Week 4 has arrived and now football is back in full swing, but this week may not be as eye catching as others. The matchups are not as enticing as the previous weeks, but there is one reason why you should watch. and that is for the upsets. Everyone loves an unexpected win. Let’s see if an underdog this week has what it takes to pull a win against a heavyweight.
New York vs. Buffalo Bills
After last week’s victory against the Washington Redskins, the New York Giants are looking for another taste of victory. The G-Men proved that they can close out a game and if their offense and defense can continue to perform in all four quarters, the Giants can be scary in an uncertain NFC East. Coming into Sunday, Rex Ryan’s offense has been playing very well averaging 373 yards per game, which can be partially contributed to the league’s number one rushing attack. But this week things may be different with LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins being out. What you should watch for, is how the Giants defense matches up against a Buffalo Bills offense missing their star rusher. Will Karlos Williams be able to carry the load?
Minnesota @ Denver
Out of the 15 games that will be played and have been played this week, this is the only matchup where both teams have winning records. The better matchup here is Adrian Peterson and the Vikings bruising offense against Denver’s top ranked defense. The stats make this game even more appealing, the Broncos defense only gives up an impressive 82 yards per game, whereas Adrian Peterson has rushed for over 100+ yards in his last two games. Maybe I am excited because these two teams are winning, but the numbers do not lie, let’s hope both teams bring the same level of execution on Sunday.
Carolina vs. Tampa Bay
This game will be interesting if you just watch how Cam Newton manages to escape pressure and still make plays. Also keep an eye out for an improving Jameis Winston against the Carolina Panthers defense, this will be a big victory for the rookie if he can pull it out. Speaking of improving, the Carolina defense has gotten better this year compared to last year’s squad, coming into Sunday they are only allowing 16 points per game. Don’t count out Tampa Bay because we have seen glimpses of what Winston is capable of, especially in Week 2. Division games are known to get a little intense, so expect to see some emotions on both sides, who knows we might get another front flip touchdown. Throw in the multiple reports that Winston has been taken under Newton’s wing and this game takes on a pupil versus the teacher type vibe. Fun times!