NFL Week 4 roundup: Falcons thrash, shock Panthers, Patriots shut out - Metro US

NFL Week 4 roundup: Falcons thrash, shock Panthers, Patriots shut out

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Here’s a look at the action from Sunday’s early games:

Atlanta 48, Carolina 33

Derek Anderson (17/23, 172, 2 TD, INT) led the Panthers (1-3) back into this game after Cam Newton (14/25, 165, TD) left to undergo concussion protocol following a blow to the head on a two point conversion in the 4th quarter. When the Panthers pulled within a score of the Falcons (3-1), Matt Ryan (28/37, 503, 4 TD, INT) and Julio Jones (12 catches, 300 yards, TD) responded with a 75-yard touchdown. All in all 40 points went on the board in the 4th quarter of this NFC South shootout.

Jacksonville 30, Indianapolis 27

Typical London weather led to a slippery ball for Colts (1-3) receivers. The Jaguars (1-3) held on for their first win of the season after Allen Hurns and Phillip Dorsett traded long touchdowns in the morning game.

Oakland 28, Baltimore 27

After the Ravens (3-1) took advantage of a 52-yard touchdown to Steve Smith and an Oakland (3-1) fumble to turn a 21-12 fourth quarter deficit into a 27-21 lead, Michael Crabtree caught his third touchdown on the afternoon to give the Raiders the win.

Chicago 17, Detroit 14

Da Bears (1-3) got da win for the first time this season by shutting down Matt Stafford (23/36, 213, 2 INT) and the Lions (1-3) offense. Detroit’s only touchdown came on an 85-yard Andre Roberts punt return to make it a game in the fourth quarter. Rookie running back Jordan Howard had his first career 100-yard game for the Bears with 111 on the ground.

Houston 27, Tennessee 20

Bill O’Brien took over play-calling duties in Houston (3-1) this week and it showed as they built a 14-0 lead over the Titans (1-3) in the first quarter. After two DeMarco Murray touchdowns saw the game once again level at 20, rookie sensation Will Fuller added a 67-yard punt return to his 81 receiving yards to give the Texans the victory.

Buffalo 16, New England 0

The Bills (2-2) came to play for their embattled coach for the second straight week and blanked Jacoby Brissett (17/27, 205) and the Patriots (3-1) in the last game before Tom Brady returns. LeSean McCoy caught a seven-yard pass for the game’s only touchdown. The shutout was the first at home for New England since 1993, and the first ever in Gillette Stadium.

Seattle 27, New York Jets 17

Russell Wilson (23/32, 309, 3 TD) may have been playing on a sprained knee, but his arm looked fine against the Jets (1-3.) With three more interceptions this week, the Jets have turned the ball over 11 times in their last two games. The Seahawks’ (3-1) new signing C.J. Spiller got their first touchdown of the day on an 8-yard reception.

Washington 31, Cleveland 20

The Browns (0-4) became the first team this season to lose four games, though pending the results of later games, New Orleans may join them there. Washington (2-2) won as Kirk Cousins (21/27, 183, 3 TD) threw two touchdown passes to Jordan Reed and Matt Jones had his first 100-yard rushing day since Week 2 of the 2015 season.

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