LockedIN On The NFL Week 4 Preview

Thursday Night Football Moves to FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video for Eagles vs.  Packers

Week 4 of the NFL’s 100th season kicks off on Thursday, September 26 (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime), as the Philadelphia Eagles travel to Lambeau Field to visit the Green Bay Packers.

The 2019 Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light Platinum season continues Thursday, September 26 when quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the undefeated Green Bay Packers host quarterback Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field at 8:20 PM ET on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video.

Play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and analyst Troy Aikman, along with reporters Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink call the action from Green Bay. Additionally, FOX’s NFL Rules expert Mike Pereira joins to give explanations on officiating and rules throughout the game.

At 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network, NFL GameDay Kickoff previews the Eagles-Packers matchup from Green Bay, with host Colleen Wolfe and analysts Joe ThomasSteve Smith Sr.Michael Irvin and Steve Mariucci live from outside Lambeau Field.

The Eagles and Packers meet for the 41st time in the regular season, with Green Bay holding the all-time series advantage, 26-14. In their last meeting, the Packers defeated the Eagles, 27-13, in Week 12 of the 2016 season on Monday Night Football, as quarterback AARON RODGERS passed for 313 yards and two touchdowns, both to wide receiver DAVANTE ADAMS.

In Week 3, the Packers advanced to 3-0 for the first time since 2015 with a 27-16 win against Denver. Rodgers recorded the 342nd touchdown pass of his NFL career, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer FRAN TARKENTON (342) for the ninth-most touchdown passes in league annals. Among teams that have completed three games in 2019, the Packers defense ranks tied for first in forced fumbles (five), second in fewest points allowed (35) and tied for third in sacks (12). Linebacker PRESTON SMITH tied his career high with three sacks while linebacker ZA’DARIUS SMITH totaled two sacks, his fourth career game with at least two sacks, in Week 3. Preston Smith (4.5 sacks) and Za’Darius Smith (three sacks) are the only pair of teammates with at least three sacks through the first three weeks of the 2019 season.

Last week, Philadelphia quarterback CARSON WENTZ passed for 259 yards and two touchdowns, both to wide receiver NELSON AGHOLOR in the team’s Week 3 loss against Detroit. Agholor has six touchdown receptions in his past five regular-season games. Eagles running back JORDAN HOWARD rushed for a touchdown last week and has four rushing touchdowns in his past three games against the NFC North. Philadelphia tight end ZACH ERTZ has 454 receptions during his seven-year career with the Eagles and surpassed PETE RETZLAFF (452 catches) for the second-most receptions in Philadelphia franchise history.

100 IN 100: Through the first three weeks of the NFL’s 100th season, 11 quarterbacks have a passer rating of 100 or higher (minimum 20 attempts), the most through three weeks in NFL history. That list of quarterbacks includes two rookies, DANIEL JONES (New York Giants) and GARDNER MINSHEW (Jacksonville), along with two second-year quarterbacks, KYLE ALLEN (Carolina) and LAMAR JACKSON (Baltimore). In total, six quarterbacks under the age of 25 and eight under the age of 30 have a passer rating of 100 or higher (minimum 20 attempts) through the first three weeks.

Six other quarterbacks, including Tennessee’s MARCUS MARIOTA (99.3) and the Los Angeles Chargers’ PHILIP RIVERS (98.5), have a passer rating of 95 or higher this season and look to join this group after Week 3. Through a season’s first four weeks, only 2015 and 2007 have featured at least 11 quarterbacks with a passer rating of 100 or higher (minimum 20 attempts). ​

Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES passed for 374 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Chiefs’ 33-28 win over Baltimore last week. Mahomes – who passed for 378 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 1 and 443 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 2 –   is the first player to record at least 350 passing yards, three touchdown passes and no interceptions in three consecutive games in NFL history.

Dating back to Week 6 of the 2018 season, the reigning league MVP has thrown at least two touchdown passes in 14 consecutive games. With at least two touchdown passes on Sunday at Detroit (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Mahomes can tie PEYTON MANNING (15 consecutive games) for the most consecutive games with at least two touchdown passes in NFL history.​

Buffalo running back FRANK GORE has rushed for 14,912 yards over his 15-year NFL career. With 88 rushing yards on Sunday against New England (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Gore would become the fourth player in league history to reach 15,000 career rushing yards. The other three players are all enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Tampa Bay linebacker SHAQUIL BARRETT enters Week 4 with a league-leading eight sacks. Barrett registered three sacks in Week 2, followed by a career-high four-sack performance last week, tying a Tampa Bay single-game franchise record.

With at least 1.5 sacks on Sunday at the Los Angeles Rams (4:05 PM ET, FOX), Barrett would surpass MARK GASTINEAU (nine sacks, 1984), KABEER GBAJA-BIAMILA (nine, 2001) and Pro Football Hall of Famer KEVIN GREENE (nine, 1998) for the most sacks by a player through his team’s first four games of a season since 1982 when the individual sack became an official statistic.​

But the BIGGEST QUESTION of the WEEK is simple.

Where will Jacksonville Jaguars Jalen Ramsey be on Sunday?

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