|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFLAs with most weeks during the NFL's schedule, Week 4 had a little bit of everything to satisfy any avid fan's desires. But we shall begin and end with defense.
The San Francisco 49ers put on a remarkable show, shutting out the New York Jets 34-0. This is the same Jets team that scored 48 in their season opener. Granted, New York only managed a total of 38 points combined in Weeks 2 and 3. The big question in the "Big Apple" is how long will it take to replace Mark Sanchez with Tim Tebow if this continues.
Now for some offense. The Houston Texans defeated Tennessee 38-14 behind continued strong efforts from QB Matt Schaub, RB Arian Foster and WR Andre Johnson. They remain undefeated at 4-0.
The Atlanta Falcons narrowly escaped losing to Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers with a last second field goal giving them a 30-28 triumph. QB Matt Ryan once again showed he is perhaps the best quarterback in the league thus far, this season. The Falcons are also still one of the few undefeated teams remaining.
One of the more surprising teams at the quarter mark of the year has been the Arizona Cardinals, who along with the Texans and Falcons remained unbeaten with their 24-21 overtime win in the desert versus Miami. QB Kevin Kolb may finally be paying dividends for the Cardinals, while rookie Ryan Tannehill threw for 431 yards for the fish.
Another Sunday highlight included the Philadelphia Eagles going to 3-1 by beating a solid group of Giants 19-17 on Sunday night. A Lawrence Tynes field goal was wide left from 54 yards out with 15 seconds remaining. Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy and company seem to do just enough to win, as evidenced with their 3 wins by a total margin of 4 points. They also managed to finish a game without a single turnover, in stark contrast to their 12 TO's leading up to this point.
Elite QB's were back in vogue, with Tom Brady leading the Pats to a 52-28 victory over Buffalo, and Peyton Manning's Broncos winning 37-6 over Oakland. Drew Brees tied Johnny Unitas' record of 47 straight games with a passing touchdown, despite Brees' Saints losing a tough one, 28-27, to Green Bay.
I said we would start and end this recap with defense, so how about 5 interceptions, with 2 returned for touchdowns, of Tony Romo by the Bears in their 34-18 stomping of Dallas on Monday night.
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