Griffin III shines again – 10 Things about Week 4 in the NFL


Here goes the run down for Week 4:

  • RG3 has the Drive
    • In what all Skins fans hope is a sign of things to come, Robert Griffin III led his first game winning drive as a Redskins QB in a win over the Bucs. Although, it should be noted that Billy Cundiff almost ruined the comeback by barely making the game winning FG and missing three other kicks including two make able ones. Early votes to RG3 for rookie of the year.
  • Pats stay grounded
    • The Patriots trailed by 2 touchdowns in the third quarter but quickly erased the deficit and routed the Bills by scoring 45 second half points. Brandon Bolden and Stevan Ridley both rushed for over 100 yards and each had a score. The Patriots appear to have supplemented the loss of Hernandez with increased focus on the running game. Just another reason why the Pats keep winning.
  • Jets don’t need Tebow
    • But they need a new game plan. Starting Tebow might raise expectations but it won’t provide better results and will destroy the confidence of Sanchez. Some skeptics might suggest it’s time to move on to Tebow, but the Jets best chance at success this season remains with Sanchez. Remember, the Jets are still 2 – 2 and undefeated in the division at 2 – 0.
  • Falcons undefeated, not invincible
    • The Falcons remained undefeated with a win over the Panthers on Sunday, but showed some flaws. If not for Roddy White’s abuse of the Panthers secondary the Falcons might well have fallen in the Georgia Dome. The Falcons defense needs to improve as the season continues because they can’t count on miracle finishes from the offense in each game.
  • Eagles escape again
    • Michael Vick has often been thought of as Houdini in the pocket but the Eagles have seemingly inherited this trait when it comes to winning games this season. The Eagles have won all three of their games by a combined 4 points.

      What is also noteworthy about the Eagles win over the Giants was it marked the first time all season the Eagles didn’t commit a turnover. If Philadelphia can continue to protect the ball there is no reason they cant be at the top of the NFC.

  • Texans keep rolling
    • The Texans also remained undefeated while hammering the Titans. The Texans continue to dominate on both sides of the ball and seem to be doing well in their role as the favorites early this season. Things will get tougher in the next three weeks, with tilts against both the Ravens and Packers, but the Texans appear to have the look of a team that
      is going places in January.
  • Cardinal Sin
    • Arizona almost fell from the ranks of the undefeated after having to hold off an upstart Dolphins team in overtime. Arizona’s defense struggled for much of the game and Kevin Kolb continued to show his inconsistency as well. Although the Cardinals got the victory, questions still remain about the Kolb and the offense especially since they have struggled to put up points each week.
  • Saints not Marching
    • The Saints came up short despite another solid performance from Drew Brees and the Saints offense. The Packers dropped the Saints to 0 – 4 and pretty much ended any hope of the Saints playing the Super Bowl in their home
      stadium this year. I don’t know if any coach has ever solidified their coaching reputation while being suspended, but Sean Payton is making his case for few coach of the year votes.
  • Bengals roar in jungle, No one hears
    • After a tough loss on opening night against the Ravens the Bengals have rallied for three straight victories in impressive fashion. Andy Dalton and AJ Green’s maturation into a top QB/WR combo can’t be understated and the defense still packs a punch. The Bengals pass the eye test as a playoff contender through the first quarter of the
  • Vikings don’t need to Ponder
    • After four games Minnesota leads an NFC North division which many experts, myself included, thought they would finish last. Certainly a 3 – 1 start is no guarantee of a first place finish, but it appears that Christian Ponder maybe well worth the 1st round pick the Vikings spent on him a year ago. Also Adrian Peterson’s recovery from an ACL and MCL tear is nothing short of remarkable.

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