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Week 4 – Winners and Losers

The Winners

San Fransisco 49ers

It’s been an up and down season for San Fransisco so far, but the 49ers were terrific in their Monday night win over the Rams. On offence, Jimmy Garoppolo took care of the ball and was able to get it to the right spots all night. One of those spots was in the hands of Deebo Samuel, who had 6 catches for 115 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, the Niners were phenomenal, holding the Rams’ offence to just three field goals all game. Although their record is 2-2, the 49ers looked like a very dangerous team in Week 4. 

Zach Wilson

Zach Wilson played in his first game of the season on Sunday after missing the first three due to injury. Although it was far from a perfect performance from the second year QB, Wilson was terrific at the end of the game, as he led the Jets down the field for a game winning touchdown with less than 30 seconds left in their Week 4 contest. He’s had an inconsistent career so far, but hopefully starting the season off like that can help Wilson build his confidence up and become the player that the Jets thought he would be when they drafted him 2nd overall.  


The NFL played their first overseas game of the season on Sunday morning in London. Although the game got off to somewhat of a slow start, the excitement sure picked up near the end. In the fourth quarter, the Vikings and Saints traded scores for all fifteen minutes before the game eventually ended on a missed 61 yard field goal from Will Lutz of New Orleans. This one wasn’t just an average miss, however, as the ball hit both the post and the crossbar before bouncing back into the endzone away from the uprights. With a finish like that, the Vikings AND the fans walked away with a win.


The Losers

Miami Dolphins

After concerning video of Tua Tagovailoa stumbling on the field after taking a hit in week 3 made its way around the internet, many people were questioning the Miami Dolphins for starting him in Week 4 just four days later. Unfortunately, the situation went from bad to worse as Tua was stretchered off the field on Thursday with yet another head injury. Although Miami repeatedly said that Tua had not suffered a head injury in week 3, fans were skeptical and for good reason. Now, the NFLPA is investigating the situation. All in all, it’s been a terrible look for the Dolphins organization. On a positive side, at least Tua is recovering back home in Miami and is apparently looking forward to making his return.  

Mitch Trubisky

Much to the excitement of Steelers fans, it looks like it’s already Kenny Pickett time in Pittsburgh. The rookie QB was cheered on to the field at Heinz Stadium after replacing Mitch Trubisky on Sunday against the Jets. For Trubisky, it was just another game where he couldn’t get anything going offensively, finishing with seven completions on thirteen attempts for 84 yards and one interception. With only two field goals in the first half, the offence needed a spark. That spark was a change at the starting quarterback position and a move back to the sidelines for Trubisky in Week 4.

Baker Mayfield

Not many QBs had a tougher day than Baker Mayfield on Sunday. Sure, the offensive line isn’t helping too much, but Baker has looked downright abysmal for the majority of all four games to start the season for Carolina. He was even booed by the hometown crowd this week after what seemed like his tenth batted down pass on a third down and short. Although he said to media that he doesn’t care about the fans booing him, he’ll need to pick it up quickly for the Panthers to regain the trust of the fans and his teammates.  

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