Monday, September 29, 2014

NFL - Week Four Review

There were some surprises once again around the NFL in Week Four as the previously winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers went into Pittsburgh and stunned the Steelers, 27-24 as quarterback Mike Glennon hit wide receiver Vincent Jackson for a five-yard touchdown pass with seven seconds remaining in the game. The Bucs defense sacked Steelers QB Ben Roehtlisberger five times as the offense rallied down the stretch to get the win.
Heftyinfo NFL Player of the Week Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay blew out the host Chicago Bears, 38-17 behind four touchdown passes from QB Aaron Rodgers (two each to Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson) to offset 235 rushing yards and 496 yardage in total offense for Chicago. The Packers defense intercepted Bears QB Jay Cutler twice in the game.
San Francisco won a thrilling 26-21decision over the visiting Philadelphia Eagles as kicker Phil Dawson made four field goals and 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick threw for two touchdowns. Philadelphia's high octane offense did not score as all the Eagles' scores came on special teams and defense.

The Houston Texans held off the Buffalo Bills, 23-17 for a home victory as defensive lineman J.J. Watt took an interception back 80 yards for a score while kicker Randy Bullock drilled three field goals to help make the difference.
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck had four TD passes in a 41-17 rout of the visiting Tennessee Titans as the Colts rolled up 498 yards in offense while the defense picked off two passes and recorded three QB sacks.
Revenge was sweet for Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith as he caught seven passes for 139 yards and burned his former team for two touchdowns in a 38-10 blowout win at home against the Carolina Panthers. Ravens QB Joe Flacco passed for 327 yards and three touchdowns.
Over in London, England, the Miami Dolphins smashed the Oakland Raiders, 38-14 behind two touchdown runs by Lamar Miller and a pair of scoring passes from QB Ryan Tannehill. Miami's defense intercepted three passes and had two QB sacks.
The Detroit Lions rode their strong defense and two touchdown passes and a scoring run by QB Matthew Stafford to earn a 24-17 road win against the New York Jets.
Last Thursday night, the New York Giants blasted the host Washington Redskins, 45-14 as Giants QB Eli Manning had four touchdown passes, including three of them to Larry Donnell. The Giants defense rose up by picking off four passes by Redskins QB Kirk Cousins.
Minnesota pulled off a home win, beating the Atlanta Falcons, 41-28 as running back Matt Asiata scored three touchdowns to pace a balanced attack that gained 558 yards in total offense, including 241 on the ground.
Rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater passed for 317 yards in his first NFL start and also scored a rushing touchdown. Falcons QB Matt Ryan passed for 298 yards with three TD passes and two interceptions in the loss.
The San Diego Chargers cruised to a 33-14 home win against the Jacksonville Jaguars as QB Philip Rivers had 377 yards passing and three touchdown strikes to lead the way. Jags rookie QB Blake Bortels had two TD passes and two interceptions in his first pro start.
The Sunday Night Football game was a blowout in Dallas as the host Cowboys smoked the New Orleans Saints, 38-17 behind a big game from running back DeMarco Murray (149 yards rushing and two TD) and QB Tony Romo, who passed for three touchdowns. Saints QB Drew Brees had 340 passing yards with two TD passes and an interception in defeat.
In the Monday Night Football game, the host Kansas City Chiefs crushed the New England Patriots, 41-14 as QB Alex Smith had three touchdown passes to go with 248 passing yards while the running tandem of Jamaal Charles (92 rushing yards and three TD in game, two receiving TD) and Knile Davis (107 yards rushing) punished the Patriots defense to the tune of 207 rushing yards in the game. Pats' QB Tom Brady was intercepted twice in the game, including a pick six early in the fourth quarter.

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