10 Best Games of the Season (Week 4)

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Ten Best Games of the NFL Season (Week 4)

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In the layover between the island that is Thursday Night Football and the rest of the NFL week schedule, it’s time to reflect back on Week 4. Through the first quarter of the season, the many surprising storylines have included Robert Griffin III, the Arizona Cardinals and the New Orleans Saints. However, did any of the week four action make the best NFL games of the year so far? Scroll through the slideshow to find out.

Games of Week 4

New England Patriots 52 Buffalo Bills 28 (Highlights): The Bills lead this game by 14 in the third quarter, but Tom Brady and the Patriots scored 45 of the final 52 points in the game. Brady had three touchdown throws and a run, while Ryan Fitzpatrick had four touchdowns and four interceptions.

Atlanta Falcons 30 Carolina Panthers 28 (Highlights): Matt Bryant kicked the game winning field goal for the Falcons with 5 seconds remaining. Despite Cam Newton’s two touchdown passes and one touchdown run, a fumble on what could have been the last play of the game gave the Falcons life. The 4-0 Falcons got three touchdown passes from Matt Ryan.

Arizona Cardinals 24 Miami Dolphins 21 OT (Highlights): Rookie Ryan Tannehill’s fumble in overtime that led to the Cardinal’s winning field goal overshadowed his 431 yards of offense. Kevin Kolb continued his dominance with over 300 yards of offense and three touchdowns including the game-tying pass to Andre Roberts with 21 seconds remaining.

Washington Redskins 24 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 22 (Highlights): Robert Griffin III only scored a touchdown running, but led the team down the field on the game winning drive. Billy Cundiff hit the field goal after missing three earlier in the day. Josh Freeman had 299 yards with a touchdown and an interception for Tampa Bay.

Green Bay Packers 28 New Orleans Saints 27 (Hightlights): It’s now apparent that the sanctions leveled on the Saints have affected the team with their 0-4 record. Aaron Rodgers had 319 yards and four touchdowns, and led his team down the field for the winning drive. Drew Brees threw for 446 yards and three touchdowns, but could not stop the winless Saints streak.

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10. Green Bay Packers 28 New Orleans Saints 27 (Week 4)

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It’s now apparent that the sanctions leveled on the Saints have affected the team with their 0-4 record. Aaron Rodgers had 319 yards and four touchdowns, and led his team down the field for the winning drive. Drew Brees threw for 446 yards and three touchdowns, but could not stop the winless Saints streak.

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9. New York Giants 41 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34 (Week 2)

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers seemed to have the game in hand, but the Giants scored 25 fourth quarter points. Eli Manning had 510 yards, 3 touchdowns and 3 interceptions.

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8. Arizona Cardinals 24 Miami Dolphins 21 OT (Week 4)

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Rookie Ryan Tannehill’s fumble in overtime that led to the Cardinal’s winning field goal overshadowed his 431 yards of offense. Kevin Kolb continued his dominance with over 300 yards of offense and three touchdowns including the game-tying pass to Andre Roberts with 21 seconds remaining.

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7. Baltimore Ravens 31 New England Patriots 30 (Week 3)

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The Ravens’ game winning field goal could not have been closer as it went over the upright, capping a game filled with questionable calls. Joe Flacco had 382 yards and three touchdowns in a legitimate comeback win. Also notable, Ravens’ Torrey Smith had two touchdowns on the day after he lost his brother in a car accident.

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6. St. Louis Rams 31 Washington Redskins 28 (Week 2)

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Sam Bradford took the show from Robert Griffin III, throwing 310 yards with three touchdowns. Griffin ran for two touchdowns and passed for another, but his team missed a 62-yard field goal at the end of the game.

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5. Denver Broncos 31 Pittsburgh Steelers 19 (Week 1)

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The first Sunday Night Football game saw new Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning come from behind to beat the Steelers. The Broncos had 17 fourth-quarter points.

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4. Tennessee Titans 44 Detroit Lions 41 OT (Week 3)

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In this shootout Jake Locker lead the Titans to their first win with 378 yards and two touchdowns. The Lions lost quarterback Matt Stafford and did not elect to kick a field goal that would have ultimately won the game in regulation.

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3. Atlanta Falcons 30 Carolina Panthers 28 (Week 4)

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Matt Bryant kicked the game winning field goal for the Falcons with 5 seconds remaining. Despite Cam Newton’s two touchdown passes and one touchdown run, a fumble on what could have been the last play of the game gave the Falcons life. The 4-0 Falcons got three touchdown passes from Matt Ryan.

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2. Arizona Cardinals 20 New England Patriots 18 (Week 2)

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Kevin Kolb and the Cardinals shocked the Patriots in Foxboro.  A late fumble by the Cardinals gave the Patriots a 42-yard field goal attempt to win, which Stephen Gostkowski missed.

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1. Washington Redskins 40 New Orlean Saints 32 (Week 1)

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Robert Griffin III shocked the Saints as the only rookie QB out of five to win his first game. Griffin’s first six passes were not for forward progress, but his seventh was an 88-yard touchdown throw.


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