What you need to know from week 4 in the NFL
The GOAT vs. the kid: QB Patrick Mahomes came out on top in the much hyped Sunday Night Football Super Bowl LV rematch between his Kansas City Chiefs and QB Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- Mahomes threw for 249 yards with three touchdowns (TDs) and showed off his fancy footwork in Kansas City’s 41–31 win, overpowering Brady who was also solid with 385 yards and three TDs. The GOAT’s still got it, but the millennials win this round.
Call it a comeback: QB Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens squandered a 17-point lead in yesterday’s 23–20 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Jackson threw an uncharacteristic interception with the game on the line, which the Bills converted into a game-winning field goal.
New kid on the block: Pittsburgh Steelers 2022 No. 20 draft pick QB Kenny Pickett made his highly anticipated NFL debut, replacing former QB1 Mitch Trubisky in the second half. But it was a lackluster first go, as Pickett threw three interceptions in a 24–20 loss to the NY Jets. Maybe they can chalk it up to rookie mistakes?
All they do is win: They’re soaring, flying — the Philadelphia Eagles improved to 4-0 behind a 29–21 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, maintaining their status as the only undefeated team left in the league.
- Philly’s defense pounded Jacksonville QB Trevor Lawrence, who became the first player this century to lose four fumbles in one game. Yikes.
Looking ahead: The LA Rams visit the San Francisco 49ers tonight at 8:15 p.m. ET in a NFC West battle royale (and 2022 NFC Championship Game rematch!) more than worthy of Monday Night Football.
- The name of the game is “redemption” for 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo, who’ll try to shake off the rust against Rams QB Matthew Stafford and the defending Super Bowl champs.