First start filling in for Jay Cutler began slowly; Hoyer finished with 317 yards, 2 TDs and no picks in a loss at Dallas. The Bears are among the NFL's worst, averaging 15 ppg, and John Fox is in no rush to bring Cutler back.
The best thing he had going — a streak of 12 games with a TD pass — ended in a loss at Seattle. Next most consistent stat is his mediocrity — last in yards per attempt (5.5), second worst among starters in completion rate (55.2 percent) and third-worst in passer rating (68.6). Chip Kelly says it’s not Kap time yet, but if not it’s pretty close.
Followed up his monster game at Buffalo with a monstrosity — gave a new definition to pick-six, including four INTs in fourth quarter. Lost two fumbles, too. No Eric Decker this week might even make matters worse — if that's possible.
Both he and Jacoby Brissett were suited up at practice this week, so we’re guessing Belichick starts his best backup, Jimmy G, against the Bills. Both guys should get to rest next week when Tom Brady comes back.
All aboard the Wentz Wagon. The rookie passed his first big test with 301 yards and 2 TDs in a 34-3 win over the Steelers. Still no INTs in 102 career passes. NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Now he gets a bye week to prepare for a Week 5 date at Detroit.
The hottest QBs are an Eagles rookie and the guy they traded to clear the way for him. Sam’s the man in Minny. The Vikes are 3-0 after winning at Carolina, and it would undoubtedly be their year ... if it wasn’t Wentz’s.
Stifled by Denver's defense in Week 3, he got a big lift from A.J. Green on Thursday night but found the end zone only once in beating Miami. Cincy has the fourth-lowest red zone TD percentage in the league at 31 percent.
Three picks and eight sacks vs. the Vikes D as Carolina’s 14-game home win streak was snapped. It's been tough sledding for the MVP and NFC champs so far. Now they have to stop the leading passer in the league, Matt Ryan.
We don't believe it, either. But after another turnover-free night by Matty Ice (20-30, 240, 2 TDs), Atlanta leads the NFL in PPG (34.8), YPG (448) and YPA (9.4). The upcoming schedule will reveal if he’s for real: The Falcons face the Panthers, Broncos and Seahawks in the next three weeks.