NFL Week 4 overreactions
We are through Week 4 of the NFL season — we’re almost one-fourth of the way through the season. In the meantime, let’s fire some Week 4 overreactions because we love overreacting.
The book has officially been closed on Mitch Trubisky. You all lost. Cased closed. It’s better it ended this way. You all got one last look at one of the biggest draft failures in the history of the sport. Isn’t it weird how Pat Freiermuth and George Pickens started actually producing? Time to fire Mike Tomlin too for that pathetic display to the good people of Pittsburgh. I don’t know what more you people want from me. Just listen better next time.
Are the Panthers one of the worst teams in the NFL? The Panthers have been an awfully tough watch through four weeks. I honestly had higher hopes. The Baker Mayfield experiment has not worked yet; Carolina has one of the league’s worst offenses, even with a healthy Christian McCaffrey, and haven’t moved the ball well at all. Matt Rhule is on the hot seat and will need to turn it around quickly if he wants to save his job. And their schedule doesn’t get very easy anytime soon, either. We might be at that time to hit the panic button.
The Jets could actually be building something! With Zach Wilson back, the Jets pulled out a win in Pittsburgh despite the former No. 2 pick throwing two interceptions. Breece Hall looked good and the offense even showed a little bit of creativity with the Philly special to Wilson. The defense bent but did not break with the debut of Kenny Pickett.
Trouble in Tampa? On primetime, Tom Brady and the Buccaneers could not hang with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. It was a shootout that Kansas City took by a final score of 41-31. Brady looked great, completing 75 percent of his passes for nearly 400 yards and three touchdowns. But the loss of head coach Bruce Arians looks to be wearing down the Bucs with some acrimony on the sidelines. If their defense can’t be sorted out against elite opposition, they could be in some serious trouble.
Double-Doinked Out of Playoffs. The Saints have been a massive disappointment so far through four weeks. With all the talent on the roster, they look terrible. Already losing to a terrible Panthers team earlier this year, this team was one of the most overrated teams headed into the season. Even without Jameis Winston, Alvin Kamara, and Michael Thomas active this week, they still managed to make it a game against the Vikings. Andy Dalton might even be a better option than Winston right now for New Orleans. However, the double-doink from Will Lutz just ended their season. The Saints have a tough schedule down the road and with the NFC East, West, and North going to have two representatives in the playoffs, there is now no room for a bad Saints team.
Justin Fields is a Bottom 3 Quarterback in the NFL. Justin Fields is basically re-starting his rookie year with a brand new coach and offensive system. However, Fields has been terrible all season long. Yes, you can see the flashes of his physical traits and he doesn’t have the ideal weapons around him. However, Fields has been terrible all season long. Fields finally broke 150 passing yards this past week, but if you take away the 56-yard pass to Darnell Mooney, Fields was sitting around the 118 mark once again, against a horrendous Giants defense. If a quarterback is only completing half their passes on the season with a QBR of 58, then that pretty much explains it. I want to see Fields with weapons around him, but I’m finally questioning if he’s going to be a part of the Ohio State quarterback trend.
Are we sure John Harbaugh is an elite coach? Stop me if you’ve heard this before: John Harbaugh made a questionable call late in a game that didn’t work out in his favor. The most recent example is not going for the obvious field goal late in the Buffalo Bills game. Instead, Lamar Jackson threw an INT and that led to the Bills winning the game. Some blame should fall on Jackson, yes, but a lot of blame needs to fall on Harbaugh.
The Seattle Seahawks won the Russell Wilson trade. Raise your hand if you called Geno Smith playing better than Russell Wilson through four weeks. Anyone with their hands up is a liar. Wilson and the Broncos are a failed mess, while Smith and the Seahawks are competitive in every game. Smith looks as motivated as ever. If Denver keeps this up, Seattle just might end up with two picks in the top ten.
The Philadelphia Eagles will have the best record in the NFC. The Eagles got the job done against the Jacksonville Jaguars and they remain unbeaten. Jalen Hurts did not have a good game but it didn’t matter as the Eagles mauled the Jaguars on the ground. Philadelphia does not have the toughest schedule ahead as they have 4 teams with one win or fewer remaining on the year. However, the Eagles will need to sweep at least two of their divisional rivals if they want to be the number 1 seed in the NFC. I think if their offense keeps rolling and their defense keeps winning the turnover battle then it will be pandemonium in Philadelphia come January.
Rams are the biggest frauds in the NFL as of right now. From Super Bowl Winners to absolute mid. Offense can’t get anything going at all, and you sure as hell can’t target Cooper Kupp 19 times every game. Running game not producing either, can’t open up the offense. If they don’t get their shit together, they could miss the postseason.
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