Takeaways From Week Four of the NFL Regular Season

We've got one undefeated team left, and the answer might surprise you. We also have a long-awaited reunion in Foxboro that grabbed headlines. Here's what went down in the fourth week of the NFL season.

  • Tom Brady's Big Return to Foxboro. The legendary quarterback made his long-anticipated return to New England, headlining a marquee Sunday Night matchup between the Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was an emotional night as No. 12 was reunited with former head coach Bill Belichick, evoking countless emotions from the Massachusetts faithful. As for the game itself? Brady broke the record for most career passing yards, surpassing Drew Brees with 80,560 yards at the end of the day. He also beat the Patriots, 19-17, making him the fourth QB to beat every NFL team. No. 12's performance might've been a bit underwhelming, as Brady went 22-for-43, throwing for 269 yards along the way. The seven-time Super Bowl champ's presence was enough for the New England faithful to be satisfied, though.

  • The Last Unbeaten Team is... Arizona? As surprising as that seems, the Cardinals have earned that merit. They soundly defeated the Los Angeles Rams in Inglewood, 37-20, racking up 465 total yards. The Cards chipped in two turnovers, making the Rams uncomfortable all day. We all knew the NFC West was going to be tough this year. However, not many of us expected the Arizona Cardinals to be in first place in the toughest division in the NFL.

  • Other Surprises! That includes the 3-1 Cincinnati Bengals, both New York teams winning in the same week, and the 3-1 Los Angeles Chargers. There are going to be plenty of pleasant surprises in the NFL this season, which will make matters much more exciting.


Top Five Power Rankings

  1. Arizona Cardinals

  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  3. Buffalo Bills

  4. Baltimore Ravens

  5. Los Angeles Rams