5 Things We Learned About Week 4 In The NFL

What we are going to do right here is go back… 1978, legendary singer Johnny Mathis and Denise Williams release, “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late.” The song reached number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 pop chart, Adult Contemporary chart, and R&B chart. The Lyrics are as follows.

“Yes, it’s over, call it a day.

Sorry that it had to end this way.

No reason to pretend.

We knew it had to end someday, this way”.

The NFL is a quarter into their season and for the teams listed below, it’s over, call it a day. They won’t make the playoffs.

AFC… Miami Dolphins 1-2, New York Jets 2-2, Cincinnati Bengals 1-3, Cleveland Browns 0-4, Indianapolis Colts 1-3, LA Chargers 0-4.

NFC… New York Giants 0-4, Chicago Bears1-3, Arizona Cardinals 2-2, San Francisco 49ers 0-4.

I still have a gambling challenge to anyone who will take me up on it. I bet that the Jets, 49ers, Bears and Browns won’t win over 21 games.

Here are 5 things the Sports Whisperer learned from Week 4 in the NFL.

5) Injuries, Injuries, Injuries.

The NFL is a brutal sport, and when injuries hit, they come in bunches. The Tennessee Titans, Marcus Mariota had a hamstring injury and will be a “game time” decision on Sunday. The Oakland Raiders are saying Derek Carr will miss 2-6 weeks with a fracture in his back. My guess is Carr will miss a minimum of 6 weeks. Last season, Mariota and Carr got injured in same week as well. Minnesota Vikings rookie running back, Dalvin Cook is out for the season with a knee injury. Anytime a player gets injured without contact, that is a terrible sign, just ask Ryan Tannehill and Teddy Bridgewater. Packers WR, Devante Adams, had a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit that knocked Adams out of Thursday’s win over the Bears. Adams was later taken to the hospital for monitoring. Adams was released from the hospital on Friday, and is now in the concussion protocol. It is survival of the fittest in the NFL and the teams that can stay the healthiest have a tremendous advantage.

4) Do you believe me about Deshaun Watson now?

On draft day I was telling anyone who would listen, that the Jets must use the 6th pick in the draft to select, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. My reasoning was simple. Watson had a tremendous career at Clemson but more importantly, in the two biggest games of his career (back-to back championships against Alabama) his stats were incredible. In both National Championships games,Watson was the best player on the field.

His stats in Two games vs Alabama.

66 for 103, 825 passing yards, 116 rushing yards, 8 touchdowns and 1 interception.

On Sunday, Against the Titans, Watson become one of only a handful of rookie quarterbacks to have 5 total touchdowns (4 passing and 1 rushing). In his last two starts, Watson has 7 total touchdowns. He is a star on the rise and Jets thought it was better to go with 38-year-old, Josh McCown.

3) Buying stock in the Rams and Bills.

When you get rid of bad coaches, Rex Ryan (career record 61-67) and Jeff Fisher (6 winning season in 22 years as a head coach) good things Happen. The Bills are now 3-1 after winning in Atlanta, 23-17. The Rams won at Dallas, 35-31. After trailing 24-16 at halftime, the Rams outscored the Cowboys 19-6 for an impressive road victory. Rams are also 3-1 and in first place in the NFC West.

2) How bad is the Patriots defense?

In 4 games this season, New England has given up, 42, 20, 33 and 33 points. They are last in the league giving up 32 points per game. When was the last time the Patriots were last in any offensive or defensive category? Bill Belichick is a mastermind on both sides of the ball. His specialty is taking away a team’s strength and making his opponent go to their 2nd or 3rd option. Unfortunately for the Pats, their passing defense in a vertical passing league has been horrible. He must turn this team around quickly because his team flies to Tampa Bay to play a Thursday night game against the Buccaneers. The good news… If Tom Brady is under center this team will always have a chance.

1) Fly Eagles Fly.

The Philadelphia Eagles are 3-1 and have sole possession of the NFC East. This team continues to play with heart, soul and determination. Carson Wentz appears to be maturing right before our very eyes and if they keep getting production out of running back, LeGarrette Blount, they can be a force in the NFC. Blount had 136 yards on Sunday in their victory over the Chargers, 26-24.

Bonus Coverage.

Green Bay Packers and The Chicago Bears series record is now  95-94, with the Packers having the lead.

Clay Mathews became the all team leader for Green Bay with 75 career sacks.

When Jacksonville coach Doug Marrone elected to punt on fourth-and-3 from the Jets’ 43-yard line in overtime, he cost the Jaguars 5.7% in win probability. Marrone was playing not to lose instead of playing to win.

The Dolphins have scored 1 touchdown in 8 quarters. Jay Cutler is everything we thought he would be, a terrible quarterback with horrible body language and leadership skills.

The Sports Whisperer’s Top 5 in the NFL

5) Eagles 3-1

4) Falcons 3-1

3) Broncos 3-1

2) Packers 3-1

1) Chiefs 4-0

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