Week 4 of the 2021 NFL season was a long-awaited week for the New York Jets, New York Giants, and Indianapolis Colts.
All three teams finally got in the win column this NFL season after 0-3 starts.
While fans of all three teams are thrilled, fans of two other teams remain in pain with 0-4 teams to root for.
We all saw the Jacksonville Jaguars fall to 0-4 on Thursday night.
Sunday then saw the Detroit Lions fall to 0-4 after getting carved up by Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears offense.
A Rough Day For Detroit
We have already discussed the Jaguars loss earlier this week, so let’s focus on what went wrong for the Lions.
Jared Goff finished with 299 yards and two touchdowns on the day.
The problem here is that he also lost two fumbles.
— PFF (@PFF) October 3, 2021
He was killing the momentum on offense and the Bears already had a loud home crowd behind them.
Yet given last week’s performance, Lions fans still expected to win with Fields in as the starter.
This time around was much different, however, as Matt Nagy let the rookie loose.
Fields finished with 209 yards on only 11 completions, while David Montgomery was finally allowed to work.
The running back finished with 106 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) October 3, 2021
The Bears are now 0-2 and all the good vibes and moral victories the Lions were feeling have been wiped away with this brutal loss.
Detroit does not look as bad as Jacksonville on the field, but 0-4 is 0-4.
Seeking Wins In Week 5
So will either team improve to 1-4 next week?
The Jaguars return home with a divisional game against the Tennessee Titans.
The Titans just fell to the Jets in overtime, which is never a good thing to report.
Tennessee has just been a weird team so far in 2021.
They opened the year with a loss to the Arizona Cardinals, only to score 33 points and take down the Seattle Seahawks a week later.
Urban Meyer, if he is doing alright, can let Trevor Lawrence play free and throw the ball downfield all game against Tennessee.
What’s the worst that can happen?
The team is already destined for another top NFL Draft pick, so being risky against a divisional opponent is not a bad idea.
As for the Lions, they head on the road against a Minnesota Vikings team that just put up seven total points against the Cleveland Browns.
But the Vikings are still going to be favorites because while the Lions did show a valiant effort in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers, they have not scored more than 17 points in a game since then.
If Minnesota held the Browns to 14 points, the Lions are doomed.