There were a lot of talking points in the NFL during the first four weeks on the job. So much so that there is a lot to cover. We’ll keep you updated on all the key points the league has been talking about up to this point in the season, and consider this all you need to know.
First of all, the AFC West team was not as good as advertised. The Los Angeles Chargers simply don’t look like a well-coached football team, Russell Wilson doesn’t look like the answer to the Denver Broncos, and the Las Vegas Raiders have only won one game. The Kansas City Chiefs are still the Kansas City Chiefs, so no worries there.
Then, the Seattle Seahawks may have taken advantage of a Wilson trade. Backup quarterback and new cornerstone of the franchise, Geno Smith, seems to have been on absolute flames all year. He’s about as effective as you can ask him to be, and that has led to the Seahawks having the same record as the Broncos in four weeks of football.
We also have to talk about how the Dallas Cowboys might really start to have a controversial quarterback on their hands. Since Dak Prescott didn’t play well in the season opener and then went down with a hand injury, the Cowboys turned to the Cooper Rush. Rush has only started four games in his NFL career up to this point and has won every game. Yes, that’s an actual statistic. The guy hasn’t lost yet and Dallas is 3-1 because of him. If you’re in Dallas, would you rush to take Prescott back again at this point?
The other thing that shocked people was how competitive some of the lower teams were playing. Teams like the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, New York Giants, and Houston Texans are all incredibly surprising. The Giants for one are 3-1 on the year behind stellar coaching from Brian DaPaul. The Jaguars had the same exact success, going 2-2 behind Super Bowl head coach Doug Pederson, who seems to finally know how to run this team after the Urban Meyer debacle. Then there are the Jets who are also 2-2 with Joe Flacco and Zach Wilson both picking up wins behind stellar comebacks. And finally, the Houston Texans who haven’t won a game yet this season but make opposing teams sweat in the last few seconds of each week.
And then of course, the last thing we’re talking about is the Philadelphia Eagles. The only undefeated team in the league now. The Eagles seem to be at a level where no one else is at the moment. They fly all over the field, no pun intended, putting up monster points week in and week out. Jalen Hurts and company look like the scariest team in soccer when they click. I can guarantee you no one wants to be on the team to play for them right now.