It’s Week 4 in the NFL and while there are several storylines to keep an eye on this week, there is one matchup in particular that everyone is getting excited about, and no, it’s not whoever returns kicks for the Arizona Cardinals against the Chargers special teams. Here’s your look at the top three games of this week and the Monday Night game.
Washington Redskins (1-2) @ Philadelphia Eagles (2-1): This is easily the most hyped matchup of the weekend. Donovan McNabb didn’t exactly go out on Favre-like terms with the Eagles, but there are still some questions on how warmly McNabb will be recieved by the always tough Philly faithful. When the NFL schedule was released, most people assumed this McNabb would be facing his old understudy Kevin Kolb, but did you know some guy named Vick is starting for the Eagles.
Baltimore Ravens (2-1) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (3-0): The Steelers are just one win away from handing suspended QB Ben Roethlisberger an undefeated team, something few imagined. This will be the toughest test for Pittsburgh, as they will have to face one of their biggest divisional rivals. Despite their two wins, the Ravens have a lot to prove right now, with their offense particularly struggling. Joe Flacco has a 4:5 touchdown to interception ratio while runningback Ray Rice has yet to find the end zone.
Chicago Bears (3-0) @ New York Giants (1-2): One of the biggest surprises of the first three weeks faces one of the biggest disappointments early on. The Bears have been getting great play from the usually maligned Jay Cutler while the Giants golden boy Eli Manning has been inconsistent early on. However, the Giants are at home, and are the more desparate team right now, so don’t be surprised if they put it together this week.
New England Patriots (2-1) @ Miami Dolphins (2-1): Over the past couple years, this has always been an anticipated matchup ever since the Dolphins went into Foxboro and stunned the Patriots 38-13 by introducing the NFL to the Wildcat formation. The Wildcat seems to be dead in Miami, but the Dolphins are also a better team. It’ll be worth keeping an eye on the Chad Henne and Brandon Marshall combination after the two enjoyed great chemistry together a week ago.