Cleveland Sports Talk League Roundup Week 4

Well, Week 4 of the NFL season has come and gone. There were some very interesting games across the board. Can we please rename the NFC East to be the NFC Least? The reason is that as a division they have a combined three wins. The Cleveland Browns have the same number of wins (three) as an entire division! How sad is that?

Minnesota Vikings 31 at Houston Texans 23

The Vikings finally got in the win column leaving the Texans still in search of their first win of the season. Vikings’ quarterback Kirk Cousins went 16 of 22 for 260 yards and one touchdown. Minnesota running back Dalvin Cook had 130 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries. Texans’ quarterback Deshaun Watson went 20 of 33 for 300 yards and two touchdowns. While Houston’s running back David Johnson (who was acquired from Arizona for wide receiver Deandre Hopkins) had 16 carries for 63 yards and no touchdowns. Starting 0-4 to open the season and some head-scratching decisions from the past cost Bill O’Brien his job as the Texans’ general manager/ head coach.

Chargers 31 at Buccaneers 38

Chargers’ quarterback Justin Herbert and Buccaneers’ quarterback Tom Brady are separated by 21 years in age. The Chargers jumped out to an early 24-14 halftime lead, but that wasn’t enough to hold down “The Goat.” Tampa used a 24-point second half to complete the comeback at Raymond James Stadium. The Stanley Cup was in attendance for this game because the Lightning hoisted Lord Stanley after beating the Dallas Stars in six games inside the NHL bubble.

Saints 35 at Lions 29

The Lions once again blow another double-digit lead as the Saints overcome the loss of Michael Thomas and seemingly get back on track. Perhaps Drew Brees found another receiver to develop a rhythm with in Tre’Quan Smith. Oh, and by the way, there was a stretch in the game where the Saints scored five-straight touchdowns.

Patriots 10 at Chiefs 26

This game was pushed to Monday instead of Sunday as a result of Cam Newton testing positive for coronavirus. This meant that New England had to start former Browns’ quarterback Brian Hoyer and completely utilize a different game plan then what they originally planned. Had a few things gone differently in the game, the Patriots might’ve been able to hand Kansas City their first loss of the season.

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