It’s the fourth Sunday of the 2021 NFL season and we’re keeping you updated on all the action and biggest storylines throughout the day. The Week 4 slate has some fantastic matchups and storylines, and we’re here to help you watch it unfold. Check back often to find out everything you need to know.
Bengals 24, Jaguars 21 (Recap)
Panthers at Cowboys (GameTracker)Browns at Vikings (GameTracker)Lions at Bears (GameTracker)Texans at Bills (GameTracker)Colts at Dolphins (GameTracker)Chiefs at Eagles (GameTracker)Giants at Saints (GameTracker)Titans at Jets (GameTracker)Washington at Falcons (GameTracker)Cardinals at Rams, 4:05 p.m. ET (Preview)Seahawks at 49ers, 4:05 p.m. ET (Preview) Ravens at Broncos, 4:25 p.m. ET (Preview)Steelers at Packers, 4:25 p.m. ET (Preview)Buccaneers at Patriots, 8:20 p.m. ET (Preview)
Raiders at Chargers, 8:15 p.m. ET (Preview)
Khalil Mack pitches fumble recovery
The Bears defense is one of the best in the NFL, and they are showing out against the Lions. They forced a Goff fumble in the red zone, and after recovering it, Khalil Mack had enough awareness to pitch possession to someone with a faster set of wheels to pick up some extra yardage.
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John Ross scores 52-yd TD in first game as Giant
Ross is playing his first game as a Giant today, and it didn’t take long for him to make an impact. In the second quarter, Daniel Jones found him streaking down the field for a 52-yard score!
Tyreek Hill and Patrick Mahomes = cheat code
The duo of Hill and Mahomes is just unfair. Just throw the ball up to Hill and he will get it. Nice fingertip grab here.
The Washington Football Team was expected to have a top 3 defense in the league this year. Instead, through three games, it has the second-worst unit in the entire NFL. Washington’s defense has really struggled early on against Atlanta, and Patterson torched them for a long score.
David Montgomery with two early touchdowns
Montgomery is on the verge of a career day. He scored a rushing touchdown in the first quarter and then a second one on the first play of the second quarter. He simply would not be brought down.
No Christian McCaffrey no problem? Matt Rhule and the Panthers aren’t simply going to abandon the run just because their best player is injured. Carolina dialed up a power option on the goal line, and the former Jet faked the pitch while cutting right up the middle for the score. That’s now four rushing touchdowns for Darnold on the season!
Fumble or interception?
Things aren’t going well for the Lions early on. In fact, a snap went off of Jared Goff’s shoulder and landed in the arms of Bears defensive tackle Bilal Nichols. Not sure we have seen anything like this before.
Mahomes underhand touchdown
Patrick Mahomes is known for all the wild things he can do with the football. Against the Eagles, he recorded an UNDERHANDED touchdown pass.
Browns-Vikings is one of the most underrated matchups this week, but maybe a Minnesota win will get the NFL world to wake up to how well Kirk Cousins is playing. He and star wideout Justin Jefferson connected for the first touchdown of the game.
Hey, the Bears are moving the ball this week! Chicago recorded more yards and points on its first drive (75 yards, seven points) than they did all of Week 3. Justin Fields gets another chance to prove he’s the quarterback of the future with Andy Dalton out, and he connected with Mooney for a nice first down. The throw wasn’t incredibly accurate, but Mooney was good enough to reel it in.
David Montgomery later punched in the first touchdown of the game from the five-yard line.
Rain could affect Texans-Bills, Lions-Bears and more
It’s only the first NFL Sunday of October, but we’re already seeing a few games that could be affected by adverse weather conditions. Josh Allen and the Bills are the biggest favorites of the week, at -17.5 at home against the Texans, but it might not be so easy battling Mother Nature. There is an 85% chance of rain from when the game kicks off at 1 p.m. ET until 4 p.m. ET, with winds in the 9-10 mph range, according to weather.com. That could also make things more difficult for Houston rookie Davis Mills, who’s making his second start at quarterback.
Meanwhile, the Bears are hoping Justin Fields’ second start won’t be as sloppy as his first, but the weather at Soldier Field could make that more difficult. There’s a 40 to 50% chance of showers during the first three hours of the 1 p.m. ET game against the Lions. The good news is that wind shouldn’t be a factor, as it is supposed to reach only 4 to 5 mph.
Elsewhere, there’s a 50-60 percent chance of rain in Green Bay for Steelers-Packers, and there could be some light rain for Tom Brady’s return to Foxborough in the nightcap. Only light winds are expected in both of those.