The best games for fans to watch in NFL Week 4 on Sunday.
People thought they knew quite a bit when we started the 2020 NFL season. Instead, the first three weeks of action has proven how little we actually know. That’s not been more evident than when it comes to teams like the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints.
Both clubs figured to be leading contenders in the NFC given the totality of their rosters. Entering Week 4, however, the Eagles and Saints are a combined 1-4-1 and needing to turn things around in a major way if they’re going to compete.
Having said that, things got even stranger in NFL Week 4 as the league continues to navigate the world with COVID-19 and its effects. First, the matchup between the unbeaten Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers was called off when the former had multiple players and personnel test positive. Then, on Saturday, the New England Patriots saw Cam Newton test positive, postponing their matchup on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Despite the fact that two marquee games now won’t be played on Sunday, there is still intrigue left in the week. These are the four best games on the NFL Week 4 slate come Sunday.
4. Indianapolis Colts vs. Chicago Bears
Quarterback was a massive question mark coming into the year for the Chicago Bears after the trials of Mitchell Trubisky and the offseason addition of Nick Foles. The former started the year but, despite a 2-0 start for the Bears, Trubisky was benched last week. Foles came in and delivered a strong outing, leading Chicago to their thrid-straight win.
Foles might be the better option in comparison to Trubisky but he’s extremely volatile. And on the other sideline for this game, there’s another volatile veteran with Philip Rivers now at the helm in Indianapolis.
After years of playing behind terrible offensive lines with the Chargers, he’s behind one of the best units in the league with the Colts. While that may be true, he’s yet to look like his former self in Indy. The offense has largely been predicated on the run game and short passes. Thus, it’ll be interesting to see how they attack a Bears defense that remains quite good.
The matchup between the Bears defensive line, led by the likes of Khalil Mack, and the Colts top-tier offensive line will be fantastic to watch on Sunday. Throw in the fact that these two teams are 5-1 combined as they come into this game and this should be a fascinating watch, especially now that it’s featured in the late-afternoon slate.