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- Jacksonville Jaguars (0-4) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (3-1) on Thursday (24-21 CIN)
- Tennessee Titans (2-2) at. New York Jets (1-3) on Sunday (27-24 OT NYJ)
- Sunday’s matchup pits the Kansas City Chiefs (2-2) against the Philadelphia Eagles (1-3). (42-30 KC)
- Carolina Panthers (3-1) vs. Dallas Cowboys (3-1) on Sunday (36-28 DAL)
- New York Giants (1-3) at New Orleans Saints (2-2) on Sunday (27-21 OT NYG)
- Cleveland Browns (3-1) vs. Minnesota Vikings (3-1) on Sunday (14-7 CLE)
- Sunday’s matchup pits the Detroit Lions (0-4) against the Chicago Bears (2-2). (24-14 CHI)
- Houston Texans (1-3) vs. Buffalo Bills (3-1) on Sunday (40-0 BUF)
- Sunday’s matchup pits the Indianapolis Colts (1-3) against the Miami Dolphins (1-3). (27-17 IND)
- Sunday: The Washington Redskins (2-2) take on the Atlanta Falcons (1-3). (34-30 WFT)
- Sunday’s matchup pits the Seattle Seahawks (2-2) against the San Francisco 49ers (2-2). (28-21 SEA)
- Arizona Cardinals (4-0) vs. Los Angeles Rams (3-1) on Sunday (37-20 ARI)
- Green Bay Packers (3-3) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-3) on Sunday (27-17 GB)
- Baltimore Ravens (3-1) vs. Denver Broncos (3-1) on Sunday (23-7 BAL)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-1) vs. New England Patriots (1-3) on Sunday Night Football (19-17 TB)
- Monday: Los Angeles Chargers (3-1) vs. Las Vegas Raiders (3-1) (28-14 LAC)
As we head into Week 4 of the 2021 NFL Season, the Cleveland Browns are sitting at 1-2 and looking to bounce back. The New Orleans Saints have lost two games in a row and will need to find their way out of this slump before it gets too late.
The nfl 2021 is a recap of the fourth week of the 2020 NFL season. It includes highlights from all 16 games, as well as team and player stats.
The Return of the King: Week 4 of the 2021 NFL Season
After Week 4, the NFL currently has just two winless teams and one unbeaten club. The Sunday night game, with the conquering hero making his triumphal return to the home to which he had given importance over the preceding two decades, was always to be headlined, even if the total of all the games did not measure up to the theatrics of the previous couple of weeks. Did it live up to the hype? We’ll see what happens!
Jacksonville Jaguars (0-4) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (3-1) on Thursday (24-21 CIN)
The Jaguars have now lost 19 consecutive games, tying the second-longest run in NFL history (held by the 2007-2009 Detroit Lions and the 1961-1962 Oakland Raiders when in the AFL), but it was not for want of effort.
With the game tight, it came down to Evan McPherson’s last-second field goal to ruin Urban Meyer’s Ohio Homecoming. As time expired, McPherson kicked a 35-yard field goal, ending the Jaguars’ running attack (putting up 202 yards on the ground). For the first time in his short career, Trevor Lawrence did not throw a pick, which is a plus. But it was Joe Burrow’s show (348 passing yards, 2 touchdowns), and everyone was invited, even Tyler Boyd, who snatched 118 of the yards via the air.
What was noteworthy about this game’s result was the afterparty that took place. While his wife was at home with the grandchildren, head coach Urban Meyer opted to drown his sorrows with a beautiful young woman at a club over the weekend, calling the defeat “heartbreaking.” The New York Post has a fantastic written description of the incident here, and Ryan’s Sports Wars channel has a full-blown video of the event below.
Tennessee Titans (2-2) at. New York Jets (1-3) on Sunday (27-24 OT NYJ)
The streak has come to an end. Thanks to Matt Ammendola’s 22-yard field goal in overtime, Zack Wilson can now proclaim himself an NFL winner. The Jets went after Ryan Tannehill, sacking him seven times, with D-lineman Quinnen Williams causing the most havoc. Tannehill did manage to gain one yard over Wilson (passing for 298 yards on 49 tries), but Derrick Henry’s middle name must be yardage, as he rushed for 158 yards on 33 runs with a touchdown. This year, he has a real chance of snagging 2,000 yards.
Sunday’s matchup pits the Kansas City Chiefs (2-2) against the Philadelphia Eagles (1-3). (42-30 KC)
Patrick Mahomes became the fourth quarterback in the modern era to open the season with three or more touchdown passes in each of the first four games. Andy Reid won his 100th game as the Kansas City Chiefs’ head coach in a game that was never in question after the second quarter.
Patrick had 24 completions and 278 passing yards, while Mahomes had 5 touchdown passes in total, three to Tyreek Hill, and 186 yards from 11 catches. With 102 yards on the day, Clyde Edwards-Helaire makes it back-to-back 100-yard performances on the grass.
Jalen Hurts had a huge day for the Eagles, throwing for 387 yards and two touchdowns while also leading the team in rushing with 47 yards on eight attempts, but he can’t do it all on his own.
Carolina Panthers (3-1) vs. Dallas Cowboys (3-1) on Sunday (36-28 DAL)
As the defense was brutal on Sam Darnold, getting to the Panthers pivot five times, Dak Prescott threw four touchdowns and Ezekiel Elliot ran for 143 yards and a touchdown.
New York Giants (1-3) at New Orleans Saints (2-2) on Sunday (27-21 OT NYG)
In overtime, Saquon Barkley came through with a 6-yard touchdown run to erase the dreaded “0” off the G-record. men’s
Daniel Jones threw for a total of 402 yards and two touchdowns. Jones’ main beneficiary was Kenny Golladay, who had six receptions for 116 yards.
On defense, Jameis Winston struggled against the Giants. He was platooned with Taysom Hill, who scored two running touchdowns but threw a pick when he came into the game with just 226 throwing yards and one touchdown. For their first 70,000-fan game since the government shut everything down, Alvin Kamara broke into the 100-yard running club, rushing for 120 yards on the grass inside the Superdome.
Cleveland Browns (3-1) vs. Minnesota Vikings (3-1) on Sunday (14-7 CLE)
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Sunday’s matchup pits the Detroit Lions (0-4) against the Chicago Bears (2-2). (24-14 CHI)
Detroit, enraged that Jacksonville had tied their winless run on Thursday, determined to outdo them by giving a rookie quarterback his first professional victory by not even trying. Jared Goff was the lone bright spot, throwing for 299 yards and two touchdowns, but it’s difficult to stand out when you’re surrounded by mediocrity.
For the Bears, David Montgomery’s 106 running yards and two touchdowns did the heavy work, trying to make up for Fields’ mugging last week. Montgomery was forced to exit the game due to a knee injury; he will have an MRI on his knee on Monday, thus his availability for Week 5 against the Raiders is still unclear.
Houston Texans (1-3) vs. Buffalo Bills (3-1) on Sunday (40-0 BUF)
I’m not sure what the Texans did to earn this thrashing, but it was nasty on both sides.
Josh Allen had a mediocre day, throwing two touchdowns and giving way to Michael Trubisky to work garbage time (he ran in a 10-yard run for a score in the blowout). The Bills intercepted four Davis Mills throws, limited him to 87 yards passing, and sacked him three times on defense.
When it’s all said and done, the Texans know how a date with DeShaun Watson feels.
Sunday’s matchup pits the Indianapolis Colts (1-3) against the Miami Dolphins (1-3). (27-17 IND)
The Colts fought back from an injury-plagued Dolphins team to win their first game of the season. There was nothing noteworthy, but Carson Wentz had his finest game as a Colt, tossing two touchdown touchdowns to Mo Alie-Cox on 24 of 32 passing.
Sunday: The Washington Redskins (2-2) take on the Atlanta Falcons (1-3). (34-30 WFT)
Matt Ryan’s four touchdown passes (3 to Calvin Ridley, one a 42-yard strike) couldn’t stop Taylor Heinicke’s late-game heroics. Heinicke connected with J.D. McKissic for a 30-yard touchdown with 33 seconds left on the clock to put the Teamers up for good.
Sunday’s matchup pits the Seattle Seahawks (2-2) against the San Francisco 49ers (2-2). (28-21 SEA)
Jimmy Garoppolo left the game with a calf injury, enabling Trey Lance to start the second half, and he did just fine, throwing a 50-50 ball (9/18) for 157 yards and two touchdowns in the air, while also running for 41 yards. Deebo Samuel seemed unconcerned about who was at quarterback, racking up 156 receiving yards and collecting both of Lance’s touchdown passes.
Russel Wilson’s performance was sufficient to win the game. It was enough to go over their NFC West opponents by throwing two touchdowns and scoring another on the run. They’ll have to be at their best next week when they play the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night.
Arizona Cardinals (4-0) vs. Los Angeles Rams (3-1) on Sunday (37-20 ARI)
The Cardinals are now appearing like the most dominating club in the NFL, perhaps compensating for the Diamondbacks’ disastrous season in baseball.
Kyler Murray had a productive day in, on, and around the pocket, completing 24 of 32 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns. On his 12 carries, Chase Edmonds averaged 10 yards per carry, totaling 120 yards on the ground.
Matt Stafford, who knows how to put up numbers in games that are eventually out of reach, added two more throwing touchdowns to his season total, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Cards on this day, as the Rams suffered their first defeat of the season.
Green Bay Packers (3-3) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-3) on Sunday (27-17 GB)
It would be fantastic if someone could assist Ben Roethlisberger. Normally, the lone helpless old guy walks about the White House, not the Steelers locker room, but the Steelers have been acting strangely since their shocking win over the Bills.
Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb, who met on Jeopardy, renewed their romance with a pair of touchdowns that decided the game while Shailene Woodley’s boyfriend pushed into the endzone for a rare running score these days.
Baltimore Ravens (3-1) vs. Denver Broncos (3-1) on Sunday (23-7 BAL)
Justin Tucker, dissatisfied with his previous week’s record-breaking kick, determined to just be the Ravens’ top scorer and win the game on his own. Before it’s all said and done, he may be the best kicker in the history of the game.
Lamar Jackson threw for 316 yards (OH HELL YEAH) and a score in another Madden-esque performance. Le’Veon Bell, who had just recently been activated from the practice squad, was a non-factor. But, if the Ravens want to make a real run at the AFC North, he’ll have to go in there and show some of the flashes that made him such a focal point of the Ravens defense during his time with the Steelers.
Teddy Bridgewater, who began the game and scored the Broncos’ lone points, was taken (literally) out of the game by a concussion and replaced by Drew Lock, who couldn’t manage a single pass against the stifling Baltimore 11. At the very least, he was able to connect a throw to cornerback Anthony Averett.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-1) vs. New England Patriots (1-3) on Sunday Night Football (19-17 TB)
If we’re being honest, the game that everyone had been anticipating since the schedule was released in May was a bit of a letdown. As TB12 entered the field, he was greeted with a standing ovation, as Ryan recorded above (as everyone knows, the majority of the Geeks + Gamers crew was in Boston; plenty of coverage of the game can be seen on Ryan, Jeremy, and Tuggs’ social media profiles):
Tom Brady returns to Gillette Stadium for the first time. Incredible. pic.twitter.com/FqukNoikvm
October 3, 2021 — Ryan Kinel – RK Outpost (@KinelRyan)
To be sure, there were plenty of highlights, with Tom Brady entering the game needing just 68 yards to overtake Drew Brees for the all-time passing yardage record of 80,358. In the first quarter, Brady did it by finding wide receiver Mike Evans for a strange 28-yard catch over the middle. Here’s a more in-depth look at the accomplishment from Lyndon.
In terms of the game itself, Brady passed for 269 yards on an unusually low scoring and efficiency effort (22/43 with no touchdowns). Richard Sherman, who had joined earlier in the week, was active on the day and led the club in tackles while also recovering a fumble to start his Tampa career.
On the Patriots’ side of the ball, Mac Jones threw an effective 31/40 for 275 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Jones was sacked four times, and the Pats ended the game with a running yardage of -1. On the ground, there is minus yardage.
Taking the numbers out of the equation, the game ended with a classic late-game comeback by Tom Brady’s offense. Just before the 2-minute warning, Ryan Succop kicked a 48-yard a goal to put the Buccaneers up for good.
Monday: Los Angeles Chargers (3-1) vs. Las Vegas Raiders (3-1) (28-14 LAC)
Justin Herbert continues to play like a demon, throwing another three touchdown passes to give the Raiders their first defeat of the season. The Chargers won by a landslide thanks to Austin Ekeler’s 117 running yards and another touchdown. The Chargers scored with 8:01 left in the first quarter and never looked back, putting the game out of reach.
Derek Carr returned to reality, remembering his name on the back of the jersey, and threw for 196 yards, two touchdowns, and four times on the grass.
That concludes Week 4. Only the Cardinals will see whether they can remain undefeated in Week 5, with the Lions and Jaguars hoping to turn things around against their inter-division opponents.
The nfl game pass is a weekly recap of the 2021 NFL season. This week’s recap includes the return of the king, Tom Brady.
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