5 Best NFL Games to Watch in Week 4

The first month of the NFL season is in its final week and we’re starting to get a sense on which teams are rising to the top. However, it’s still a very young season and there is so much football left to play. We know you’re going to watch your favorite team play, but if you have time you should also catch these five incredible games this weekend.

 

Oakland Raiders (2-1) at Denver Broncos (2-1)
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The Raiders and Broncos are one of the NFL’s most storied rivalries, and they played two really excellent games against each other in the 2016 season. Denver has mostly held the young phenom Derek Carr in check. In five career games he has a 2-3 record with 58.24% completions, 184 yards per game, six touchdowns, four interceptions and a 73.5 QB rating, well below his career rating of 88.6.

Both teams have had their ups and downs this season. Each started with two impressive victories before losing by double digits in games most people thought they were the favorites. The Broncos’ offense has been electric after a season in which the group mostly held them back. The Raiders’ defense has mostly been better than advertised as well. The two games last year were low scoring and close. I can’t guarantee a high scoring affair, but this game will definitely come down to one possession.

Buffalo Bills (2-1) at Atlanta Falcons (3-0)
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The Bills shocked the world with a dominant performance against the Broncos in Week 3, winning the game by a final score of 26-16. Their defense has been outstanding through the first three weeks, allowing only 37 points total, forcing four turnovers and sacking the quarterback 10 times. Meanwhile, the Falcons are rolling at 3-0 and their offense is as good as ever even after the departure of Kyle Shanahan. They are in the top five in both yards gained and points scored. An unstoppable force will meet an immovable object in Atlanta this weekend, so you’d better be watching.

Los Angeles Rams (2-1) at Dallas Cowboys (2-1)
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The Rams have been a pleasant surprise so far this season, and that’s especially true for second-year quarterback Jared Goff. They lead the league at 35.7 points per game and are getting the ball down the field. As a team, they are fifth in passing yards per game and Goff’s 10.3 yards per attempt is best in the NFL. All of this adds up to a budding strength against the Cowboys’ weakness. However, the Rams are also allowing the fourth most rushing yards per game, which plays right into what the Cowboys want to do on offense. This should be a high scoring affair.

Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1) at Baltimore Ravens (2-1)
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Ben Roethlisberger vs. Joe Flacco is a staple of NFL seasons at this point. Two rivals with two quarterbacks who’ve been leading their teams against one another for the last 10 seasons. That’s more than half the time the Ravens have even existed. A game that is typically dominated by defense but almost always comes down to one or two possessions late in the game. Both teams would like to erase the Week 3 tape from their memory, so expect them to come out with everything they have.

Washington Redskins (2-1) at Kansas City Chiefs (3-0)
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The Redskins pulled off a shocker of their own when they manhandled the Raiders on Sunday Night Football by a score of 27-10. They were physically dominant on both sides of the ball and flustered Carr all night. They will have to be similarly dominant against a Chiefs team that is undefeated and plays spectacular at home. Combine a fierce matchup with a primetime game and you have a recipe for enjoying yourself on the couch.