1st. Washington Football Team- 1-2 (1-0 DIV)
2nd. Dallas Cowboys- 1-2 (0-0 DIV)
3rd. Philadelphia Eagles- 0-2-1 (0-1 DIV)
4th. New York Giants- 0-3 (0-0 DIV)
WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM @ Cleveland Browns
The Football Team wasn’t able to overcome five turnovers, including three from QB Dwayne Haskins, and fell to the Cleveland Browns by a final score of 34-20. Their defense also struggled to stop the Cleveland running game, surrendering 158 yards to Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.
Haskins struggles again in this game, finishing 21-37 for 224 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. He also fumbled twice, losing one. Haskins hasn’t thrown any interceptions in four consecutive games dating back to last season. Washington wasn’t able to help Haskins much on the ground, with running back Antonio Gibson leading the way with 9 carries for 49 yards with a fumble and a touchdown.
Football Team Week 4 opponent- Ravens at home, Sunday @1:00
DALLAS COWBOYS @ Seattle Seahawks
A late Cowboys surge was not enough to erase a Seahawks 23-15 halftime leading, losing by a final of 38-31. The game was full of offense, with both teams combining for 934 yards of total offense.
The Dallas defense wasn’t able to slow down Russell Wilson. Wilson finished with 5 touchdowns and 315 yards passing. He ultimately outplayed Dak Prescott, despite Prescott throwing for 472 yards and three touchdowns. But, Prescott’s three turnovers (2 INTs and a fumble) made the difference.
Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys rushing attack failed to get any ground on the Seattle defense. Elliott rushed for just 34 yards on 14 carries, a paltry 2.4 yards per attempt. The star running back is averaging just 3.8 yards per attempt on the season and has not crossed 100 rushing yards through three games.
Wide Receiver Michael Gallup had a huge day in the losing effort. Gallup hauled in 6 passes on 9 targets for 138 yards and a touchdown.
Cowboys Week 4 opponent- Browns at home, Sunday @1:00
Cincinnati Bengals @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
There always seems to be at least one tie a season in the NFL for the last few years. Well, we have our “winners.”
The Eagles and Bengals played to a 23-23 tie in overtime. Eagles coach Doug Pederson is going to face many questions this week about his play calling in overtime, especially in its closing seconds. After a horrendous stretch of plays, Pederson opted to attempt a 59 yard field goal that was converted to a 64 yard field goal after a false start. Then the Eagles took a delay of game penalty, effectively killing any chance of a field goal, and Pederson then punted the game away, literally.
Carson Wentz struggled yet again against the worst team in the NFL last year. Wentz yet again finished with three interceptions and displayed shaky accuracy throughout. However, he does get some credit for leading a late tying drive in the fourth quarter with the use of his legs. Wentz now has 6 interceptions on the season after having 7 all of last year.
The Eagles pass rush did have a solid day, sacking rookie QB Joe Burrow 7 times. However, they struggled to contain the Bengals passing game regardless, allowing Burrow to throw for 312 yards and two touchdowns and WR Tyler Boyd to have 10 catches for 125 yards.
For more on the Eagles, check out our game review courtesy of Shane Haff.
Eagles Week 4 opponent- @49ers, 8:20 on Sunday
San Francisco 49ers @ NEW YORK GIANTS
The Niners were able to rout the Giants despite an onslaught of injuries to some of their biggest names. Playing without their starting QB, RB, WR, TE, three DL, a LB and a CB, the Niners easily handled the Giants by a score of 36-9. Backup QB Nick Mullens threw for 345 yards and a touchdown while the Niners diverse rushing attack logged 93 yards and three touchdowns. San Francisco did not punt in a game for the first time since 1993.
The Giants weren’t able to muster much offense in this one. Daniel Jones three for just 179 yards and an interception and a fumble lost. The running game managed only 66 yards, 49 of which from Jones. New York’s offense hasn’t gained more than 75 yards rushing in a game yet this season, and it’s hard to see it happening soon without Saquon Barkley despite the addition of Devonta Freeman.