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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / 12 Grueling Truths We Learned about the NFL in Week 4

12 Grueling Truths We Learned about the NFL in Week 4

The good and bad alike
Publish Date: 10/01/2019
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa
SourceL Las Vegas Review-Journal

1) Maybe the Patriots aren’t unbeatable and maybe the Bills are pretty good

The Patriots jumped out to a 13-0 lead quickly against the undefeated Bills, but instead of getting blown out as they usually do against the Patriots, the Bills fought back and actually had a couple of chances during late drives to win the game.

Quarterback Josh Allen got knocked out of the game by a cheap shot taken by Patriots defensive back Jonathan Jones (By the way, Jones should not be back playing until Allen is; the hit was uncalled for) and the Bills defense is legit, and is good enough to take the Bills to the playoffs. However, if Josh Allen doesn’t start developing at a faster rate, an early exist in the post-season is the ceiling for this team.

Video: Josh Allen Knocked Out On Huge Hit Vs. Patriots 2019

Josh Allen Knocked Out On Huge Hit Vs. Patriots 2019

2) Larry Fitzgerald is a first-ballot Hall of Famer

Fitzgerald is now second behind only Jerry Rice in NFL history when it comes to receptions. The best thing about all of this is he may be an even better person.

To his team, my biggest concern is down 27-10 and time running out, the Cardinals played the entire starting offense to try and score a meaningless touchdown and now Christian Kirk is hurt. It boggles my mind the unnecessary risks that coachea take with starters every week in the NFL in blowout games.

3) Another Jay Gruden mistake

Dwayne Haskins comes into the game and throws 3 picks against maybe the worst defense in the NFL. What’s next up for the Skins? The Patriots defense, so what will Gruden do (If hes not fired already)? Do you bring back Keenum or do you go ahead and maybe destroy Haskins’ confidence right away by feeding him to possibly the best defense in the NFL? With Gruden’s history we can only assume whatever he does it will be wrong.

4) The Saints don’t need Brees

Yes, they do! The Saints offense has been pedestrian ever since Bridgewater has taken over, but the thing that really stands out to me is the toughness the Saints are playing with. As for the Cowboys, I have said it before and I will say it until he is fired, no matter how much talent they have they will win nothing until Head Coach Jason Garrett is gone.

5) Matt Patricia might not be so bad after all

The Lions could easily be 4-0, but it’s the Lions so they are 2-1-1! The Lions, without Darius Slay, slowed down Patrick Mahomes enough to keep him from throwing a touchdown pass in the game. The Lions so far look like one of the most improved teams in the league. Will it continue? Maybe, but if I am a fan of any other team in the NFC North, the Lions could be difficult to handle in the near future.

6) The WORST Team ever

The Dolphins took their first, and you never know, possibly last lead of the year for a whole 4 minutes in a close for them 30-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. The Dolphins have now been outscored by an aggregate 163-26… including 81-0 in the second half.

7) Minshew Mania continues in Denver

Plus Leonard Fournette might be back as he rushed for 225 yards in the Jaguars come from behind win in Denver. The AFC South is a collection of very average teams and the Jags may be able to win this division.

8) Was Rex Ryan wrong

Last week Ryan, who is pretty much just a blowhard looking for attention, called Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield overrated and on cue Mayfield, with the help of running back Nick Chubb, proved Ryan wrong once again. Quick question, how did Ryan get a job on television?

9) The AFC North is up for grabs

Heck, whoever wins tonight between the Steelers and Bengals are suddenly in the race. The Browns torched the vaunted Ravens defense for 500 yards and that is now two weeks in a row of giving up over 500 yards to opposing offenses. Lamar Jackson all the sudden looks a lot more like Lamar Jackson again.

10) Jared Goff looked bad and Jameis Winston was spectacular

Winston torched the high-powered Rams defense while Goff looked like a bad rookie. If Winston can stay consistent the Bucs could make a wild card run. If Goff continues to look like he did on Sunday, the NFC West is suddenly wide open.

11) Jacoby Brissett is just a guy

Colts fans running around screaming that losing Luck wasn’t that big a deal because they had Brissett at the helm should now quiet down some. Marlon Mack also got hurt on Sunday and to top it all off they lost to a below average football team, the Oakland Raiders at home.

12) Vontaze Burfict should never play another down in the NFL

He was involved in a disgustingly dirty play and could get somebody seriously hurt! How much longer will the NFL continue to protect this man who has no regard for anybody else or even himself. It’s time to tell Vontaze to go find another line of work.

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