Road trip

Oct. 1, 2018Posted by NawFuL

Week 4 results


Thursday, September 27, 2018
Minnesota @ L.A. Rams Minnesota L.A. Rams Minnesota
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Cincinnati @ Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta
Tampa Bay @ Chicago Chicago Chicago Chicago
Detroit @ Dallas Dallas Detroit Dallas
Buffalo @ Green Bay Green Bay Green Bay Green Bay
Houston @ Indianapolis Indianapolis Indianapolis Indianapolis
N.Y. Jets @ Jacksonville Jacksonville Jacksonville New York Jets
Miami @ New England New England New England New England
Philadelphia @ Tennessee Philadelphia Philadelphia Tennessee
Seattle @ Arizona Seattle Seattle Seattle
Cleveland @ Oakland Cleveland Oakland Oakland
San Francisco @ L.A. Chargers L.A. Chargers L.A. Chargers San Francisco
New Orleans @ N.Y. Giants New Orleans New Orleans New York Giants
Baltimore @ Pittsburgh Baltimore Pittsburgh Baltimore
Monday, October 1, 2018
Kansas City @ Denver Kansas City Kansas City Denver
Byes: Carolina, Washington
© 2018 Gehlke Bros. Football

The NawFuL kicked off its bye weeks to close out September, and the Bros said bye-bye to the Bay Area as they hit the road for a visit to Southern California. It may have been a great time for a vacation getaway, but it was anything but carefree travels for most of the road teams in Week 4.

Glenn and Sean managed four splits between them, and for the third straight week the action began with the Thursday night game — a good one between the Vikings and undefeated Rams. L.A. looked like a playoff contender most of the game, but Minnesota made a late comeback bid that fell short when Kirk Cousins coughed up the football as the team was driving for a potential game-tying score. The Rams — and the Junior Bro — won the 38-31 decision.

The Bros were on the road or in the air Sunday morning when a second road team failed in its quest for victory. Glenn was able to even the score as the Cowboys came from behind with a game-winning field goal on the final play to defeat the visiting Lions, 26-24. In the afternoon session it looked like the Browns might break the curse of the road teams when they took a convincing lead late into the fourth quarter against the winless Raiders. But Cleveland couldn’t make it two wins in a row as Oakland tied the game to send it into overtime, where despite a missed field goal the home team came through on their next possession for a 45-42 win, giving Sean the edge.

It would all come down to the Sunday night game between the Ravens and Steelers, where this time the visitor finally prevailed. Justin Tucker kicked four field goals in the second half as Baltimore defeated arch-rival Pittsburgh by a 26-14 final, giving Glenn the split to keep the Bros tied for the Surfy Trophy lead.

Glenn and Sean shared the week’s best record at 10-5, while Ben turned in a respectable 8-7 mark for third. We all correctly picked Chicago, Green Bay, New England and Seattle. No one foresaw the wins of Cincinnati or Houston.