFL in which a team trailed by 7 points in the final 2 minutes, scored a touchdown to pull within one point, and instead of kicking the extra point, they attempted a two-point conversion?

  • If anyone has more time than me and wants to put together a definitive list, here are all games post-merger where a team scored at least 6 points in the 4th quarter, went for a 2pt conversion at some point during the game, and had a final point differential of 1. – kuhl Jan 23 at 17:53
  • Not all of these will fit the criteria, but everything that fits the criteria would be in this list. pro-football-reference.com/play-index/… – kuhl Jan 23 at 17:53
  • @kuhl your query does not include these games that fit my criteria: game1, game2, game3 – pacoverflow Jan 23 at 18:25
  • Weird... I can't seem to get those games to show up no matter how I change that query. Well, nevermind then. – kuhl Jan 23 at 20:54
3

One game springs to mind:

Tennessee Titans 19 - 20 LA Chargers, Wembley Stadium, 2018-10-21

The Titans were trailing by 7 going into the 2 minute warning. With 31 seconds left, Marcus Mariota found TE Luke Stocker for a 1 yard TD. The Titans head coach Mike Vrabel elected to go for a two-point try to win the game, that subsequently failed.

|improve this answer|||||
4

I came across some more non-playoff games while trying to find out if it has ever happened in a playoff game (I am 99.9% certain it has not, but I have no citation):

  • The first time it happened was in Week 15 of 2002, when the Vikings were successful on a 2-point conversion (despite Daunte Culpepper fumbling the snap) with 5 seconds left against the Saints and won 32-31.
  • The Texans were unsuccessful on a 2-point conversion with 14 seconds left against the Titans in Week 17 of 2011 and lost 23-22.
  • The Raiders were successful on a 2-point conversion with 47 seconds left against the Saints in Week 1 of 2016 and won 35-34.
  • The Vikings were successful on a 2-point conversion with no time left against the 49ers in the preseason of 2017 and won 32-31.
  • The Chargers were successful on a 2-point conversion with 4 seconds left against the Chiefs in Week 15 of 2018 and won 29-28.
  • The Broncos were successful on a 2-point conversion with 31 seconds left against the Bears in Week 2 of 2019 to take a 14-13 lead, but lost 16-14 after the Bears made a field goal as time expired.
  • The Dolphins were unsuccessful on a 2-point conversion with 6 seconds left against the Redskins in Week 6 of 2019 and lost 17-16.
|improve this answer|||||

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.