Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick lost the starting job despite becoming the first player in NFL history to have three consecutive 400+ yards game. Vikings now have the same record as Cleveland Browns (1-2-1), and that really tells you everything you need to know about this team. Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta Falcons are waving goodbye to the playoffs. It was a real roller-coaster these past five days so let’s get into four biggest takeaways Week 4 of 2018 NFL Season.
Legion of Boom if Done
Legion of Boom, Seattle Seahawks’ legendary secondary which brought them a Super Bowl trophy, looks like it’s officially done. Safety Earl Thomas, its last remaining member, broke his leg and is now out for the season. Since he is a free agent next summer and there is no love lost between him and the team’s front office, you should expect that Thomas has played his last football game in Seahawks uniform.
Atlanta Falcons Are Not as Good as We Thought
We thought that Atlanta Falcons starting the season 1-2 is just an aberration and that they will be back to being a Super Bowl contender in no time. But after Week 4 of 2018 NFL Season, in which the Cincinnati Bengals also managed to get a win at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, we are ready to give up on the Falcons. They just don’t seem like they are good enough to compete at the moment, and after this poor start, we doubt that things can get much better.
Fear the Ravens’ Defense
Baltimore Ravens’ defense has been exceptional so far. They are ranked No. 1 in NFL and are the only secondary that didn’t allow a touchdown in the second half. The offense looks like it will start clicking the right way soon, so the Ravens might end up causing problems to a lot of teams in 2018.
Chicago Bears Are Becoming a Contender
After giving away the win to Green Bay Packers in the season opener, Chicago Bears won three consecutive games and are now establishing themselves as a contender in the NFC. Already good defense became even better with the addition of Khalil Mack, while Week 4 game against the Buccaneers showed that their offense could get productive if they try hard enough. We may be overreacting, but the Bears could be special this year.