NFL Scores Week 4: Results, Standings and Top Fantasy Stars from AFC, NFC Games

Andy Bailey@@AndrewDBaileyFeatured ColumnistOctober 1, 2017

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 28:  Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers drops back to pass in the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on September 28, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Week 4 of the 2017 NFL season is underway, and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers kicked it off with a bang against a listless Chicago Bears squad.

Despite a rash of injuries to his offense, Rodgers went off, completing 18 of 26 attempts for 179 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions.

His nearly mistake-free performance set the stage for a week full of big games from individual fantasy stars, and it put his Packers at the top of a competitive NFC North.

Other standouts from around the league, as well as standings, can be found below:

     

Week 4 NFL Scores, Fantasy Stars
AwayScoreHomeFantasy Star
Bears14-35PackersAaron Rodgers18-of-26, 179 yds, 4 TDs
Saints20-0DolphinsDrew Brees29-of-41, 268 yds, 2 TDs
Bengals31-7BrownsAndy Dalton25-of-30, 286 yds, 4 TDs
Rams35-30CowboysTodd Gurley121 rush yds, 7 rec, 94 yds, 1 TD
Titans14-57TexansDeshaun Watson25-of-34, 283 yds, 4 TDs, 1 INT, 24 rush yds, 1 TD
Jaguars20-23JetsBilal Powell163 rush yds, 1 TD
Lions14-7VikingsAmeer Abdullah94 rush yds, 1 TD
Panthers33-30PatriotsCam Newton22-of-29, 316 yds, 3 TDs, 1 INT, 44 rush yds, TD
Bills23-17FalconsSteven Hauschka3-of-3 FGs, 2-of-2 XPs
Steelers26-9RavensLe'Veon Bell144 rush yds, 2 TDs, 4 rec, 42 yds
Eagles26-24ChargersPhilip Rivers22-of-38, 347 yds, 2 TDs
Giants23-25BuccaneersJameis Winston22-of-38, 332 yds, 3 TDs
Raiders10-16BroncosJohnny Holton1 rec, 64 yds, 1 TD
49ers15-18CardinalsRobbie Gould5-of-5 FGs
Colts18-46SeahawksRussell Wilson21-of-26, 2 TDs, 2 INTs, 38 rush yds, 1 TD
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Week 4 Standings
AFC EastWL
Bills31
Jets22
Patriots22
Dolphins12
AFC NorthWL
Steelers31
Ravens22
Bengals13
Browns04
AFC SouthWL
Jaguars22
Texans22
Titans22
Colts13
AFC WestWL
Chiefs30
Broncos31
Raiders22
Chargers04
NFC EastWL
Eagles31
Redskins21
Cowboys22
Giants04
NFC NorthWL
Lions31
Packers31
Vikings22
Bears13
NFC SouthWL
Panthers31
Falcons31
Buccaneers21
Saints22
NFC WestWL
Rams31
Seahawks22
Cardinals22
49ers04
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Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers (and perhaps the Bears defense) made the game look pretty easy on Thursday Night Football. But even though they cruised to a 35-14 victory, the Packers didn't leave the game unscathed.

With the game essentially wrapped up, Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan drilled a defenseless Davante Adams, who was already wrapped up, with a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit. Adams would leave the game on a stretcher, while Trevathan was given a two-game suspension the next day.

"This was a big character win for us," Rodgers said of his injury-riddled team, per the Associated Press (via ESPN.com). "It's been a next-man-up, no-excuses policy."

That mentality will have to continue into next week, as Adams isn't likely to be ready to go for Green Bay's Week 5 matchup at the Dallas Cowboys.

"Davante Adams is in the concussion protocol," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said, per the team's Twitter account. And that means another game with plenty of weight on Rodgers' shoulders, something Fox Sports' Colin Cowherd said has become a Green Bay staple:

Even with a flawed roster that is heavily impacted by injuries, Rodgers should continue to be one of the NFL's most dynamic weapons.

     

Deshaun Watson

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 01:  Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans celebrates with Bruce Ellington #12 and Lamar Miller #26 after scoring on a one yard run in the second quarter against the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Houston, Te
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If it wasn't already clear enough, Deshaun Watson left no doubt that it's his era of Houston Texans football against the Tennessee Titans.

In a 57-14 drubbing of a division rival, Watson piled up 283 passing yards, 24 rushing yards and five total touchdowns (four through the air and one on the ground).

The monster performance put him in pretty good historical company, per ESPN Stats & Info:

And this came against a Titans team that had just won back-to-back games over the Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle Seahawks.

Days like this are extraordinary, but it's clear that the Texans have something in their rookie quarterback. With Watson leading the offense and JJ Watt doing the same on the other side of the ball, Houston could be in line for a division title. 

     

Cam Newton

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 01:  Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers reacts after throwing a touchdown pass to Devin Funchess #17 (not pictured) during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Foxboro, Mass
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Cam Newton barely averaged double-digit fantasy points over the course of the first three weeks of the season. In Week 4, he doubled his season total of 32 points against a New England Patriots defense that could be in real trouble.

As a passer, Newton went for 316 yards, three touchdowns and an interception on 22-of-29 passing. He also ran for 44 yards and a touchdown, seen here on the NFL's Twitter:

Now, of course, Newton won't have the luxury of facing the Pats defense every week. So, questions of consistency remain with the former MVP. But scoring looked like a nightmare for Carolina through its first three games. Good signs are good signs.

Even if Newton is somewhere in the middle of this performance and the way he played up to this point, the Panthers could be dangerous once again.

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