About Late-Game Clock Management

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About Late-Game Clock Management
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CHARLOTTE -- For the second time in a month, Raiders rookie coach Dennis Allen's late-game clock management style has come under scrutiny. And for the second time in that same time frame, Allen was resolute in his explanation. Late in Sunday's 17-6 loss to Carolina, the Raiders were within a touchdown and a two-point conversion of tying the Panthers, and even a field goal would still require another touchdown. But rather than attempt a 42-yard field goal with the most accurate strong leg in the league in Sebastian Janikowski that would have pulled the Raiders to within 14-9, and with more than five minutes to play and the Raiders defense having not allowed a second-half score, Allen decided to go for it on 4th-and-4 from the Panthers' 24-yard line...

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