NFL through Week 4

by Nick Gilbert / October 5, 2021

The National Football League’s fourth week is in the books, and plenty of stories have emerged. Tom Brady’s return to New England headlined the week.

There is currently just one team who remains undefeated. The Arizona Cardinals are 4-0 for the first time since 2012. As they handed the Los Angeles Rams their first loss on the young season in dominant fashion.

This was the first time in four seasons that the Cardinals had beaten the Rams, and the first time since a Sean McVay took over as head coach.

Trevor Lawrence lead the Jacksonville Jaguars as close as they have been to their first win, but they lost to the Cincinnati Bengals as rookie kicker Evan McPherson hit a last second field goal as time expired in the 4th quarter to seal the Bengals third victory in four weeks.

This result is just the third instance since 1999 where the number one overall pick in the draft as a quarterback failed to win a game in their first four starts. The other two are Jared Goff who went 0-4 and Kyler Murray went 0-3-1.

Tom Brady returned to New England, but this time it wasn’t in a Patriots uniform. Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made their first appearance on the Patriots’ home field with Brady at the helm — first time since Brady left the Patriots just a couple seasons prior.

Brady also made history this past Sunday. By beating the New England Patriots, Brady became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to have beaten every NFL team. Also with that record came another, he surpassed Drew Brees for the most completing yards in league history.

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