What Have We Learned From Week 4 of the 2014 NFL Season

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Here is What Have We Learned from Week 4 of the 2014 NFL Season, thanks to AP Pro 32 for photo & help in this article.

DeMarco Murray, Jairus Byrd, Corey White, Kenny Vaccaro

Dallas Cowboys’ DeMarco Murray (29) sprints to the end zone for a touchdown as New Orleans Saints’ Jairus Byrd, left, attempts the the stop during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. The Saints’ Kenny Vaccaro (32) and Corey White (24) watch on the play. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Ups

  • The Cowboys main success is thanks to RB DeMarco Murray, Murray scored twice while joining Emmitt Smith as the only Dallas running backs to start a season with four straight 100-yard games.Murray broke a three-game streak of fumbling in the first quarter as the Cowboys won the turnover battle 3-0. He had 24 carries for 149 yards, pushing his NFL-leading total to 534.
  • The NFC has no teams without a win after 4 games with the Buccaneers beating the Steelers on Sunday in Pittsburgh. This shows in the NFC mainly their is no easy game & the NFC as a conference is a tough out.
  • Not a bad NFL debut for Rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater before his left foot rolled up,Bridgewater passed for 317 yards and a key 2-point conversion and rushed for 27 yards and a touchdown in his first NFL start, a 41-28 victory over Atlanta that could hardly have been better for the first-round draft pick from Louisville until his left foot rolled underneath him during a short run early in the fourth quarter.He had X-rays, which were negative, and returned to the sideline without crutches by the end of the game. The perpetually upbeat Bridgewater acknowledged Sunday the decision on whether he’ll play this week will be up to the coaching staff and athletic trainers, but he said he wasn’t worried about his ankle as he rode off on the cart. Bridgewater said he probably could have come back in the game if it were necessary. We will see if he plays on Thursday Night in Green Bay.

Downs

  • The Saints & Falcons have 2 less road wins than the Panthers & Buccaneers in their division. The Saints & Falcons have zero road win this season & play like a different time at home than on the Road. The Falcons lost to a rookie QB on Sunday & the Saints have already lost their 3rd road game Sunday in Dallas. The Saints will be back in the Super Dome on Sunday, while the Falcons will be back on the road vs. the Giants in Met Life Stadium.
  • Where is the Real Tom Brady & the Patriots great offense: The Pats got rolled in Arrowhead Stadium vs. the Chiefs on Monday Night & for Brady he hasn’t gotten on track yet. Brady finished 14 of 23 for 159 yards and a touchdown, and is now averaging just 197 yards per game. He is completing 59 percent of his passes, his worst rate in 14 years as a starter. The Pats get the undefeated Bengals on Sunday Night Football.
  • The Steelers Defense has given up yards & penalties. The Steelers started Sunday ranked second in the NFL in penalties and only padded their ranking. Pittsburgh drew 13 flags for 125 yards, including a half-dozen personal fouls that sapped momentum and left the door open long enough for the resilient Buccaneers to slip through. Steelers defense give up Glennon passed for 302 yards in his first start of the season, including a 41-yard catch-and-run by Louis Murphy that set up Jackson’s winning score. Lucky for the Steelers they play the Jags on Sunday.
  • After the Oakland Raiders laid another egg, this time in London vs the Dolphins 34-14, The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen on Monday night four games into his third season. Allen was the first head coach hired by Oakland after the death of longtime owner Al Davis. His 8-28 record is the worst for the franchise since before Davis arrived in 1963. His contract was set to run through next season. The Raiders have had 11 straight seasons without a winning record or a playoff berth. Oakland will now have its eighth coach since 2003. Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie were hired after the team finished 8-8 under coach Hue Jackson in 2011, falling one game short of a playoff bid. Lucky enough for the Raiders, they are on a bye this week & is a 3 point underdog(lol)
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