The first quarter of the season is coming to a close. There are a couple of games Monday and the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans had their schedules disrupted by Covid-19. What players and teams continued to make an impression in Week 4 that could benefit you should you head over to BetUS and get involved in all the rest of the NFL action.
Tom Brady, Forever Young
One has to admire the remarkable Tom Brady. He never fails to amaze. This week it was five touchdown passes for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to take down the Los Angeles Chargers in a highly entertaining contest. The Bucs moved out to a lead, the Chargers rallied, the Bucs countered, Justin Herbert answered, and the G.O.A.T. had the final say, of course. A marvel. The Bucs did suffer one big loss. Tight end O.J. Howard has an Achilles injury that will likely end his season. Good thing Bruce Arians can tap into Rob Gronkowski and Cameron Brate.
Tom Brady has thrown 5 touchdowns to 5 different receivers today, the first time he's done that in a game in his career.
Brady (43) is the oldest player in NFL history to throw 5 Pass TD in a game. He surpasses Warren Moon, who did it at the age of 40 years, 342 days. pic.twitter.com/WsfJHUrEns
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 4, 2020
Flat Tune in Motown
The Detroit Lions continue to find incredible ways to lose. They led 14-0 over New Orleans before allowing 35 straight points. Instead of folding and closing shop, Detroit rallied for 15 points, They failed to cover the spread — it was about 4 points — and lost the game.
Russell Wilson Threw a Red-Zone Pick Six
This could go down as the most surprising stat of the weekend. Russell Wilson somehow was picked by Xavien Howard as the Seahawks appeared headed for another in a series of scores. Wilson wasn’t fazed as he threw for 360 overall and a pair of TDs as Seattle improved to 4-0. The Seahawks appear to be the toughest team in the NFC’s toughest division.
This was an absolutely great play by Xavien Howard. Gives the Dolphins new light pic.twitter.com/aUhyuw1v2x
— Antwan V. Staley (@antwanstaley) October 4, 2020
That's CB Xavien Howard's 14th interception since December 2017, the most in the NFL in that period.
— Brett Brecheisen (@bbrech) October 4, 2020
Dwayne Haskins Throws for Mucho Yardage, No TDs
Talk about being effectively ineffective. Dwayne Haskins continues his march to Ohio State NFL QB oblivion. The second-year, first-rounder for Washington’s Football Team was 32-of-45 for 314 yards and none of his completions ended up in the end zone. It’s a knack you don’t want to have.
Dalvin Cook is Close to Unstoppable
Dalvin Cook went for a buck-thirty as Minnesota finally founds its way to a win. He also scored twice. That makes 311 rushing yards and three rushing TDs in the last two weeks. Wise move by the Vikings to give him the big deal as the season was starting.
— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2020
Dalvin Cook now has a Rush TD in each of his team's first 4 games this season.
Only one player in the NFL did that last season: Dalvin Cook. pic.twitter.com/s8ZazcGK96
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 4, 2020
Brandon Aiyuk Flies Like, Um, an Eagle
Brandon Aiyuk took the later against the Eagles and took off … literally. Check out his hurdle as he headed toward paydirt. The Eagles were supposed to be the ones to fly in the matchup with the Niners.
Brandon Aiyuk hurdles into the end zone! @THE2ERA
— NFL (@NFL) October 5, 2020
We’ve seen that one from Aiyuk before https://t.co/F2zIiKq4Om
— Kyle Crabbs (@GrindingTheTape) October 5, 2020
Eagles Score Twice in 8 Seconds
The Philadelphia Eagles have eight seconds to thank for their first win of the season. Carson Wentz hit Travis Fulgham with a long TD pass and Alex Singleton Pick-Sixed Nick Mullens to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat Sunday night.
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 5, 2020
Joe Burrow Gets on the Winning Track
He has a long — impossible — way to go to catch Brady when it comes to victories. However, there is always a first, and Joe Burrow won’t forget his Cincinnati Bengals toppling the Jacksonville Jaguars to get him and the team in the win column. Burrow threw for 300 yards, which is getting to be a weekly occurrence. Everyone in Cincinnati has to love what they are seeing in the No. 1 overall pick.
Meanwhile, with the Other Team in Ohio
How about those Cleveland Browns being 3-1 for the first time since 2001? Odell Beckham Jr. scored three touchdowns, including the one that iced the game as the Brownies survived a scary comeback by Dallas before holding on, 49-38. Must be something in the water in Ohio because former LSU players are thriving: Burrow, Beckham Jr. and check out the arm on fellow Tiger Jarvis Landry.
— Jarvis Juice Landry (@God_Son80) October 4, 2020
The Bills Are the Real Deal
Buffalo is 4-0 after going to Vegas and hitting the jackpot. Josh Allen continues to star, throwing for 288 and a pair of TDs. The trade for Stefon Diggs has turned remarkable dividends. Can’t wait for the Patriots and Bills to meet in their AFC East clashes. Have the potential to be classic.
The Jets Continue to Lose
This is a trend that seems to have no end. The Jets are 0-4. Adam Gase is 0-8 in his two seasons with Gang Green over the first four weeks of each season. There is no way to explain this futility unless they share plans with the Detroit Lions. The teams that call MetLife Stadium in New Jersey home — the Giants do, too — are a combined 0-8.