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NFL Week 4 live game updates: Highlights, injuries, analysis

Week 4 of the 2019 NFL season got started with the best episode of "Thursday Night Football" thus far this season, with the Philadelphia Eagles outlasting the Green Bay Packers, 34-27.

The Sunday slate boasts two pairs of unbeaten teams squaring off, and a critical NFC North showdown. Stay tuned here for highlights, injury intel and analysis from our NFL Nation reporters at every game. And make sure to open some extra tabs for the complete Week 4 schedule and live scoreboard.

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Buccaneers 55, Rams 40

Buccaneers inactives: OG Zack Bailey, DB Jamel Dean, LB Demone Harris, OT Jerald Hawkins, TE Tanner Hudson, DE Pat O'Connor, LB Devin White

Rams inactives: OT Bobby Evans, DT Greg Gaines, DB David Long, TE Johnny Mundt, LB Obo Okoronkwo, C Coleman Shelton, WR Nsimba Webster

Injuries:

Taylor Rapp, S, Rams. Rapp suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter and did not return. Rapp left the locker room in a walking boot on crutches and with a boot on his left ankle. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips adjusted his defense this season to find a role for Rapp, who can play in coverage, behind the linebackers and near the line. It remains uncertain who would fill his unique role. -- Lindsey Thiry

Highlights:

Shaq Barrett strips the ball, and Ndamukong Suh races in for a late touchdown to extend the Bucs' lead:

We've got a pick-six in L.A.! Marcus Peters snags the errant Jameis Winston throw and brings it to the house:

The Rams aren't done yet! Cooper Kupp gets into the end zone after a clutch block from Robert Woods:

Jameis Winston is balling today, folks. He connects with Mike Evans for a 67-yard TD that puts the Bucs up 45-27:

Rams chip away at the Bucs' lead as Todd Gurley II gets back into the end zone:

Jameis Winston finds Cameron Brate to put the Buccaneers up 18.

Ronald Jones is back where he played his college ball for USC, and he's in for a score:

We got a game, folks. Jared Goff finds Gerald Everett to cut the Bucs' lead:

A rare (but welcome) sight: Todd Gurley II battles his way in for a touchdown:

After a Lavonte David pick, Jameis Winston goes back to Chris Godwin for another touchdown:

Chris Godwin with the nice grab to put the Bucs up two touchdowns:

Injury update: Breshad Perriman has a hamstring injury and has officially been ruled out. He's the Bucs' speed threat downfield, although the chemistry hasn't been there quite yet with Jameis Winston.

Jenna Laine, ESPN Staff Writer2y ago

The Bucs take the ball quickly down the field and Peyton Barber puts an exclamation point on the drive:


Titans 24, Falcons 10

Titans inactives: DE Matt Dickerson, LB Sharif Finch, TE Anthony Firkser, LB David Long, OG Kevin Pamphile, CB Tye Smith, OG Aaron Stinnie

Falcons inactives: RB Kenjon Barner, OT Matt Gono, DB Jordan Miller, RB Qadree Ollison, DT Deadrin Senat, OG John Wetzel, WR Olamide Zaccheaus

Injuries:

Alex Mack, C, Falcons. Mack suffered a left elbow injury and returned to the game, but his status is still one to monitor. If he misses any time with the injury, the Falcons will have to shuffle an already depleted offensive line and move Wes Schweitzer to center and maybe Ty Sambrailo to right guard. Jamon Brown, who started at right guard versus the Titans, left the game with a concussion. Schweitzer stepped in for Brown until he had to move over to center briefly for Mack. And the Falcons already are without right guard Chris Lindstrom, the first-round draft pick from Boston College. Plus right tackle Kaleb McGary, the other first-round pick, is playing through a knee sprain. Confused yet? Just imagine how the Falcons feel trying to mix and match bodies. -- Vaughn McClure

Highlights:

Corey Davis gets in on the fun, extending the Titans' lead:

Falcons keeping getting banged up on offensive line with right guard Jamon Brown being evaluated for head injury. Brown moved to right guard to replace rookie first rounder Chris Lindstrom, who broke his right foot and is on IR. Now Wes Schweitzer is in for Brown.

Vaughn McClure, ESPN Staff Writer2y ago

After he hit the after burners on TD No. 1, A.J. Brown shows off his spatial awareness in the end zone on TD No. 2:

Ito Smith ties it up with a short TD rush:

Catch ball. Hesitation move. Race to the end zone. A.J. Brown puts the Titans on the board first:

Uni update! The Falcons will be wearing their throwbacks Sunday:


Chargers 30, Dolphins 10

Chargers inactives: K Mike Badgley, WR Travis Benjamin, TE Virgil Green, TE Hunter Henry, RB Justin Jackson, QB Easton Stick, WR Mike Williams

Dolphins inactives: OG Jesse Davis, RB Myles Gaskin, WR Allen Hurns, SS Bobby McCain, OT Keaton Sutherland, WR Albert Wilson, CB Jomal Wiltz

Injuries:

Jakeem Grant, WR, Dolphins. Grant suffered a hamstring injury in the second half Sunday, and it did not appear he returned in the team's 30-10 loss to the Chargers. Soft tissue injuries are notoriously tricky, often leading to multi-week absences, but the Dolphins are now on their bye week and it should give him time to heal. If he's not ready for the Week 6 contest vs. Washington, Grant would likely be replaced as Miami's No.4 receiver by Isaiah Ford and as Miami's returner by Kenyan Drake or Kalen Ballage. -- Cameron Wolfe

Highlights:

Austin Ekeler is back in for another TD, this time on the ground:

Philip Rivers with what was close to a long lateral to Austin Ekeler, who scampered all the way in:

How many out there have Troymaine Pope in their fantasy lineup today?

Josh Rosen with a beaut to DeVante Parker, and the Dolphins have their first lead of the season:

Sharp look for Keenan Allen. No word on whether Anthony Lynn will be delivering Coach D'Amato's speech:


Giants 24, Redskins 3

Redskins inactives: CB Aaron Colvin, QB Colt McCoy, LB Cassanova McKinzy, WR Terry McLaurin, TE Jordan, C Chase Roullier, OG Brandon Scherff

Giants inactives: RB Saquon Barkley, LB Tae Davis, OLB Alec Ogletree, OG Chad Slade, OT Eric Smith, TE Kaden Smith, QB Alex Tanney

Injuries:

Ryan Connelly, LB, Giants. Starting inside linebacker Connelly injured his knee in the fourth quarter and could be sidelined for the season. He was on crutches and limping badly after the game. The fifth-round rookie had worked his way into becoming a key piece on defense. He was the defensive signal-caller on Sunday, and had an interception and sack. The Giants are going to need Alec Ogletree (hamstring) back soon to help offset the loss. -- Jordan Raanan

Highlights:

LB Ryan Connelly down and players immediately on their knees. Cart comes out quickly. He limps onto the cart. He has a knee injury and is out. Giants are already short at linebacker. The rookie out of Wisconsin had been playing well.

Jordan Raanan, ESPN Staff Writer2y ago

Dwayne Haskins will have many firsts this season; Jabrill Peppers is responsible for his first career NFL pick-six:

Rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins just replaced veteran Case Keenum after he struggled to hit wide open players down the field. Haskins had not played a snap in the first three games.

John Keim, ESPN Staff Writer2y ago

The Redskins needed a strong start vs. the Giants. Instead, quarterback Case Keenum overthrew an open Trey Quinn on the first play and threw an interception on the third. The Redskins' defense allowed 15 yards on third and 17 and then gave up a fourth down conversion. Then, on first and goal from the 6-yard line, they allowed running back Wayne Gallman to be wide open in the flat for an easy score. They have committed penalty-killing drives. They look like a bad team.

John Keim, ESPN Staff Writer2y ago

Wayne Gallman enjoyed his first trip to the end zone so much, he made sure to get in again:

Daniel Jones tosses his first touchdown in front of the home fans, finding a wide-open Wayne Gallman:

Daniel Jones arrives at MetLife Stadium wearing ... well, pretty much the outfit we'd expect Daniel Jones to be wearing:

Antonio Hamilton showing up in the throwback Harry Carson jersey. Awesome. Kind of a theme here. Going through parking lot at MetLife Stadium this morning, fans have jerseys of players who will not be playing Sunday. Saquon, Eli, OBJ and LT may be the most popular.

Jordan Raanan, ESPN Staff Writer2y ago


Browns 40, Ravens 25

Browns inactives: OLB Genard Avery, SS Morgan Burnett, WR Rashard Higgins, OT Kendall Lamm, DB Sheldrick Redwine, CB Denzel Ward, CB Greedy Williams

Ravens inactives: QB Trace McSorley, OG Ben Powers, WR Jaleel Scott, CB Jimmy Smith, DB Brynden Trawick, DE Brandon Williams

Injuries:

Jarvis Landry, WR, Browns. Landry was having a monster performance before a concussion suffered in the second half knocked him out of the game. He still finished with 167 receiving yards. The Browns were already missing starting receiver Rashard Higgins, who's been out with a knee injury. Landry won't return until he passes concussion protocol. A key reinforcement, though, is on the way. Wideout Antonio Callaway is set to return from his four-game suspension this week. -- Jake Trotter

Highlights:

A late TD for Dontrell Hilliard to pad the Browns' lead:

Nick Chubb is the first Browns running back with 160 rush yards and three rushing TDs in a game since Jerome Harrison in 2009 against the Chiefs, via ESPN Stats & Info.

Jake Trotter, ESPN Staff Writer2y ago

This Nick Chubb guy is pretty good. One cut through the line, then an 88-yard sprint for TD No. 3 of the day:

The Lamar Jackson-to-Mark Andrews connection is good for another TD:

Less fancy than TD No. 1, but the end result is the same for Nick Chubb:

Nick Chubb. Ridiculous.

Lamar Jackson creates some space for himself, then fires a strike to Miles Boykin:

Well, this was almost awesome:

Baker Mayfield finds Ricky Seals-Jones to put the Browns up early:

Some exquisite lip furniture for Nick Boyle, Hayden Hurst and Mark Andrews:


Panthers 16, Texans 10

Panthers inactives: CB Donte Jackson, ILB Jordan Kunaszyk, QB Cam Newton, DT Kawann Short, OG Trai Turner, OG Bryan Witzmann, WR Brandon Zylstra

Texans inactives: TE Jerell Adams, LB Tyrell Adams, DB Xavier Crawford, OT Seantrel Henderson, QB Alex McGough, DE Charles Omenihu, TE Logan Paulsen

Injuries:

Chris Manhertz, TE, Panthers. Manhertz suffered a concussion, so his availability is in question as long as he remains in the protocol. Manhertz isn't perhaps the best-known name among a Carolina tight end room that includes three-time Pro Bowler Greg Olsen and 2018 fourth-round pick Ian Thomas. But his blocking in a two tight-end set, particularly the jumbo package, is big. -- David Newton

Kenny Stills, WR, Texans. Stills left with a hamstring injury at the end of the first quarter and did not return to the game. Head coach Bill O'Brien said he would have to wait until Monday for a prognosis on the receiver. If Stills does not play next week against the Falcons, it could mean an increased role for slot receiver Keke Coutee, who had one catch for 11 yards on three targets on Sunday. -- Sarah Barshop

Highlights:

Deshaun Watson shows off the wheels to get the game tied up:

Panthers TE Chris Manhertz is out with a concussion. More time for Ian Thomas. Manhertz strength was as a blocker in the two-TE set with Greg Olsen.

David Newton, ESPN Staff Writer2y ago

Will Fuller V didn't score on this play, but this is just ridiculous:

Texans WR Kenny Stills is questionable to return with a hamstring injury against the Panthers.

Sarah Barshop, ESPN Staff Writer2y ago

The world's most fearsome fighting team? We'll see what these turtles can do today:


Patriots 16, Bills 10

Patriots inactives: OG Caleb Benenoch, DT Byron Cowart, OT Korey Cunningham, RB Damien Harris, OLB Dont'a Hightower, QB Cody Kessler, CB Joejuan Williams

Bills inactives: WR Robert Foster, CB Taron Johnson, TE Tyler Kroft, C Spencer Long, OT Conor McDermott, RB Devin Singletary, LB Corey Thompson

Injuries:

Josh Allen, QB, Bills. This is the biggest injury news of the year for the Bills, as Allen enters concussion protocol after a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit against the Patriots. Concussions are tricky to predict -- Mitch Morse missed most of training camp and the preseason with one. For now, Matt Barkley will slide in as the Bills' starting quarterback and Davis Webb will presumably be signed to the 53-man roster from the practice squad as the team prepares to play the Titans in Week 5. -- Marcel Louis-Jacques

Highlights:

Mackenzie Park and Jordan Binggeli won't forget this particular Bills game, as they were married at halftime:

We got a game, folks. Josh Allen leaps over the pile and extends the ball to pierce the end zone:

The game isn't going the Bills' way in the first half, but Frank Gore celebrated a huge personal milestone, joining the 15,000-yard club:

The Pats extend their lead with a blocked punt recovered for a TD:

Patriots RB Brandon Bolden opens the scoring for the day:

Our intrepid Bills reporter Marcel Louis-Jacques is on the scene as Bills fans tailgate before Sunday's clash with the Patriots:


Raiders 31, Colts 24

Raiders inactives: LB Dakota Allen, WR Dwayne Harris, OG Gabe Jackson, QB DeShone Kizer, DE Benson Mayowa, WR J.J. Nelson, OT Brandon Parker

Colts inactives: OT Le'Raven Clark, TE Hale Hentges, WR T.Y. Hilton, FS Malik Hooker, OLB Darius Leonard, DE Tyquan Lewis, RB Jonathan Williams

Injuries:

Marlon Mack, RB, Colts. Mack left the game in the fourth quarter due to an ankle injury when the Colts were trying to come back. Mack's talent has never been questioned, as he's rushed for a team-high 338 yards this season. However, he has had some issues staying healthy. Mack missed six games in his first two seasons, and it's uncertain if he'll miss anytime with this injury. The Colts will turn to Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines as their top two running backs if Mack has to miss some time. -- Mike Wells

Jordan Devey, OG, Raiders. Devey suffered a torn pectoral muscle in the second half of the Raiders' 31-24 victory over the Colts and was replaced at right guard by Denzelle Good; Oakland's offensive line did not miss a beat. That's a good thing for Oakland as Devey is feared lost for the year while Gabe Jackson, the incumbent at right guard who suffered an MCL injury in training camp, is expected ted to make his season debut after the Raiders' bye week, which comes after next week's game in London. Right tackle Trent Brown also left the game for a spell to get a finger tended to -- David Sharpe played in his place -- but also keep an eye on quarterback Derek Carr, who took a shot to the lower left leg in the second quarter. While he did not miss any time - Mike Glennon did start warming up -- Carr did have precautionary X-rays taken after the game. -- Paul Gutierrez

Highlights:

Jacoby Brissett finds some space and then delivers a perfect ball to Eric Ebron who takes it the rest of the way for a TD:

Erik Harris has the first pick for the Raiders' defense this season -- and it's a pick-six!

Chester Rogers with a score and beaut of a celly, and we've got a one-score game in Indy:

Raiders right tackle Trent Brown is having his hand and fingers looked at in the locker room, according to the team radio broadcast. Brown, who is also dealing with right knee and ankle issues, left the game in the third quarter and was replaced by David Sharpe.

Paul Gutierrez, ESPN Staff Writer2y ago

The Raiders can't stop scoring! Derek Carr finds Tyrell Williams for TD pass No. 2:

Jack Doyle brings the Colts back to within one score:

Just like they drew it up! Trevor Davis takes the end around 60 yards for the touchdown:

Derek Carr finds rookie Foster Moreau for the early score:


Chiefs 34, Lions 30

Chiefs inactives: WR Tyreek Hill, RB Damien Williams, OL Greg Senat, OL Eric Fisher, OL Nick Allegretti, OL Martinas Rankin, DL Khalen Saunders

Lions inactives: CB Darius Slay, RB Paul Perkins, OG Beau Benzschawel, OL Oday Aboushi, WR Danny Amendola, DL Da'Shawn Hand, DT Mike Daniels

Injuries:

Quandre Diggs, S, Lions. Diggs left in the first half with a hamstring injury, and was ruled out in the second half. The bye week comes at a good time for him to heal up, as Lions coach Matt Patricia said they'll see how he is Monday. With Diggs out, the Lions looked to a combination of Will Harris, C.J. Moore and Tavon Wilson. -- Michael Rothstein

T.J. Hockenson, TE, Lions. Hockenson suffered a concussion on a nasty fall in the second half when he tried to hurdle a defender. It's not clear how long he'll be out, but Lions coach Matt Patricia said the rookie was in good spirits after the game. -- Michael Rothstein

Highlights:

A game-winning drive for the Chiefs is capped off by Darrel Williams' second TD of the game:

Kenny Golladay with a catch of the year candidate, and the Lions are back ahead:

Darrel Williams gets in to the end zone, putting the Chiefs ahead:

Some trickeration by the Chiefs, as Travis Kelce catches it, then dishes it off to LeSean McCoy:

Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson is being carted off the field after landing very hard on what appeared to be his head and right shoulder after making a catch in the third quarter. Down for a couple of minutes, he walked onto the cart on his own power.

Michael Rothstein, ESPN Staff Writer2y ago

After an earlier TD catch was taken away by official review, Kenny Golladay leaves no doubt on this one:

A heads up play by Bashaud Breeland, scooping up a fumble and running 100 yards by himself for the score:

LeSean McCoy plunges it in to tie things up in the second quarter:

Quandre Diggs has been downgraded to OUT for the Lions. Was injured in the first half and taken to the locker room immediately.

Michael Rothstein, ESPN Staff Writer2y ago

Matthew Stafford connects with T.J. Hockenson to put the Lions up 10:

Patrick Mahomes will have at least one fan in the crowd at Ford Field today:

The most heavily-bet early kickoffs at Caesars Sportsbook in Nevada: Chiefs-Lions and Patriots-Bills. Chiefs and Patriots have attracted better than 80% of the point-spread money. Caesars needs both home underdogs, Lions and Bills.

David Purdum, ESPN Staff Writer2y ago


Seahawks 27, Cardinals 10

Seahawks inactives: DB Marquise Blair, FS Adrian Colbert, WR Gary Jennings, RB Rashaad Penny, OG Ethan Pocic, DB Neiko Thorpe, WR John Ursua

Cardinals inactives: WR Damiere Byrd, DE Michael Dogbe, C Lamont Gaillard, P Andy Lee, OT Joshua Miles, OL Brett Toth, DB Charles Washington

Injuries:

Christian Kirk, WR, Cardinals. Kirk went down on the second-to-last play of the game with a lower-body injury. Replays showed it was either his knee or ankle, but coach Kliff Kingsbury didn't have an update after the game. If the injury was as serious as it looked and Kirk is lost for a significant amount of time, the Cardinals' offense will take a major hit. Arizona can't afford to lose one of its primary playmakers this early into an already dismal season. -- Josh Weinfuss

Zach Allen, DE, Cardinals. Allen left the game shortly before halftime with a shoulder injury and didn't return. Coach Kliff Kingsbury didn't have an update on him after the game, but Allen's absence takes a pass rusher out of the rotation. He was averaging 45 snaps per game. If Allen is out for an extended amount of time, look for Terrell Suggs' snaps to increase, for Cassius Marsh to get a larger role and for Brooks Reed to see more reps. -- Josh Weinfuss

Highlights:

Seahawks extend the lead after this run by C.J. Prosise:

Kyler Murray has made many plays with his legs this season, but this was his first NFL rushing TD:

Cardinals rookie defensive end Zach Allen is out with a shoulder injury and will not return against the Seahawks. He left the game in the final seconds of the first half, walking to the locker room while flanked by a trainer. He played in six snaps in the first half -- three defensive and three special teams.

Josh Weinfuss, ESPN Staff Writer2y ago

Russell Wilson finds Will Dissly to extend the Seahawks' lead:

Jadeveon Clowney opens the scoring in the game with a pick-six off of Kyler Murray:


Bears 16, Vikings 6

Vikings inactives: LB Kentrell Brothers, WR Davion Davis, C Brett Jones, OG Josh Kline, DE Hercules Mata'afa, OT Oli Udoh, DT Armon Watts

Bears inactives: RB Mike Davis, WR Taylor Gabriel, DT Akiem Hicks, OG Kyle Long, DT Bilal Nichols, LB Roquan Smith, DB Kevin Toliver

Highlights:

Chase Daniel dumps it to Tarik Cohen, who finds a little green and hits paydirt:


Jaguars 26, Broncos 24

Jaguars inactives: LB D.J. Alexander, WR C.J. Board, TE Josh Oliver, RB Devine Ozigbo, CB Jalen Ramsey, DT Dontavius Russell, OG Brandon Thomas

Broncos inactives: CB Bryce Callahan, TE Troy Fumagalli, DB Kareem Jackson, OT Ja'Wuan James, LB Joe Jones, NT Mike Purcell, WR Juwann Winfree

Injuries:

Bradley Chubb, LB, Broncos. Chubb briefly left Sunday's game with a calf injury and returned to the lineup, but then suffered a knee injury as well, and again returned to the lineup. Chubb finished out Sunday's loss against the Jaguars, but he will be a player to watch in the days ahead to see if he missed some practice time. Rookie Malik Reed replaced Chubb on the snaps he missed and would get the majority or work with the starting defense if Chubb is a question mark later in the week. -- Jeff Legwold

Josey Jewell, LB, Broncos. Jewell had missed practice time last week with a hamstring injury and then tried to play Sunday against the Jaguars. However, Jewell re-aggravated the injury and left the game in the first half. Corey Nelson replaced him in the lineup Sunday and would likely get most of Jewell's snaps in the base defense moving forward as well. -- Jeff Legwold

Ronnie Harrison, S Jaguars. Harrison left the game for several plays after he hurt his knee in a collision with teammate Jarrod Wilson, but he did return to the game. Still, this is something to monitor this week because of the Jaguars' lack of depth at safety. Cody Davis is the backup strong safety but his value is more as a core special teams player. Veteran corner Josh Robinson also can play safety and could get a look here if Harrison's status is in doubt. -- Mike DiRocco

Highlights:

Joe Flacco finds Courtland Sutton for his second TD catch of the game, putting the Broncos up late:

Gardner Minshew finds James O'Shaughnessy to put the Jags up in the third quarter:

Leonard Fournette is having himself a day:

How did Gardner Minshew do this?

Broncos starting to pour it on, as Courtland Sutton scores:

First career touchdown for Noah Fant, and it's a 25-yard beauty:

Gardner Minshew, meet Peyton Manning: