Week 4 of the NFL season was full of surprises. There were a lot of great games on the schedule and there are bound to be a few more just like it in Week 5. Let’s take a look at five games that have the potential to be the best of the bunch.
Los Angeles Rams @ Seattle Seahawks
We get a divisional showdown on Thursday Night Football this week with the Rams and Seahawks. The Rams knew quarterback, Matthew Stafford, still looks to be the man that will take them to the playoffs this year. He has thrown for 1,222 yards already on the season, good enough for third in the league right now. Meanwhile, Russell Wilson has been dodging pass rushers left and right, getting the ball into his playmakers’ hands as often as possible. The difference in this game will be defense, though, as the Seahawks have the 32nd ranked unit in the league right now according to yards allowed per game. The Rams unit is better but is smarting from giving up 37 points in a loss to the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday.
Cleveland Browns @ Los Angeles Chargers
The Cleveland Browns and the Los Angeles Chargers look primed for an offensive shootout but it probably won’t end up that way. The last few times both of these teams were expected to explode, the games turned into defense-oriented matchups. Cleveland has allowed a total of 13 points in their last two contests.
New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys
The Giants and the Cowboys always seem to have heated rivalry games and this one shouldn’t be any different. Daniel Jones is looking better than ever before, limiting his turnovers while recently throwing for over 400 yards in a win over the New Orleans Saints. He’s 11th in QBR, which is impressive for him. Dak Prescott isn’t doing too bad himself in his return from a broken ankle, tossing four touchdowns against the previously-undefeated Carolina Panthers.
San Francisco 49ers @ Arizona Cardinals
We may not be seeing Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback this weekend for the 49ers. He was injured last game and Trey Lance played the entire second half. Lance could give the 49ers the offensive lift they are going to desperately need when they travel to Arizona. Kyler Murray is still on pace to become the MVP of the league with his 1,273 yards, nine touchdowns, and only four interceptions on the year. After we saw them smack the Rams last week, we’ll see if Arizona can maintain its perfect record against the 49ers.
Buffalo Bills @ Kansas City Chiefs
This matchup delivers an AFC Championship rematch. The Bills make the trip to Arrowhead to play the Kansas City Chiefs and this game could look a lot different than the one we saw last year. Buffalo has walloped three teams in a row now, winning those games by a combined score of 113-21. Meanwhile, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs lost two straight games but found their offensive groove against the Philadelphia Eagles to end the losing streak. Mahomes threw five touchdown passes but the game was still close due to their defense’s inability to cover anyone this year. Those defensive struggles will allow Josh Allen and company to actually stand a chance in a shootout.