In Week 4 of the 2017-18 NFL regular reason, the peaceful protests decreased by nearly half. However, 52 players still sat or kneeled in protest of racial injustices within the United States of America.
On Thursday, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Chicago Bears, 35-14, giving the team the lead in the all-time series for the first time since 1933. Although the team has taken the lead in the all-time series against its oldest rivals with 95-94-6, the Packers still have losing records against eight other NFL franchises, including the Bills, the Bengals, the Colts and the Jets.
On Sunday, the New Orleans Saints kicked off Sunday football with a historic win over the Miami Dolphins. For the first time since 2012, Saints didn’t allow a point. In addition, Drew Brees, who threw for 269 yards and two touchdowns, lead his team to a 20-0 win over the Florida team, for the first ever shutout in Britain’s capital.
The Cincinnati Bengals extended the Cleveland Browns’ losing record to 0-4, with their 31-7 win over the Ohio team. Lesean McCoy and the Buffalo Bills defeated the Atlanta Falcons, 23-17. The Los Angeles Rams defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 35-30, while the Detroit Lions beat the Minnesota Vikings, 14-7.
Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers pulled out a 33-30 win over the Super Bowl Champions (New England Patriots), as Newton made history becoming the first quarterback with 50+ rushing touchdowns in NFL history.
In a dangerously close game, the New York Jets beat the Jaguars, 23-20, in overtime. The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens 26-9, as Deshaun Watson lead the Houston Texas to a historic 57-14 win with a franchise record 57-point game. The rookie also became the first to throw for four touchdowns and rush for one since 1961. The Cardinals beat the 49ers, 18-15 in overtime, while the Eagles flew over the Charges, 26-24.
The New York Giants fell to a 0-4 record after losing on a last-second field goal for the second straight week; 25-23. The Bucs took home that win. After Derek Carr left the game with back injury, the Oakland Raiders lost to the Denver Broncos, 16-10. Meanwhile, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks posted their highest scoring prime-time game in 15 years, with a 46-18 win over the Colts.
On Monday, the Kansas City Chiefs remained undefeated after knocking off the Washington Redskins, 29-20.