NFL week four recap

The Eagles and Chiefs look like true Super Bowl contenders

TREVOR JUNT, Evergreen deputy sports editor

This is the first time the Seahawks have been mentioned in one of these articles, but the Seahawks versus Lions game was too good to skip. The Seahawks won over the Lions 48-45.

This game was historic as it ended with 1,075 yards, the 18-most in an NFL game. Also 48-45 is scorigami, meaning it is the first NFL game to end with that particular score. The first time in NFL history that a game has ended with a score of 48-45.

Geno Smith is statistically playing better than Russell Wilson this season, what an achievement for Pete Carroll. Smith finished 23/30 for 320 yards and two touchdowns. Grading at 92.4 from PFF scales.

Obviously with this high scoring, there was an offensive explosion from both sides, for the Seahawks Rashaad Penny had 17 carries for 151 yards and two touchdowns and DK Metcalf had 7 receptions for 149 yards. Penny is still looking like one of the best backs in the game. 

On the Lions side, Jared Goff went 26/39 for 378 yards throwing for four touchdowns and one interception, Jamaal Williams had 19 carries for 108 yards and two touchdowns and T.J Hockenson had a career day grabbing nine balls for 179 yards and two touchdowns.

Tariq Woolen, Seahawks fifth round rookie, also had a pick-six in this game. He looks like an absolute gem and a steal for the Seahawks in this past draft.

This was a great game as the Lions fought back and made it close near the end, if they recovered the onside kick they probably would’ve won the game.

Zach Wilson is back from his injury and was able to help the Jets win over the Steelers 24-20.

Wilson didn’t look too hot, but he is coming off a torn meniscus. He went 18/36 for 252 yards throwing for one touchdown and two interceptions. Not great for a second overall pick.

Wilson did however lead the Jets to a 10-point comeback in the fourth quarter, being down 10-20 at one point. An impressive win overall from head coach Robert Saleh and staff.

Kenny Pickett entered the game for the Steelers. The 20th overall pick in the 2022 draft, entered the game when Mitch Trubisky wasn’t doing well and the Steelers were down 10-6.

Pickett came in and his first NFL throw was an interception that bounced off of his receivers’ hands. He actually ended his day with three interceptions, but two of them weren’t really his fault as one was off Chase Claypool’s hands and the other was a late ‘Hail Mary’.

Pickett also ran for two important touchdowns keeping the Steelers in the game and giving them the lead.

The Jets comeback was too much for Pittsburgh to handle and it might be a concern for them and Mike Tomlin. Yes, they are going to have growing pains with a rookie quarterback, but Tomlin has never finished a year in his head coaching career of under .500, this might be his first time as they’re off to a 1-3 start.

The Eagles are continuing their undefeated season as they beat the Jaguars 29-21.

Philadelphia looks like the most complete team in the league, their offense is very good with a good quarterback, a solid running back, a great offensive line and a stacked receiving room. Along with their defense that doesn’t seem to have a weakness.

Here’s a breakdown of the offensive line done by a great football analyst Brian Baldinger: 

Miles Sanders rushed for 134 yards on 27 carries with two touchdowns, Jalen Hurts also rushed for a touchdown in this game along with throwing 16/25 for 204 yards and one interception. AJ Brown has been so consistently good and caught five balls for 95 yards.

The real difference maker in this game though was the fact that they were able to force 5 turnovers from the Jags.

Trevor Lawrence only went 11/23 for 174 yards throwing for two touchdowns and one interception, but he also got sacked four times and was stripped of the ball fumbling four times, losing all four fumbles to the Eagles.

The Jaguars are not a bad team, they look solid so far this season, I think this just speaks to how good the Eagles are this season and how good they can be. Looking like true Super Bowl contenders.

The final game we’ll hit on is the matchup of the current GOAT versus the future GOAT. The Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes against the Bucs and Tom Brady.

Kansas City was able to top Tampa Bay 41-31.

Tampa was playing from behind from the jump, their rookie running back fumbled the kickoff return and Kansas City fell on top of the ball.

They then exploded with 28 points in the first half. There were a few plays in there that help you in your decision to call Patrick Mahomes the most talented quarterback of all time. Some stuff just made no sense and he made it work. 

In this game, the Chiefs offense went off. Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed 19 times for 92 yards and a touchdown also catching a touchdown. Isiah Pacheco also rushed for 63 yards on 11 carries. Travis Kelce caught nine passes for 92 yards and a touchdown, Marquez Valdes-Scantling went for 63 yards with a long grab of 36 and Juju Smith-Schuster caught five passes for 46 yards. Mahomes finished 23/37 for 249 yards three touchdowns and one interception.

The Bucs couldn’t run the ball at all and finished with a total of 3 rushing yards. Tom Brady threw 36/52 for 385 yards and three touchdowns. Mike Evans with 8 receptions for 103 yards and two touchdowns.

This game wasn’t great, Kansas City had the lead for the entire game. But it showed who Kansas City can be, against this very good Tampa Bay team they were able to take care of business easily. Super Bowl bound again?