Chiefs scored on the one-yard line against the Detroit Lions in Detroit for the win 34-30, on Sunday September 29, 2019. (Photo via sportsraid.com/Anderson, Brandon)
September 30, 2019 — Holy week four! Waking up early on Sundays has been worthwhile the last few weeks. Ten of 13 road teams left the arenas with a victory including the undefeated Patriots and Chiefs (NFL.com) It’s hard to choose which games to highlight from this week, but I’ll try to pick the best performances.
Chiefs in Detroit
The Detroit Lions put up a battle against Patrick Mahomes and his blazing offense. This was definitely the best performance by the Lions especially on the defensive end. Mahomes was limited to his classic deep-threat passing game and forced to run the ball himself, with a career high 56 rushing yards.
An unfortunate fumble by Kerryon Johnson on the KC one-yard-line led to a 100 yard touchdown by Bashaud Breeland.
Matthew Stafford (291 yards, three touchdowns) was fearless against the Chiefs defense. He made heart-stopping passes in traffic which resulted in touchdowns, and played one of the best games he’s played in a while. Aside from the five fumbles and Breeland 100 yard touchdown, the Lions performed fantastically against the Chiefs.
Raiders in Indy
Who was that Derek Carr in Indiana on Sunday? Coming from a Raider household, I was hoping for a win and not a flop. Derek Carr (stats) is always so unpredictable. I was listening to Colin Cowherd last week and he said he was picking the Raiders -7, and my face went 🤨. Jacoby Brissett (stats) has been a strong passer these past couple weeks, and like I mentioned, the Raiders can barely get the ball down the field. But they do have Josh Jacobs as their major threat in the running game. When Carr started the game with a 35-yard pass on second and five, to Foster Moreau who was defended for a touchdown, I was SHOOK.
Carr led the Raiders to a TD on three of their four first possession drives. They converted their 3rd downs the defense was strong pressure was high
Bucaneers in LA
This game ended with a score of 95 points total (good for those gamblers who chose the under), and a TB win in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon. Jameis Winston (385 yards, four TD) proved he’s still tough to beat, especially coming off a loss against the Giants (when the Bucs were ahead 18). The touchdowns came raining in for Chris Godwin as Mike Evans was heavily covered by the Rams defense.
The Tampa defense forced Jared Goff (517 yards, two touchdowns) to throw three interceptions during this game. Bucs played tough on defense and Winston used that to his advantage on offense.
“We’ve got to be able to win games like this, but we don’t want to have to win games like this,” Barrett said. “I don’t like giving up 40 points. That’s what you do in college.”#58 Shaquil Barrett, linebacker for Tampa Bay
Crazy week four for sure. Week five starts with the Rams v Seahawks in Seattle and I don’t think Goff is going to sit down quietly after the Bucs took him down in LA.
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