Week 4 of the PML season is now in the books. The week was kicked off with a GOTW matchup and it did not disappoint. It was a tough hard fought battle between the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans both whom were unbeaten coming in. The Colts were able to contain superstar running back Javian Hawkins to 33 yards on the ground as they prevailed 27-13. All of the unbeaten teams outside of the Texans from Week 3 continued their winning ways once again as the Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New York Giants and Washington Football Team were all victorious. We also saw some teams pick up that elusive first victory as the Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars and Los Angeles Rams all came out on top to score 1 in the win column. Currently we are down to 3 clubs in search of their first win in the Carolina Panthers, and two AFC West clubs in the Kansas City Chiefs and Las Vegas Raiders. With all that being said let’s look at the guys who performed at an exceptional level in Week 4 (call them studs) as well as guys who didn’t impress as much (let’s call them duds).
Week 4 Studs QB
Lamar Jackson QB Baltimore Ravens
16-22 260 Yards 3 TD 1 INT
32 Yards Rushing 3 TD
The reigning AFC North champions have gotten back on track following a week 1 loss to the Cleveland Browns. The dual threat Jackson was spectacular in Week 4 once again accounting for 6 touchdowns matching his total from a week prior as the Ravens walked away with a 43-30 victory over the visiting Tennessee Titans.
2. Dwayne Haskins QB WFT
29-33 402 Yards 5 TD 0 INT
The WFT and its high powered offense continued to roll as they eclipsed the 40 point mark for the 3rd time in 4 games and Haskins was at the fore front of it. Haskins threw for over 400 yards and 5 scores to help the WFT stay perfect with a 45-22 road win over the New York Jets.
3. Michael Penix QB Los Angeles Rams
12-14 321 Yards 3 TD 0 INT
The rookie Penix had his best game as a pro in Week 4 and the result was the first victory of the season for the Rams. Penix threw for over 300 yards and 3 scores as the Rams knocked off division rival San Francisco 49ers on the road 42-23.
Week 4 Duds QB
Kyler Murray QB Arizona Cardinals
10-17 80 Yards 0TD 2 INT
The Cardinals passing game struggles continued as they failed to eclipse the 100 yard mark for the 2nd time in 4 contests. Murray threw for 80 yards and 2 picks as the Cardinals fell to the Minnesota Vikings 27-20 at home.
2. Jayden Daniels QB New York Jets
12-30 136 Yards 2 TD 6 INT
The second year Daniels was unable to find success through the air as his completion percentage was well below 50% and he turned the ball over 6 times in a 45-22 home loss to the WFT.
3. Davis Mills QB New Orleans Saints
31-42 310 Yards 1 TD 6 INT
Mills who was brought over in a trade from the San Francisco 49ers this off season struggles continued in a 38-7 loss at home to the Seattle Seahawks. Mills tossed 6 interceptions on the day bringing his season total to 11 against 3 touchdowns.
4. Zach Wilson QB Chicago Bears
26-41 286 Yards 2 TD 6 INT
The gunslinger Wilson and the Bears were unable to keep pace with the undefeated Detroit Lions and a big reason for that was the turnover bug. Wilson threw 6 interceptions on the day as the Bears fell 47-21 at home.
Week 4 Studs RB
Joe Mixon RB Cincinnati Bengals
222 Yards Rushing 3 TD
1 Reception 10 Yards
The Bengals were able to rebound in Week 4 following a blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens the previous week, and Joe Mixon was a big part of it. Mixon rushed for over 200 yards and 3 scores as the Bengals won the battle of Ohio and knocked off the Cleveland Browns 52-23 at home.
2. Phillip Lindsay RB New England Patriots
180 Yards Rushing 2 TD
1 Reception 7 Yards
Lindsay was spectacular once again as he carried the ball only 11 times but was able to rack up 180 yards on the ground as the New England Patriots routed the Pittsburgh Steelers 65-10 to remain unbeaten.
3. Kavoisey Smoke RB Seattle Seahawks
60 Yards Rushing 3 TD
2 Receptions 16 Yards
The rookie Smoke is doing an admirable job filling in for the suspended Rashaad Penny. Smoke notched 3 scores on the day bringing his season total to 7 as the Seahawks knocked off the New Orleans Saints 38-7.
4. Saquon Barkley RB New York Giants
84 Yards Rushing 2 TD
4 Receptions 81 Yards
The numbers aren’t as gaudy as usual for Barkley but they are still off the charts. Barkley was over 160 all purpose yards on the day with 2 scores as the Giants remained perfect with a 48-17 victory on the road over the Miami Dolphins.
Week 4 Duds RB
Deandre Swift & Derrius Guice RB
Las Vegas Raiders
10 Carries 14 Yards
The backfield for the Las Vegas Raiders early season struggles continued in Week 4 as they were stopped in their tracks as the Los Angeles Chargers held them to 14 yards rushing combined in a 38-24 home loss.
2. Breece Hall RB Miami Dolphins
8 Carries 4 Yards
The Dolphins young star running back was stymied in Week 4. Hall struggled to find any real estate, only gaining 4 yards on the ground in a 48-17 loss at home to the visiting New York Giants.
3. Javian Hawkins RB Houston Texans
15 Carries 33 Yards
The superstar Hawkins was unable to get going in Week 4 as the Indianapolis Colts bottled him up to a season low 33 yards on the ground as the Texans fell at home 27-13.