*NFL WEEK 4 (2020 Season)

Dwayne Haskins is not the reason why we lost this game; he played better this week from how he played against the Browns. His stats were actually pretty good against Baltimore; 314 yards with zero interceptions, albeit no Touchdowns. Rumors have already begun to circulate regarding a possible benching, which is insane talk. If this coaching staff believes benching Haskins over Kyle Allen is the solution to the offensive issues, then it probably means they are done with Haskins for the season.

Look, the quarterback play needs to prove for sure, but we need playmakers to step up — Mclaurin is the only clear cut playmaker we have on offense. Antonio Gibson is starting to show flashes and keeps getting better and better every week. We have to be patient with Gibson, especially since he wasn’t a running back in college, so he needs a season under his belt to show what he has to offer to this offense as a running back. 

Not having Chase Young available made a noticeable difference in the defensive front. This team’s strength was supposed to be the defense, and they are not playing as such. The entire secondary has to get upgraded in the off-season. Building around Landon Collins and Kendall Fuller is crucial. I still wonder if we made a mistake on letting Josh Norman leave too soon, we could’ve used him this season. 

Unlike previous years, the silver lining is that this Washington franchise has some legit talent to build around. We have the makings of what could potentially be a dominant team for years to come — IF, of course, we continue to build things the right way and make some strategic upgrades through the draft and free agency. 


And for the rest of the league:


This was a high-scoring game where Dallas got behind early — by halftime, the score was 31-14 and although the Cowboys scored 24 points in the 4th quarter and Dak had over 500 yards with 4 TDs, It was just not enough to catch up to a Browns team that played a well-balanced game. The most significant difference here was that Dallas could never establish a running game and relied mostly on Dak throwing the ball. The Browns running attack combined 307 yards with 40 rushing attempts, whereas Dallas barely had 85 total yards, combined with only 18 rushing attempts.

EAGLES 25 — 49ERS 20:

Philadelphia got their first win of the season with a lot of help from the inconsistent and, at most times, lousy quarterback play from San Francisco. The 49ers are never impressive with Jimmy G, however, right now, his absence is being felt, and Garoppolo is the best chance they have to get their offense back on track. 


This was a pathetic game to watch. The Giants are awful, and the Rams struggled for 4 quarters to get anything going offensively until the end of the game when Jared Goff finally made something happen and threw a TD pass to Kupp to essentially put this game away.


Minnesota committed themselves to run the ball and to feed Dalvin Cook as much as possible, and it paid big-time dividends. Cook carried the ball 27 times for 130 yards and 2 TDs. This is the recipe for continued success for the Vikings. Houston is now 0-4, and Bill O’Brien has now been fired: the first head-coaching casualty of the 2020 corona season. It gets easier for Romeo Crennel as their new interim Head Coach is next week against Jacksonville. 


The Patriots were having success containing Mahomes for most of the game, until the 4th quarter when things just fell apart for New England. They gave up a TD followed almost immediately by a pick 6 from Tyrann Mathieu. It was evident that not having Cam Newton in this game made a huge difference for New England. 


Aaron Rodgers seemed to be having way too much fun with this depleted Falcons secondary, throwing for over 300 yards and 4 TDs. Atlanta is a mess, and at 0-4, things don’t look promising for them, and Dan Quinn might very well be the next Head coach to be sent packing. 


Buffalo has something special in Josh Allen. The combination of Devin Singletary, Cole Beasley, and the addition of Stefon Diggs makes this Bills offense a dangerous and dynamic offense. Their week 6 game against Kansas city should be fireworks. The Raiders are still banged up but played well enough to make this game competitive; I still think that this Jon Gruden’s team will be contending for a playoff spot come season’s end. 


Terry Bridgewater got things going early, never let up, and even scored his first rushing TD since 2015. In the absence of McCaffrey, Carolina seems to be figuring out how to get other players more involved in the offense. Arizona had to play catch up for the whole game. Kyler Murray threw 3 TDs and ran for 78 yards, but it wasn’t enough to put together a comeback. 


Brady is looking pretty damn comfortable under Bruce Arians, putting up substantial numbers and throwing a record number of TDs per game, looking like his prime days back in New England. The Chargers started the season hot and looked like contenders, but they are now banged up and struggling. They seem to have lost their starting running back, Austin Ekeler, for a few weeks. The Saints are next for LA, and New Orleans is coming in hot. 


Drew Brees brought New Orleans back from 0-14 late in the 1st quarter, and with this victory, Bress silenced all the benching talk for at least another week. Detroit continues to struggle, and if they don’t make the playoffs this season, Matt Patricia will be fired. It seems like it would take a miracle to turn this Lions team around. 

COLTS 19 — BEARS 11:

The Colts have the best defense in football statistically, and they are quietly are making a case for the most improved team this season. Chicago needs a few games to get themselves back on track under Nick Foles as their quarterback


Seattle is undefeated, although Russell Wilson struggled a bit under a resurgent Miami defense on the rise. Fitz Magic is still putting up solid numbers to keep himself as the starter… for now. 


Joe Burrow got his first win as an NFL quarterback and deservingly so. Cincinnati has been playing relatively well under this rookie quarterback. Jacksonville had issues everywhere, and their defense is full of holes; they cannot seem to be able to stop anyone. The Jaguars have an interesting matchup next week against Deshaun Watson and the Texans. 


Sam Darnold played a solid game throwing for over 200 yards with 84 yards rushing and even running for 1 TD with zero interceptions. Unfortunately, for the Jets, Darnold could not get anything else going, and the rest of their scores came from field goals. The Broncos, on the other hand, seemed like the better-balanced team offensively. Broncos’ new starting quarterback Brett Rypien was on survival mode for most of the game against a Gregg Wiliams defense that came hot and heavy pretty often.

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