It’s Week 4 of the 2022 NFL season and we’re keeping you updated with all the action and biggest storylines throughout the day. The Week 4 list features some fantastic encounters and storylines, starting with the Vikings and the Saints in London, and we’re here to help you follow the development. Check back often to find out everything you need to know.
Weekly schedule 4
Bengal 27, Dolphins 15 (snack)
Vikings 28, Saints 25 (snack)
Eagles 29, Jaguars 21 (Recap)
Bill’s 23, Raven’s 20 (recap)
Cowboys 25, Commanders 10 (recap)
Falcons 23, Browns 20 (recap)
Titans 24, Colts 17 (recap)
Giants 20, Bears 12 (recap)
Chargers 34, Texans 24 (recap)
Jets 24, Steelers 20 (snack)
Seahawks at Lions, 1 p.m. ET (Game Tracker)
Cardinals at Panthers, 4:05 p.m. ET (Preview)
Broncos at Raiders, 4:25 p.m. ET (Preview)
Patriots at Packers, 4:25 p.m. ET (Preview)
Chiefs at Buccaneers, 8:20 p.m. ET (Preview)
49ers at Rams, 8:15 p.m. ET (Preview)
Hockenson sets franchise brand
No Amon-Ra St. Brown, no DJ Chark, no problem for the Lions, who blew up for 45 points in large part thanks to TJ Hockenson. The fourth-year tight end threw up eight receptions for two touchdowns and 179 yards — the latter setting a franchise record for Detroit tight ends. And it wasn’t enough to defeat the Seahawks YET! Because Seattle got 555 yards (!) and 48 points in the three-point triumph.
Jets steal a W!
With less than four minutes to go, the Steelers looked like they might at least extend their lead to 27-20. Then it went downhill. A pass from Kenny Pickett tipped out of the hands of Pat Freiermuth and into the hands of Michael Carter II for an interception. From there, the Jets assembled an 11-play, 65-yard drive that Breece Hall completed with a two-yard rushing touchdown with just 16 seconds to play. Not long after, Pickett’s third interception that afternoon sealed Pittsburgh’s fate.
Fourth down INT
Instead of opting for the go-ahead chip shot field goal, the Ravens went fourth and scored from the 2-yard line. It backfired when Lamar Jackson, under intense pressure, simply threw the ball into the end zone. Jordan Poyer fell on the interception and the Bills ironically won the game with a chip-shot field goal on the next drive. John Harbaugh has work to do!
Game sealing INT
Make those back-to-back wins for the Falcons after Dee Alford intercepted Jacoby Brissett to seal the 23-20 win.
Three career offensive drives, two quick touchdowns for the first-round rookie quarterback. huh?
Pickett has wild first two series
Not the way first-round rookie Kenny Pickett wanted to start his NFL career. In the second half, after Mitch Trubisky appeared to have been benched, the 20th overall pick springed into action, launching a deep ball destined for Chase Claypool. Perhaps not the best decision considering there were two defenders right around Claypool, but the ball still slipped out of Claypool’s hands before landing in Jordan Whitehead’s arms for an interception.
Luckily for Pickett, he had a chance to redeem himself almost immediately after All-Pro Minkah Fitzpatrick intercepted Zach Wilson and brought him back inside the Jets’ 5-yard line. Three games later, Pickett fell forward into the end zone for his first career TD.
Beginner pick six
Pete Carroll loves big cornerbacks, so drafting the 6-foot-4, 210-pound Tariq Woolen in the fifth round made a lot of sense. The biggest moment of Woolen’s career came Sunday when he jumped for interceptions in front of TJ Hockenson and rushed for 40 yards for a touchdown.
DK frees himself
Geno Smith is cooking, and that’s in large part due to DK Metcalf turning a 20-yard reception into a 54-yard pickup to the 1-yard line. At the next game, Smith found Noah Fant for his third touchdown of the first half.
Rookie off to the races
It was only a matter of time before rookie Dameon Pierce would put on a mighty run from round four, and that time came in Sunday’s second quarter against the Chargers. Pierce pitched to the right, made a crucial cut up, and sped past the defenders – all the way for a 75-yard touchdown. It’s the longest streak by a rookie since then — Delphins running back Kalen Ballage ripped off a 75-yarder in 2018.
The Cowboys received a major offensive Sunday enrichment by welcoming back Michael Gallup, who tore the ACL in Week 17 of the 2021 season. He made his first big play right at the end of the first half, tightening the back of the end zone before hitting a running catch in the back left corner for a nine-yard score.
I’m guessing the Bears defense didn’t watch Daniel Jones on “Monday Night Football” because if they did, they would have known the Giants quarterback likes to take off and run whenever there’s daylight. He did that on Sunday when he rushed for touchdowns from 21 and then eight yards to give New York the lead at halftime.
Dobbins finds Pay Dirt twice
Good to see JK Dobbins making a big impact early on in a big game. The third-round RB, who missed all of last season with a cruciate ligament rupture, found the end zone twice for Baltimore in the first quarter against Buffalo.
QB catches TD!
The highlight of Zach Wilson’s 2022 debut so far is… a touchdown?! Crazy enough, yes. On second-and-goal from the 2-yard line, Wilson handed the ball to Garrett Wilson, who then turned it to Braxton Berrios, who went the other way. Berrios then floated his pass to Wilson for the score, and the sophomore QB celebrated with a griddy dance that clearly needs some work.
Apparently, Jack Fox isn’t just one of the top players in the NFL. He can also hurl it and complete a fake punt pass to Quintez Cephus for a six-yard gain and a first down. Dan Campbell strikes again!
Let Geno cook
Geno Smith’s 325 passing yards last week was the third-most of his 10-year NFL career, and the Seahawks quarterback is off to a great start in Detroit. On the opening run, he completed six of his seven passes for 62 yards and that flawless touchdown pass to Will Dissly.
Opening ownership INTs
Josh Allen of the Bills and Jalen Hurts of the Eagles were two of the NFL’s best quarterbacks for three weeks. Each of them wants to forget their opening Sunday drive. Allen and Hurt both through interceptions to open the game and their opponents capitalized, with the Ravens scoring with a scoop pass from Lamar Jackson to JK Dobbins and the Jaguars’ Andre Cisco returning Hurt’s pick for 59 yards for the touchdown .
The Minnesota Vikings are off to a great start in London. The Vikings marched down the field and ended up nearly seven minutes behind the clock in the opening game against the New Orleans Saints.
Alexander Mattison ended the drive with a 15-yard touchdown reception from Kirk Cousins. Mattison and Dalvin Cook basically shared the snaps on the first ride.
Veteran star QBs have a slow start to 2022
From the top 12 players in Overall Quarterback Rating So far this season, only one is older than 30 years. No, it’s not Tom Brady. Or Aaron Rodgers. Or Matthew Stafford.
It’s longtime NFL backup Geno Smith.
Stafford was the best of the established veterans, finishing 13th with a 50.9 QBR. Then there’s Rodgers (14th, 49.3), Tom Brady (18th, 47.7), Kirk Cousins (20th, 46.1), Russell Wilson (21st, 45.5) and Matt Ryan (23rd, 42.9).
Every quarterback has excuses since Rodgers and Brady don’t have healthy receivers — well, Rodgers didn’t have receivers to begin with — while Cousins, Wilson and Ryan are working with a head coach for the first time. The reality is that it takes time to resolve all issues.
Still, it would be encouraging for these signal callers to play better as the first month of the NFL season comes to a close. The Packers need to get their offensive going against the battered New England Patriots. The same goes for the Colts and Broncos against the Titans and Raiders respectively. The Vikings could put up a tough fight against a strong Saints defense in London but they are yet to show some progress. And at least Brady will bring Mike Evans back for Sunday night’s Tampa Bay showdown with the Chiefs.
Once December and January arrive, these teams should not only be battling for playoff spots, but also gearing up for deep post-season runs. But if quarterback play doesn’t improve soon, there are plenty of other teams with younger quarterbacks (Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert, Joe Burrow, Jalen Hurts, etc.) ready to officially take over the league .
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