NFL GTFO Weekly Awards: The Best and Worst from Week 4 in Football
The GTFO “Performer(s) of the Week”
The GTFO “Performer(s) of the Week” Award goes to the individual(s) that had the most productive week.
- Josh Scobee—Scobee may be the best kicker in the league; the only problem is that he doesn’t get many opportunities to kick the ball because he plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, he had a chance to shine on Sunday as he put a 59-yard field goal through the uprights as time expired to beat the Indianapolis Colts. Scobee is perfect from 50+ yards this season.
- Matt Bryant—Bryant was three-for-three on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, with his biggest kick coming with only two seconds left in the fourth quarter. When 49ers coach Mike Singletary tried to ice Bryant, Bryant calmly looked over at Singletary and gave him a head nod as he mouthed, “I can do this all day.” He was right and the Falcons beat the 49ers, 16-14.
- Patrick Chung—Chung had a huge second half on defense for the New England Patriots on Monday night. Chung started it out by blocking a punt that set up a touchdown drive for the Pats. He also blocked a 35-yard field goal that was returned for a touchdown. Late in the fourth quarter, Chung capped off his outstanding night, returning an interception for a touchdown.
The GTFO “Surprise(s) of the Week”
The GTFO “Surprise(s) of the Week” are awarded to the players, teams, or coaches that did something that was unexpected.
- New York Giants—The Giants looked decent against a bad Carolina Panthers team in Week 1, but they looked horrible in Weeks 2 and 3. Following two losses to the Indianapolis Colts and the Tennessee Titans by a combined 43 points, the Giants had to face one of the only remaining unbeaten teams, the Chicago Bears. Things weren’t looking good for Tom Coughlin and his team heading into this Week 4 matchup, but the Giants defense made certain that they single-handedly turned that luck around. The Giants recorded 10 sacks in the game, allowed only 110 total yards, and forced three turnovers.
The GTFO “Idiot(s) of the Week”
The GTFO “Idiots of the Week” Award goes to the players, coaches, or teams who proved to make a fool of themselves and/or their team.
- Chicago Bears Offensive Line—The Bears offensive line was horrible on Sunday night. The Giants had nine sacks by halftime and Jay Cutler couldn’t come back after the beating he had taken in the first half. Enter Todd Collins. It took the Giants just a quarter and a half to knock Collins out of the game as well. If the Bears line doesn’t get better quick, Chicago may not be able to sign enough quarterbacks to make it through the season.
- Nate Clements—When Clements picked off Matt Ryan late in the fourth quarter with the 49ers leading by one point, it looked like the 49ers would finally get the monkey off their back. Instead, Clements made a huge error. I can’t blame him for trying to return the interception, even when the smart play would have been to just go down with the ball and allow his offense to win the game. As he was running down the sideline, Roddy White caught up to him and knocked the ball out from behind, giving it back to the Falcons and leading to their last-second field goal for the win.
The GTFO “Team(s) of the Week”
The GTFO “Team(s) of the Week” Award goes to the team that looked the best during the given week.
- San Diego Chargers—The Chargers look like a completely different team at home than they do on the road. On Sunday, the Chargers welcomed the Arizona Cardinals to town in as much of a must-win as they could have this early in the season. The Chargers had no problems downing the Cardinals, winning 41-10. In their two home games this season, the Chargers have outscored their opponents 79-26.
NFL GTFO “Get You Some Hit of the Week”
The NFL GTFO “Get You Some Hit of the Week” goes to the person who had the most devastating hit of the week.
Cleveland Brown’s T.J. Ward takes this week’s honors for a huge hit he laid on Jordan Shipley. Although it was illegal, it doesn’t get much better than this.
NFL GTFO “Milestone of the Week”
The NFL GTFO “Milestone of the Week” goes to the individual or team that reached the most important milestone of the week.
- Tom Brady—Brady became the fastest QB ever to reach 100 wins in his career. It took him 133 total games, six games faster than Joe Montana, who had previously held the record at 139.
- New England Patriots—The Patriots swept the milestones this week. They became the first team in NFL history to score a rushing TD, passing TD, kickoff return TD, blocked field goal TD, and an interception return TD.
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