Week 4 in the NFL was nearly as wild as Week 3 was as home teams like the Cowboys and Patriots were upset. A glance at the Week 4 scores with summary:
Saints 20, Dolphins 0
Miami endured a brutal European vacation as it was shutout by the Saints, 20-0 in London. Drew Brees totally outclassed Jay Cutler as he threw for 268 yards and two touchdowns without an interception. Cutler finished the contest with just a 71.1 passer rating, throwing a pick without a TD pass. Cutler finished the day with just 164 yards passing.
Bengals 31, Browns 7
If you’re struggling, a trip to Cleveland usually does the trick. It did for the Bengals on Sunday afternoon as Andy Dalton threw four touchdown passes without a pick and Cincy won its first game of the 2017 season.
Bills 23, Falcons 17
The easiest bet in pro sports has been to bet the Patriots to win the AFC East at the start of each NFL season. Don’t look now, but the Buffalo Bills are in first place with a 3-1 record after stunning the previously unbeaten Falcons in Atlanta. The Bills picked off Matt Ryan twice and held Devonta Freeman to 58 yards rushing in the victory.
Lions 14, Vikings 7
The Lions scored 11 points in the third quarter via a Matt Prater 37-yard field goal and an Ameer Abdullah three-yard TD run and subsequent 2-point conversion and it was good enough to dump the Vikings in Minnesota. The Vikings scored just once all game in the defensive struggle when Dalvin Cook ran in from five yards out. Detroit is now 3-1 while Minnesota fell to 2-2.
Panthers 33, Patriots 30
The Patriots entered Week 4 with the worst statistical defense in the NFL and that theme remained true against Carolina. The Pats defense allowed Cam Newton to look like Cam Newton again for the first time this season as the former league MVP threw for 316 yards with three TDs and one INT. Newton also rushed for 44 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers’ stunning road victory.
Steelers 26, Ravens 9
The Steelers defense had its way with Joe Flacco Sunday as it forced a pair of interceptions and sacked him four times. Le’Veon Bell dominated as he carried the ball a whopping 35 times for 144 yards and pair of touchdowns. The Steelers led 19-0 at the half and it never got much better for Baltimore.
Texans 57, Titans 14
Look out, the Texans have a quarterback. For the second straight week, Deshaun Watson looked legit and then-some as against Tennessee he threw four touchdown passes and was picked off just once. Watson also had a rushing touchdown. Titans QB Marcus Mariota left the game with a hamstring injury.
Rams 35, Cowboys 30
The Rams’ 31-year-old head coach, Sean McVay, looks like a wunderkind as he got his team to a 3-1 mark this season courtesy of a monumental win in Arlington, Texas over the Cowboys. Todd Gurley was otherworldly for the visitors in this one as he rushed for 121 yards on 23 carries and caught seven balls for 94 yards and a touchdown. The Rams defense limited Dallas to just six points in the second half.
Jets 23, Jaguars 20
The Jets’ “Suck for Sam [Darnold]” campaign is not going as planned as New York won for the second time in as many weeks. The Jets are getting the job done with strong defense and a stout rushing attack as they held Blake Bortles to 140 yards passing and Bilal Powell busted out for 163 yards on the ground.