NFL Week 4 Recaps 2019 NFL Week 4 Game Recaps: Philadelphia Eagles 2-2-0 34 VS Green Bay Packers 3-1-0 27 Final, Tennessee Titans 2-2-0 24 VS Atlanta Falcons 1-3-0 10 Final, Washington Redskins 0-4-0 3 VS New York Giants 2-2-0 24 Final, Los Angeles Chargers 2-2-0 30 VS Miami Dolphins 0-4-0 10 Final, Oakland Raiders 2-2-0 31 VS Indianapolis Colts 2-2-0 24 Final, Carolina Panthers 2-2-0 16 VS Houston Texans 2-2-0 10 Final, Kansas City Chiefs 4-0-0 34 VS Detroit Lions 2-1-1 30 Final, Cleveland Browns 2-2-0 40 VS Baltimore Ravens 2-2-0 25 Final, New England Patriots 4-0-0 16 VS Buffalo Bills 3-1-0 10 Final, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-2-0 55 VS Los Angeles Rams 3-1-0 40 Final, Seattle Seahawks 3-1-0 27 VS Arizona Cardinals 0-3-1 10 Final, Minnesota Vikings 2-2-0 6 VS Chicago Bears 3-1-0 16 Final, Jacksonville Jaguars 2-2-0 26 VS Denver Broncos 0-4-0 24 Final, Dallas Cowboys 3-1-0 10 VS New Orleans Saints 3-1-0 12 Final, Cincinnati Bengals 0-4-0 3 VS Pittsburgh Steelers 1-3-0 24

2019 NFL Week 4 Game Recaps



Tom Brady heads to Buffalo to face a 3-0 Buffalo Bills team. This may be Buffalo's biggest AFC East game in years with quarterback Josh Allen at the helm.





Chris Ransom Last Updated: September 29, 2019.




Philadelphia Eagles 2-2-0
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Green Bay Packers 3-1-0


Game Recap: GREEN BAY-Philadelphia enters Green Bay needing a win without Jalen Mills or Ronald Darby at cornerback. Philadelphia is 0-2 without Mills or Darby and they drafted both Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas in the 2017 NFL Draft. This game will reveal a lot about how good Jones and Douglas are.


Philadelphia has also struggled with generating sacks this season. They are 31st in the NFL despite having Derek Barnett and Brandon Graham off the edge.


Jason Peters gave up a quarterback hurry on second down. Green Bay watched their defensive backs do an exceptional job covering on third down. Philadelphia had to punt the football on fourth down as a result.


Aaron Rodgers threw the football to DaVante Adams. Adams burned Sidney Jones on that play. This reveals a lot about Jones. While Jones is talented he may be a boundary or nickel cornerback at best rather than a field cornerback.


Aaron Rodgers handed the football off to Aaron Jones. Green Bay took a 7-0 lead.


Carson Wentz threw a third down conversion to tight end Zach Ertz. That gave the Philadelphia Eagles a first down. Wentz dealt with another third down situation. Green Bay made the defensive stop this time around. Green Bay led 7-0 after one quarter of play.


Green Bay settled for a field goal. Green Bay led 10-0.


Carson Wentz threw a touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffrey on the next drive. Green Bay led 10-7.


Green Bay got a field goal. Green Bay led 13-7.


Carson Wentz threw a touchdown pass to Dallas Goedert. Philadelphia led 14-13. Jordan Howard got a rushing touchdown to add insult to injury. Philadelphia led 21-13. Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown. Philadelphia led 21-20 at halftime.


Carson Wentz threw a touchdown pass to running back Jordan Howard. The Eagles wanted to make it a 9 point game by going for a two point conversion. They missed the conversion and led 27-20.


Green Bay got a first down late in the third quarter. Aaron Rodgers did a great job extending the play. Rodgers helped Green Bay get a first down. Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham. That tied the game at 27-27. This game was tied 27-27 after three quarters of play.


Jordan Howard ran it in. Philadelphia led 34-27.


Green Bay drove the ball downfield. DaVante Adams got injured on the drive. Philadelphia made a defensive stop to maintain their 34-27 lead.


Green Bay got one more shot. It looked like Aaron Rodgers would send the game to overtime. Nigel Bradham made a game-winning interception. Philadelphia won 34-27.


While Carson Wentz went 16/27 with 160 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions, he was not my player of the game. Philadelphia's offensive line gave him lots of time in the pocket. My player of the game was Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard.


Jordan Howard had 15 carries, 87 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 3 receptions, 28 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 18 touches, 115 total yards, and 3 total touchdowns. Howard was the reason Philadelphia pulled off this victory over the Green Bay Packers.




Tennessee Titans 2-2-0
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Atlanta Falcons 1-3-0


Game Recap: ATLANTA-Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan is serving the final game of his suspension. Atlanta is pretty healthy for the most part which is why you have to like Atlanta.


A.J. Brown caught a touchdown pass from Marcus Mariota. That 55-yard touchdown pass gave Tennessee a 7-0 lead.


Atlanta drove downfield. Backup running back Ito Smith got by Jurrell Casey, who happens to be the leader of Tennessee's 3-4 defensive line. Great block by left guard James Carpenter.


Mariota threw another touchdown pass to A.J. Brown. Scary to think what Mariota can do with Brown, Davis, Walker, Henry, and a healthy Taylor Lewan back at left tackle next week. Mariota began this game 7/11 with 106-passing yards, and 2-passing touchdowns.


Tennessee continued their frenzy in the second quarter once they gained a 14-7 lead. Tennessee got a field goal to make it 17-7. Then Mariota threw a touchdown pass to Corey Davis. That put Tennessee ahead 24-7.


Tennessee took care of business early and won 24-10. Rookie A.J. Brown was my player of the game. Brown had 3 receptions for 94 receiving yards and 2 receiving touchdowns on 3 targets.


Other honorable mentions for the Tennessee Titans include quarterback Marcus Mariota who wnet 18/27 with 227 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions along with running back Derrick Henry who ran for 100-rushing yards.




Washington Redskins 0-4-0
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New York Giants 2-2-0


Game Recap: NEW YORK-Case Keenum is the starter. Rookie Dwayne Haskins is the backup and Colt McCoy has made a nice recovery while being inactive. Brandon Scherff is inactive as Washington's right guard which only hurts with Trent Williams continuing his holdout. Jordan Reed is out at tight end too. Daniel Jones the sixth overall pick out of Duke in the 2019 NFL Draft is currently 1-0 as a starter for the New York Giants. Jones will not have Penn State running back Saquon Barkley in the backfield, but they may do just enough to win this game.


Case Keenum began this game 0/2 with an interception. Daniel Jones on the other hand has looked effective on his opening drive without Saquon Barkley in the backfield.


Daniel Jones threw a touchdown pass to Wayne Gallman on third down. That gave the New York Giants a 7-0 lead. New York led 7-0 after one quarter of play.


Daniel Jones hands it off to Wayne Gallman Jr. New York took a 14-0 lead.


New York won a pretty pedestrian contest 24-3. Without left tackle Trent Williams or right guard Bryan Bulaga, it really doesn't matter whether Case Keenum or Dwayne Haskins is the starting quarterback. It honestly felt like Washington rushed Haskins.


Daniel Jones improves to 2-0 as a starter. Jones won his first start without running back Saquon Barkley which will do wonders for his confidence.


My player of the game was Saquon Barkley's fill in. Running back Wayne Gallman Jr. had 18 carries, 63 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 6 receptions, 55 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 24 touches on 25 targets, 118 total yards, and 2 total touchdowns.


New York's offensive line also built off of last weeks success. Left tackle Nate Solder, left guard Will Hernandez, right guard Kevin Zeitler, and right tackle Mike Remmers all built off of last week.





Los Angeles Chargers 2-2-0
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Miami Dolphins 0-4-0


Game Recap: MIAMI-The Dolphins do not have to deal with Hunter Henry, Virgil Green, or wide receiver Mike Williams. Rivers will have to rely on Keenan Allen and Austin Ekhler. Miami may be able to limit the damage if Xavien Howard keeps Keenan Allen in check. That does not say much though since Miami is dependant on Rosen with such a shaky offensive line.


Philip Rivers threw a completion to Lance Kendricks. Rivers released the ball quickly even without left tackle Russell Okung. Rivers may possibly be playing with his weakest supporting cast in his career with the Chargers. Los Angeles managed to salvage a field goal on their opening drive.


Josh Rosen with a drive. Miami gets a touchdown thanks to that passing touchdown by Josh Rosen. Rosen began this game 4/4 with 75-passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions on his opening drive.


The Chargers got a touchdown on their following drive. Josh Rosen ended the first quarter 5/5 with 95-passing yards, and 1 passing touchdown. Los Angeles led 10-7 after one quarter of play.


After Josh Rosen failed to get his first third down conversion, Miami got a field goal to tie the game at 10-10. From this point, Los Angeles outscored Miami 20-0 for the duration of the game.


Running back Austin Ekeler was my player of the game. Ekeler had 18 carries, 60 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 5 receptions on 5 targets, 62 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 23 touches, 122 total yards, and 2 total touchdowns.


Quarterback Philip Rivers also had a pretty strong day. Rivers went 24/30 with 310 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Los Angeles gets Melvin Gordon back next week so this win fires the Chargers up at the right time.




Oakland Raiders 2-2-0
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Indianapolis Colts 2-2-0


Game Recap: INDIANAPOLIS-Derek Carr does not have to worry about Darius Leonard, the best linebacker for the Colts or Malik Hooker the best defensive back on the Indianapolis Colts at safety. Oakland does not have to worry about T.Y. Hilton either. Oakland can steal this game from the Colts if Carr wins the turnover battle versus Brissett. Right guard Gabe Jackson is the only big injury for Oakland, but the Colts are thin at defensive tackle so this will be interesting.


Derek Carr began this drive 6/6 in Indianapolis with 53-passing yards and 1 passing touchdown to rookie Fabian Moreau. Indianapolis has a very weak defense without their star linebacker and their star safety that anchors the defensive back. Oakland led 7-0 after Derek Carr threw a touchdown pass to Fabian Moreau on Oakland's opening drive.


Jacoby Brissett threw a touchdown pass to tight end Jack Doyle. Indianapolis capitalized off an Oakland turnover.


After that series, Vontaze Burfict got ejected for targeting on the next series for the Indianapolis Colts. Oakland won a pretty boring 31-24 game where it felt like both teams played not to lose. I doubt either one of these teams emerges into a contender, and Brissett really disappointed after showing poise versus Atlanta a week ago.




Carolina Panthers 2-2-0
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Houston Texans 2-2-0


Game Recap: HOUSTON-Cam Newton is out again. Kyle Allen won his first start in Arizona as Carolina heads to Houston. Deshaun Watsn does not have to worry about Donte Jackson so all Watson has to do is throw away from Bradberry and if Hopkins gets by Bradberry, Carolina is doomed. Trai Turner is out at right guard and he's Carolina's best offensive lineman. He's also someone who could have limited what J.J. Watt did.


Bernardrick McKinney the 3-4 middle linebacker for the Houston Texans recovered a fumble. That gave Houston control of the football. Deshaun Watson began the game 4/4, but a third down stop by Luke Kuechly, gave Carolina the ball back.


Carolina got a field goal on their next drive. Carolina led 3-0 in Houston. Carolina led 3-0 after one quarter of play.


Houston attempted a field goal in the second quarter. Carolina still led 3-0. Houston got a field goal to tie the game at 3-3 on their next series.


Christian McCaffrey got a touchdown in the second quarter. Carolina led 10-3 at halftime.


Houston scored in the third quarter. This game was tied 10-10 after three quarters of play. Carolina controlled the tempo in the fourth quarter by getting two field goals and keeping the Texans scoreless in the fourth quarter. Carolina won 16-10.


Running back Christian McCaffrey had 27 carries, 93 rushing yards, 10 receptions on 10 targets, 86 receiving yards, 179 total yards, and 1 rushing touchdown. McCaffrey carried Carolina to a victory without Cam Newton showing why he's the vocal point of this offense.





Kansas City Chiefs 4-0-0
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Detroit Lions 2-1-1


Game Recap: DETROIT-Kansas City does not have Damien Williams at running back, Tyreek Hill at wide receiver, or Eric Fisher at left tackle. Detroit will not have Darius Slay at field cornerback. Basically this is a chess match between Patrick Mahomes and Trey Flowers. Jarrad Davis will have to aid Flowers, and at the end of the day it may not be enough.


Matthew Stafford threw a first down to Kenny Golladay in double coverage. Detroit settled for a field goal after Frank Clark got by the right side of Detroit's offensive line to sack Matthew Stafford on third down.


Matthew Stafford threw a touchdown pass to T.J. Hockenson. Detroit's defense kept Mahomes out of the end zone. Detroit capitalized to make sure they could increase their lead which gave Detroit a 10-0 lead. Detroit led 10-0 after one quarter of play.


Kansas City got a field goal in the second quarter. Patrick Mahomes handed the ball off to LeSean McCoy. LeSean McCoy tied the game at 10-10.


Detroit got a field goal before Kansas City got a field goal near the end of the first half. The game was tied 13-13 at halftime. Detroit made sure they led or were tied with Kansas City for the entire first half.


Detroit got a field goal to lead 13-10. The third quarter was a fumblerooski quarter by both teams if there ever was one. Kansas City recovered a fumble for a touchdown. Kansas City led 20-16.


Matthew Stafford threw a touchdown pass to his best wide receiver Kenny Golladay. Detroit led 23-20 after three quarters of play.


Kansas City took the lead and went ahead 27-23 in the fourth quarter. Matthew Stafford connected with Kenny Golladay again. Detroit led 30-27.


Patrick Mahomes did a phenomenal job driving the Chiefs downfield for the game-winning touchdown. Kansas City won 34-30.


Patrick Mahomes was my player of the game. Even though Detroit kept him out of the end zone, he remained calm under pressure and avoided turnovers by going 24/42 with 315 passing yards, 0 passing touchdowns, and 0 interceptions.


Mahomes showed he could beat the Lions without Tyreek Hill or his stud left tackle Eric Fisher. Tom Brady could not beat Detroit without Edelman during his suspension or Isaiah Wynn last season so this tells me Mahomes is hungrier than Brady and that if Kansas City can secure home field again, then they could get to Miami.




Cleveland Browns 2-2-0
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Baltimore Ravens 2-2-0


Game Recap: BALTIMORE-Baker Mayfield does not have to worry about Jimmy Smith or Tavon Young so if Mayfield can click with Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry without Rashad Higgins, then Cleveland has an outside shot to steal this game. If Marlon Humphrey, Maurice Canaday, and Earl Thomas can step up for Baltimore on this secondary, then Lamar Jackson should do enough to win. Denzel Ward, Greedy Williams, and Morgan Burnett are inactive on Cleveland's secondary and the Browns lack of depth on the secondary really hurts them.


Penatlies by both teams kept both teams from scoring. I was expecting this game to be high scoring, but penalties by both teams delayed that. Cleveland got a touchdown in Baltimore. Their drive took up 8 minutes and 31 seconds. Cleveland led 7-0 after one quarter of play with Damarious Randall sacking Lamar Jackson to end the first quarter.


Lamar Jackson threw a touchdown pass to Miles Boykin in the second quarter. Cleveland got a field goal. Cleveland led 10-7 at halftime.


Justin Tucker tied the game at 10 on Baltimore's first drive in the third quarter. Nick Chubb got a rushing touchdown to make it 17-10. Then Cleveland recovered a fumble which led to a drive that lasted 5 minutes and 18 seconds where Nick Chubb got another rushing touchdown. Cleveland led 24-10 after three quarters of play.


Cleveland sealed Baltimore's fate when Nick Chubb had an 88-yard rushing touchdown which was Cleveland's longest run of the year. Cleveland won this game 40-25 outscoring Baltimore 30-18 in the second half.


Running back Nick Chubb was my player of the game. Nick Chubb had 20 carries, 165 rushing yards, and 3 rushing touchdowns. Chubb won this game for Cleveland with his big runs as both 2018 first round Heisman winning quarterbacks were inconsistent in this game.




New England Patriots 4-0-0
Versus
Buffalo Bills 3-1-0


Game Recap: BUFFALO-The Bills do not have to worry about Hightower. New England does not have to worry about Devin Singletary at running back or Tyler Kroft at tight end. Tom Brady and Josh Allen both face really good secondaries. Julian Edelman is playing which is why New England should be favored.


Sony Michel ran for a big first down. Left guard Joe Thuney did a phenomenal job opening up that lane without Isaiah Wynn at left tackle. Buffalo stacks the line of scrimmage. Defensive tackle Star Lotuleilei makes the tackle.


Buffalo's secondary made a stop to force a third and ten. Tom Brady began this game 0/1. Tom Brady also begins 0/1 on third down conversions and struggled on the first drive without center David Andrews or left tackle Isaiah Wynn.


Josh Allen threw an interception to Devin McCourty. That interception gave New England fantastic field position. New England got a touchdown off of the following drive with Tom Brady throwing a touchdown pass to Brandon Bolden. Stephen Gostkowski missed the extra point.


New England makes another stop. The Patriots recover a blocked punt for a touchdown. New England led 13-0. New England sacked Josh Allen on third down. New England has gone 183 consecutive plays without giving up a touchdown which is the longest streak by a defense since 1991.


Buffalo would get a field goal late in the first half. New England led 13-3 at halftime. A couple would get married during the halftime show.


Josh Allen got a rushing touchdown to make it a 13-10 game. New England intercepted Allen again. Josh Allen got injured and Matt Barkley could not do a thing.


New England won 16-10 after getting a field goal and making a defensive stop in the fourth quarter. I am giving all 11 starters on New England's defense a player of the game mention. This was mainly a team win due to New England's defense.





Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-2-0
Versus
Los Angeles Rams 3-1-0


Game Recap: LOS ANGELES-Tampa Bay will have problems stopping the run. Devin White is inactive again. Bruce Arians is familiar with the Rams which is Tampa Bay's only prayer right now.


Peyton Barber got the only touchdown in the first quarter. Tampa Bay led 7-0 after one quarter of play.


Jameis Winston threw a touchdwon pass to Chris Godwin. That touchdown pass by Winston to Godwin gave Tampa Bay a 14-0 lead. Jared Goff threw a pick and Winston threw another touchdown to Godwin putting Tampa Bay ahead 21-0.


The Los Angeles Rams scored 14 unanswered. Tampa Bay made it a 14 point game once again when Ronald Jones ran it in. Tampa Bay led 28-14 before the Rams kicked a field goal. Tampa Bay led 28-17 at halftime.


Both teams traded field goals in the third quarter. Tampa Bay led 31-20 after three quarters of play.


Jared Goff threw an interception. That set up a touchdown pass where Jameis Winston threw a touchdown pass to tight end Cameron Brate. Tampa Bay led 38-27.


Todd Gurley got a rushing touchdown which made it 38-27. Jameis Winston threw a touchdown pass to Mike Evans on the following drive to make it 45-27.


Jared Goff threw a touchdown pass to Cooper Kupp. Tampa Bay led 45-34. Los Angeles made it 45-40.


Tampa Bay kicked a field goal. Ndamukong Suh, the former Los Angeles Rams 3-4 right end recovered a fumble for a touchdown. Tampa Bay won 55-40 scoring a franchise record 55 points.


Wide receiver Chris Godwin was my player of the game. Chris Godwin had 12 receptions, 172 receiving yards, 2 receiving touchdowns.




Seattle Seahawks 3-1-0
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Arizona Cardinals 0-3-1


Game Recap: ARIZONA-Russell Wilson is good. People are panicking about how Wilson is gonna struggle against this pass rush. Marcus Gilbert returned to the lineup last week at right tackle and Arizona still does not have Patrick Peterson, so I feel like Wilson can do enough to get Seattle a win even though Arizona really needs to win a game without Patrick Peterson in order to stay in contention.


Seattle outscored Arizona 10-0 in the first quarter and 20-0 in the first half. Neither team scored in the third quarter. Seattle won 27-10, but Larry Fitzgerald surpassed Tony Gonzalez in career receptions and now only trails Jerry Rice in this category. Chris Carson was my player of the game in a pretty lopsided game that was the quickest and most boring of the afternoon games.




Minnesota Vikings 2-2-0
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Chicago Bears 3-1-0


Game Recap: CHICAGO-Minnesota does not have Josh Kline at right guard, but they still have Pat Elflein at left guard and Garrett Bradbury at center. Chicago does not have 3-4 right end Akeim Hicks who would match up against Elflein or nose tackle Bilal Nichols who would face Bradbury.


Even though Mitchell Trubisky got injured in the firsrt quarter, Chicago outplayed Minnesota and led 16-0 after three quarters of play. A rushing touchdown by running back Dalvin Cook. Chicago won 16-6 thanks to their stingy defense.





Jacksonville Jaguars 2-2-0
Versus
Denver Broncos 0-4-0


Game Recap: DENVER-Jacksonville has Gardner Minshew II starting and is 1-0 with Minshew. Denver has two lethal pass rushers in Von Miller and Bradley Chubb. Those guys need to step up and get Denver a win to save their season since Denver has gone the first three weeks of the season without a sack.


Joe Flacco threw a touchdown pass to rookie tight end Noah Fant. Jacksonville got a field goal. Von Miller finally sacked a quarterback late in the first quarter. Denver led 7-3 after one quarter of play.


Joe Flacco threw a touchdown pass to wide receiver Courtland Sutton. Denver got a field goal. Bradley Chubb sacked Gardner Minshew. Denver led 17-6 at halftime.


Gardner Minshew threw a couple of touchdown passes in the third quarter. Jacksonville led 20-17 after three quarters of play.


Jacksonville got a field goal. Then Flacco threw a touchdown pass to Courtland Sutton. Denver led 24-23.


Jacksonville got a field goal. Jacksonville won 26-24.


Running back Leonard Fournette was my player of the game. Fournette had a career high 225 rushing yards.




Dallas Cowboys 3-1-0
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New Orleans Saints 3-1-0


Game Recap: NEW ORLEANS-Dallas has Michael Gallup their slot receiver and backup defensive end Tyrone Crawford as their only inactives. Drew Brees is out again and Teddy Bridgewater has a chance to make a statement game in primetime.


Dallas got the only field goal in the first quarter. Dallas led 3-0 after one quarter of play.


New Orleans got two field goals in the second quarter. New Orleans led 6-3 heading into the two minute warning. New Orleans got a field goal right before halftime. New Orleans led 9-3 at halftime.


New Orleans got the ball to start the second half. Dallas made a defensive stop. Dallas drove downfield. Dak Prescott handed the ball off to Ezekiel Elliott. Left guard Connor Williams, right guard Zack Martin, and right tackle La'El Collins opened things up. Dallas led 10-9 after three quarters of play.


New Orleans got a field goal in the fourth quarter. New Orleans led 12-10 and won by a measly 2 points with the final score being 12-10.


Will Lutz went 4/4 with 4 field goals. Lutz was the player of the game as Teddy Bridgewater improves to 2-0 as a starter since taking over for an injured Drew Brees.




Cincinnati Bengals 0-4-0
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Pittsburgh Steelers 1-3-0


Game Recap: PITTSBURGH-Mason Rudolph is making his first start in primetime. He will not have tight end Vance McDonald. If Cincinnati's safeties can step up, they could steal this game even without A.J. Green or offensive tackles like Cordy Glenn or Jonah Williams. If Andy Dalton can rise above the pressure that T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree bring, then Cincinnati may steal this game.


Cincinnati got a field goal in the first quarter. Joe Haden dropped an easy pick that was intented for him. His coverage on the play was phenomenal in that sticky third and eleven scenario for the Bengals. Luckily nobody on Cincinnati caught the football resulting in a turnover. Cincinnati led 3-0 after one quarter of play.


James Connor caught a 21-yard receiving touchdown off of Mason Rudolph. That put Pittsburgh ahead 7-3.


Joe Mixon ran through Pittsburgh's defense on the following drive. He ran with such courage showing why he's the feature back on this offense. Mixon made big plays without Jonah Williams or Cordy Glenn at offensive tackle. Even without A.J. Green at wide receiver. Andy Dalton threw a completion to John Ross to move the chains for a first down. Joe Mixon ran past Devin Bush causing Pittsburgh's 2019 first round pick to miss a tackle.


Cincinnati was generating momentum on the drive. The pass rushing tandem of 2015 first round pick Bud Dupree out of Kentucky and 2017 first round pick T.J. Watt out of Wisconsin came in unopposed off the edge to force a turnover. Watt usually lines up at 3-4 right outside linebacker, but Dupree got by Cincinnati's backup left tackle to force a fumble while Watt got by Cincinnati's right tackle to recover the fumble. The two edge rushers energized Steeler Nation with their blitz off the edge.


Mason Rudolph moved the chains by throwing a nice checkdown to backup running back Jaylen Samuels. Samuels continued his momentum by running through this interior offensive line. Left guard Ramon Foster, center Maurkice Pouncey, and right guard David DeCastro paved a lane for Samuels to run through.


Dre Kirkpatrick ended Pittsburgh's first down streak when he stopped JuJu Smith-Schuster flat in his tracks. Then James Conner was like screw you Dre Kirkpatrick. Andrew Villanueva did a phenomenal job run blocking as Pittsburgh continued their drive following the fumble recovery.


Cincinnati made a defensive stop. They limited Pittsburgh to a field goal.


Pittsburgh led 10-3 at halftime. Quarterback Mason Rudolph went 17/18 with 132 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions. Mason Rudolph really did a splendid job managing this offense for the Pittsburgh Steelers by taking what the defense gave him.


Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt both got by Cincinnati's interior offensive line with ease. Without Billy Price at center, Cincinnati seemed to have no answer for this defense.


Pittsburgh took control of this game in the second half. Jaylen Samuels pounded it in to make it 17-3. Mason Rudolph threw a passing touchdown to Deiontae Johnson for a touchdown. Pittsburgh led 24-3 after three quarters of play.


Cincinnati carried a drive that lasted 6 and a half minutes into the fourth quarter. Cincinnati handed it off to Joe Mixon down by hree touchdowns just hoping to get a touchdown on this drive no matter what. One of Pittsburgh's backup safeties intercepted Andy Dalton in the end zone. Translation, Cincinnati's long drive was all for nothing.


Pittsburgh got a field goal in the fourth quarter. Pittsburgh won 27-3.


Quarterback Mason Rudolph did well going 24/28 with 229 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. However, I'm giving Pittsburgh's entire offensive line credit instead for preventing Cincinnati from touching Mason Rudolph.


Left tackle Alejandro Villanueva, left guard Ramon Foster, center Maurkice Pouncey, right guard David DeCastro, and right tackle Matt Feiler all did well throughout this game when it came to pass blocking, run blocking, zone blocking, pull blocking, and cut blocking. These five guys were more effective than the burger chain when it came to winning the battle in the trenches.





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