|Julio Jones and Matt Ryan established a new NFL record in Week Four.|
The Falcons improved to 3-1 with the victory while the Panthers (15-1 a year ago) slipped to 1-3. On top of that, quarterback Cam Newton left the game with a concussion.
Falcons QB Matt Ryan passed for 503 yards (and four touchdowns) in the win while Jones had 12 receptions for 300 yards with two touchdowns.
That is the first time ever in NFL history that has happened.
The Buffalo Bills finally won a game in New England and they shut out the Patriots 16-0 as their defense limited the Pats to 277 yards in total offense. LeSean McCoy scored on a TD pass from QB Tyrod Taylor and kicker Dan Carpenter made three field goals for the scoring.
The Denver Broncos remained undefeated with a 27-7 beat down of the host Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the defense limited the Bucs to only 215 yards in total offense. The Broncos 'D' also came up with three turnovers (including two interceptions by Aqib Talib) and sacked Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston five times. Broncos starting QB Trevor Siemian left the game with a shoulder injury.
Elsewhere around the NFL . . . . . . .
The New Orleans Saints stunned the hapless San Diego Chargers with two touchdowns in the final five minutes of the game to win 35-34 as QB Drew Brees had two TD passes and fullback John Kuhn scored three touchdowns. Chargers QB Philip Rivers had 321 yards and two TD passes in the loss. The Chargers turned the ball over three times in the fourth quarter . . . . The Chicago Bears won at home 17-14 over the Detroit Lions as backup QB Brian Hoyer had two TD passes to help the Bears (1-3) win their first game of the season . . . . The Seattle Seahawks (3-1) steamrolled the host New York Jets, 27-17 behind three TD tosses from QB Russell Wilson. The Seahawks defense intercepted three passes . . . . Oakland (3-1) rallied past the host Baltimore Ravens, 28-27 to hand the Ravens their first loss this season as QB Derek Carr had four touchdown passes to offset 412 totals yards in offense by Baltimore . . . . The Los Angeles Rams knocked off the host Arizona Cardinals, 17-13 as QB Case Keenum hooked up with WR Brian Quick for two scores . . . . The Washington Redskins won their second consecutive game, beating the visiting Cleveland Browns, 31-20 as QB Kirk Cousins had three TD passes . . . . Over in London, England, the Jacksonville Jaguars got their first win this season with a 30-27 thriller over the Indianapolis Colts (1-3). Jags QB Blake Bortles rushed for a score and also had two TD passes in the win and the defense sacked Colts QB Andrew Luck six times . . . . The Houston Texans toppled the visiting Tennessee Titans, 27-20 as QB Brock Osweiler threw for two scores and rookie Will Fuller took a punt back 67 yards for a TD to lead the way. Titans RB DeMarco Murray scored two rushing touchdowns in the loss . . . . Dallas won their third straight game with a 24-17 road win at San Francisco behind two TD passes from Dak Prescott and a rushing TD from running back Zeke Elliott, who had 138 rushing yards for the Cowboys . . . . The Cincinnati Bengals rolled past the Miami Dolphins, 22-7 last Thursday night as kicker Mike Nugent drilled five field goals and the defense limited the Dolphins to just 222 yards in total offense . . . . The Sunday Night Football game saw the host Pittsburgh Steelers destroy the Kansas City Chiefs, 43-14 as QB Ben Roethlisberger threw FIVE touchdown passes while RB Le'Veon Bell made his season debut by rushing for 144 yards in the rout . . . . . The Minnesota Vikings (4-0) used a balanced offense in a 24-10 win over the visiting New York Giants on Monday Night Football. QB Sam Bradford threw for a touchdown and RB Jerrick McKinnon rushed for 85 yards with a touchdown to lead the way.
WEEK FOUR SCORES
Cincinnati 22, Miami 7
Chicago 17, Detroit 14
Washington 31, Cleveland 20
Seattle 27, NY Jets 17
Denver 27, Tampa Bay 7
Dallas 24, San Francisco 17
Los Angeles 17, Arizona 13
Atlanta 48, Carolina 33
New Orleans 35, San Diego 34
Buffalo 16, New England 0
Houston 27, Tennessee 20
Oakland 28, Baltimore 27
Jacksonville 30, Indianapolis 27 (London, England)
Pittsburgh 43, Kansas City 14
Minnesota 24, NY Giants 10