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NFL Week 4 Recap & Analysis – Brady, Patriots Still Potent

Patriots – 41, DOLPHINS – 14

Patrick Chung had some night on Monday with a blaocked punt, blocked FG and pick-six INT return in a rout of Miami. Ex-Jet RB/WR Danny Woodhead put himself on the NFL map with a great all-around game and New England showed why they remain the class of the league. For the Fish, that’s two home loses to division foes after a fast start.

Jets – 38, BILLS – 14

No trap game here for Rex Ryan’s boys. The Jets have won three straight and are 3-0 in the division while Buffalo looks completely lost. Gang Green hosts Favre and the Vikes next Monday night and the Meadowlands boo-birds should be out in full force to ‘welcome’ the former Jet QB.

Bengals – 20, BROWNS – 23

Eric Mangini’s job may have been saved with Cleveland’s first win of the season. The struggles to continue for Chad Johnson and Carson Palmer has not exactly been lighting it up of late either. Both Ohio teams will be home for the holidays.

Broncos – 26, TITANS  -20

A late score gave Denver the road win in a close contest between two potential AFC playoff teams. The Broncos were more desperate for the W and did what they had to do to keep pace.

Ravens – 17, STEELERS – 14

Going 3-1 with your starting QB sitting out a suspension is still pretty good. Pittsburgh nearly went undefeated waiting for Big Ben with the likes of Dennis Dixon and Charlie Batch starting under center and would have if not for a late TD pass from Joe Flacco to TJ. Both teams will be there at the end and their respective defenses are still impressive.

PACKERS – 28, Lions- 26

Detroit is at least losing with dignity, if that is all possible. The Lions play their opponents tough most weeks and Sunday was no exception at Lambeau Field. The Pack bounced back after a tough loss to the Bears last Monday night and are back on track to be the top team in their division.

FALCONS – 16, 49ers – 14

Playing well enough to win doesn’t cut it in the NFL. The Niners are still winless because of stupid plays like Nate Clements fumbling the ball back to the Falcs on a INT return. So what do you think happened? Atlanta goes down the field and hits a late FG to win it and keep pace in their division.

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SAINTS – 16, Panthers – 14

The defending Super Bowl champs have not played like what one would expect and have still come away with more wins that they probably should have, but don’t tell them that. Better a win than a loss, even when it is a squeaker at home versus hapless Carolina.

RAMS – 20, Seahawks – 3

Wow. St. Louis has won two in a row and it has come at the expense of Seattle, who had visions of grandeur after a big win in the opener. Both teams are not very good, but at least the Rams are on the up swing in a rebuilding mode with the overall umber one pick at QB playing well.

JAGUARS – 31, Colts – 28

Indy only lost two games all season in 2009 but have matched that after four weeks already. A 59-yard FG at the gun By Josh Scobee gave jacksonville the upset win of the day.

Texans – 31, RAIDERS – 24

Houston is on a playoff hunt and doing fairly well at it while Oakland still sucks really bad. At least the weather is getting cooler for the fans in the Black Hole who wear all that heavy costume gear.

Redskins – 17, EAGLES – 12

Donovan McNabb comes back to Philly, leads the ‘Skins to a win and Michael Vick goes out with a rib injury. Bad day if you’re wearing green, huh?

CHARGERS – 41, Cardinals – 10

San Diego’s inconsistent season took an up swing while Arizona continues to lose to winning teams.

GIANTS-17, Bears – 3

New York saved its season by knocking the shit out of Chicago with 10 sacks. Bears QB Jay Cutler suffered a concussion on one of them but still kept his INT stats up there before getting his bell rung. If you’re in the Windy City, you had to figure that your guys would lose one sooner or later, so it’s good to get that over with. The G-Men somehow reman atop the NFC Least even though they have played mediocre or less in ’10.

Photo by William J. Hauser

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