Here are some more quick thoughts on the action from week four of the NFL season.
The San Francisco 49ers embarrassed the New York Jets 34-0 at the New Meadow lands stadium. So much for the notion that a west coast team traveling east for a 1:00 pm Sunday game plays poorly. Then again after their loss to the Minnesota Vikings, the 49ers never traveled back west, opting to spend the week at Youngstown State in Ohio. It sure looks like it paid off. The 49ers had 245 total rush yards with three different players eclipsing the 60 yard mark (Frank Gore 21-62, Kendall Hunter 8-56, Colin Kaepernick 5-50). Not exactly what you would expect to see from a Rex Ryan coached team.
Things only got worse for the Jets as wide receiver Santonio Holmes went down with an injured foot in a non contact play. It is feared he will be lost for the season with a Lisfranc injury. Adding insult to injury, the loss was the Jets worst home shutout loss since the Buffalo Bills blanked them 37-0 in 1989. For better or worse, it looks like we will be seeing quarterback Tim Tebow sooner rather than later.
Quarterback Peyton Mamning had his best game of the season by going 30-38 for 338 yards and three touchdowns in the Denver Broncos 37-6 win over the Oakland Raiders. The Broncos outscored the Raiders 27-0 in the second half. The Broncos had their first one hundred yard rusher and one hundred yard receiver in the same game since 2007 thanks to Willis McGahee (19 carries for 112 yards) and Demaryius Thomas (5 catches for 103 yards).
The New Orleans Saints fell to 0-4 after losing to the Green Bay Packets 28-27 at Lambeau field. The Saints fought hard and Drew Brees arguably won the showdown of elite quarterbacks and receiver Marquis Colston made some huge, difficult catches, but it was not enough to get the Saints into the win column. Brees was 35-54 for 446 yards and 3 touchdowns. Rodgers was 31-41 for 319 yards for four touchdowns and one interception.