Air It Out

  • It really doesn't matter who the Jaguars play, they get destroyed by the opposing quarterback. This week the QB was Philip Rivers. Rivers threw for 377 yards and 3 touchdowns.
    • Keenan Allen had 10 receptions for 135 yards and Eddie Royal caught 5 passes for 105 yards and for a second straight week caught 2 touchdowns.
  • For a second straight week, Andrew Luck threw for 4 touchdowns. He was just shy of 400 yards with 393.
    • Reggie Wayne had his first 100 yard game of the year and also caught his first touchdown pass.
  • Tony Romo got back on track against the Saints on Sunday Night Football, completing 22 of 29 passes for 262 yards and 3 touchdowns.
  • Joe Flacco has really benefited from the addition of Steve Smith Sr. Flacco was 22/31 for 327 yards and 3 touchdowns.
    • Smith caught 7 balls for 139 yards and scored twice.
  • Ben Roethlisberger threw for 314 yards and 3 touchdowns in a losing effort
  • Aaron Rodgers recently told fans to relax about his play and the Packers offense. He backed up his talk by throwing for 302 yards and 4 touchdowns.
  • Mike Glennon made his first start of the year for the Buccaneers and led the team to a game winning drive with just a few seconds remaining. He went for over 300 yards and 2 scores.
  • Making his first start of his career, rookie Teddy Bridgewater went 19/30 for 317 yards. He did not throw a touchdown or an INT. He added 27 yards and a score on the ground, but was carted off the field late in the game with an ankle injury.
  • Martellus Bennett continues to get it done at TE for the Bears as he caught 9 passes for 134 yards.

Ground and Pound

  • DeMarco Murray has solidified his spot as this leagues best running back after his performance on Sunday Night Football. Murray ran for 149 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Saints. Murray has ran for at least 100 yards and scored a touchdown in all 4 of the Cowboys games this year.
  • Who needs Adrian Peterson? The Vikings now have a new two headed monster in their run game. Matt Asiata had 20 carries for 78 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Jerick McKinnon ran for 135 yards on 18 carries.
  • Matt Forte finally found success on the ground as he ran for 122 yards against the Packers but failed to score.
  • Expect the 49ers to continue to feed Frank Gore going forward. Not only did he run for 119 yards on 24 carries, but he also added a 55 yard touchdown reception.
  • Bernard Pierce was healthy enough to play but he did not see the field. Instead Justin Forsett (66 yards and a TD) and Lorenzo Taliaferro (58 yards and a TD) led the way for the Ravens.
  • Lamar Miller took advantage of some costly Raiders turnovers and ran for 2 touchdowns.

Defense Wins Championships

  • Although they allowed 26 points, the Eagles were the top scoring defense in week 4. They had 4 sacks, picked-6 Colin Kaepernick, blocked a kick and recovered it for a touchdown and Darren Sproles returned a punt for a touchdown.
  • Miami allowed 14 points against the Raiders, forced 4 turnovers, had 2 sacks and scored a touchdown.
  • The Texans got a pick-6 from who else? J.J. Watt. Turned out to be the difference in the game as they beat the Bills by 6.
  • Indianapolis took advantage of a Jake Locker-less Titans team. They allowed 17 points, had 3 sacks and forced 3 turnovers.
  • The 49ers forced 4 turnovers against Nick Foles and the Eagles and held LeSean McCoy to just 17 rushing yards as they hand the Philly their first loss of the season.

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