Week 4 was full of ‘meh’ games on the surface, but they suddenly turned interesting out of nowhere! From the Bills making Brady look normal to Minshew mania, here are my three important headlines from Week 4!
Bills Force Tom Brady to Throw a Dud
Lets start with the GOAT.
Tom Brady was an awful 18 for 39 with 150 yards, a horrible end zone INT and a Bortles-esk passer rating of 45.9. Lets just focus on that passer rating. Lowest in a win in his career, and also the 6th lowest of his career overall.
The Bills defense couldn’t take advantage of the weak offensive line to get to Brady (only 3 QB hits) but the secondary ate up passing lanes. Time and time again, the physical defense of the Bills contained New England’s receivers with zone defense. In instances where the receiver was open by a couple feet, a cornerback or linebacker would close in on a Patriots player with amazing reaction time.
The Patriots faced their first real test on offense against the Bills and overall only produced 9 points. The slants and long ball were ineffective after the 1st quarter. Even with being 4-0, there’s A LOT of work to be done on offense (defense: you are perfect, keep it up).
After this performance, the Bills look legit, especially if they can stop Josh Allen from shitting his pants in the first half (2 of 3 INT in first half alone). Don’t be surprised if the Bills make some noise in the playoffs (reminiscent of the Rex Ryan Jets without the aggressively douchey coach).
Vontaze Burfict Should be Banned
You crazy bastards who want more vicious hits on players are the worst. “Back when the NFL let them play!” Oh fuck off. Clearly those people have never had a 250-pound man running to knock their head off. They’re never consistent on the topic either! Why not root for Burfict openly then?
This past sunday, Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict did a WWE Edge-type spear to Colts tight end Jack Doyle’s head while Doyle was already on one knee. Literally, all Burfict had to do was poke him and he’d be ruled as down. But no, this man said, “Let me spear this motherfucker!” And now, Burfict is suspended for the rest of the season (By the way, Jonathan Jones hit on Josh Allen should lead to a 4 game suspension).
Three hits to the head, and some might point to that head shot to Antonio Brown as the reason why he’s such a dickhead now. Someone just tell this guy to get out of the league and fuck off! We can’t afford players (who are humans too) getting CTE.
Since Nick Foles went down in Game 1 for the Jaguars, Minshew has been doing a solid job replacing him. So far, he’s 2-1 as a starter, throwing 5 TDs and 0 INTs (7 TDs and 1 INT overall). He’s also has a passer rating of 100.6 and has the Jaguars in a four-way tie for first in the AFC South. Of course it’s only been a quarter into the season but you can’t help but love this story playing out right now. His Uncle Rico appearance is basically the reason he’s on this list to be honest… (And he’s an escape artist).