Five Lessons from Week 4 in the NFL

By on October 7, 2020

(Photo credit Indianapolis Colts)

By Aaron Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
  1. The Colts defense is legit. After one bad game in Week 1, the Colts defense has played very well, holding the Vikings and Jets to a combined 18 points in the next two weeks. Last week, they shut down the Bears newest hero, QB Nick Foles, while allowing Chicago only 11 points in a hard-fought 19-11 win.

QB Kyler Murray. (photo credit: Arizona Cardinals/

  1. Pump the brakes on QB Kyler Murray and his Cardinals. The Cardinals started out 2-0 and everyone was jumping on the Kyler bandwagon. But in the past two weeks, the former Heisman winner has seen his team lose to the Panthers and the Lions— not exactly two of the league powerhouses. In the Panthers game, Murray had a very rough day, amassing only 133 passing yards on 24 completions.

QB Deshaun Watson. (photo credit houstontexans-ZachTarrant

  1. Even though the Texans are winless, they got a big win. Yes, this was actually a huge week for the Texans. Even though they lost to the Vikings and are now 0-4, that forced the departure of head coach Bill O’ Brien, who bears a big share of the responsibility for the underachieving Texans. Under new leadership, maybe talented QB Deshaun Watson can start to make the magic happen.

  1. Does someone have to win the NFC Least? The Washington Football Team is 1-3 the Cowboys are 1-3, the Giants are 0-4 and the division leader is the one-win Eagles, at 1-2-1.  The Cowboys defense is horrible. Washington has no real offense beside Terry McLaurin. The Eagles are really banged up and Carson Wentz has regressed. And the Giants, minus Saquon Barkley, aren’t even worth talking about.

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  1. Even though they lost by 16, the Pats proved you can beat the Chiefs. Bill Belichick had a really good game plan Monday night against the Super Bowl Champs but was done in by the lack of a functioning QB. The secret formula: Keep front-four pressure on Patrick Mahomes without blitzing and run the ball straight at that still slightly suspect KC defense.




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