October 5, 2021
We are through week 4 of NFL season and only the Arizona Cardinals remain undefeated, which speaks to the parody fan are seeing in this year’s NFL.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are only two winless teams left with the Lions and Jaguars sitting at 0-4 and looking like top contenders for the #1 pick in the 2022 draft.
Let’s take a look back at some of the week’s 4 highlights, as well as the top matchups as we head into week 5.
The Cowboys have won three in a row since their week 1 loss at Tampa and have looked like one of the best teams in the NFC in the process. The Cowboys hosted the undefeated Panthers in week 3 in Dallas and looked like the better team throughout the entire game. Dak Prescott threw for 4 TDs and Ezekial Elliot ran for 143 and a score and the Cowboys are quietly becoming a legitimate Super Bowl contender in 2021 after many years of disappointment.
The Cardinals went on the road to the battle the Rams at Sofi stadium and came away with a huge with that put the Cardinals in first place in the NFC West. Kyler Murray proved that his hot start is no fluke as he kept the Rams defense off balance all day and threw for 2 TDs, and the Cardinals rushers combined to run for 216 on the ground in their 37-20 win.
Tom Brady returned to New England in the big Sunday Night matchup that pitted Brady against a Patriots team that he spent 20 years playing for. The Patriots put up a good defensive performance vs. Brady, but the Bucs were able to find a way down the stretch to get the 19-17 win after the Patriots missed a 56-yard field goal in the final minute.
Justin Herbert looks like he is getting better each week and the Chargers got out to a 21-0 lead over the undefeated Raiders and never looked back. The Chargers move to 3-1 and sit in first place in the AFC and look like serious contenders to get to the Super Bowl out of the AFC.
Here are the current MVP odds after week 5 action:
Kyler Murray still has the lead in the MVP after this performance in the Rams win but a cluster of QBs are right behind him. Keep an eye on Josh Allen and Justin Herbert, who should both continue to put up monster numbers all season and face much easier defenses in the AFC.
The Bills and Chiefs are the Sunday Night matchup this week and this could be one of the best games of the years if you like offense. Patrick Mahomes looks like he got the Chiefs offense back on track this past week throwing for 5 TDs. Josh Allen has thrown for 9 Tds and is a blocked punt in week 1 away from being 4-0.
The Packers head to Cincinnati winners of three in a row and looking like the team most thought they would be heading into the season. Joe Burrow has the Bengals in a great spot in the AFC North and is showing why he was the #1 pick in the draft a couple of years ago.
Another epic AFC battle on Sunday between the Browns and Chargers as both teams enter the game playing good football and needed a win to stay near the top of their division standings. I like the Chargers to come out on top in this one and make another statement to the NFL that they are the real deal.
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