What To Know : Week 4

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Here’s what you need to know about Week 4 in the NFL:

GAME OF THE WEEK: I think Giants at Philly is going to be a great game, but ultimately I’m going with Chicago at Dallas on Monday night. Chicago has had to deal with the fallout from Jay Cutler hashing out some ill-advised emotions with his offensive lineman on national television. Dallas won their game last week…but just barely, in an ugly win against Tampa. Both teams are 2-1 and both seem to have equal amounts of strengths and glaring weaknesses, so it’ll be interesting to see who comes out on top.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Christian Ponder, QB for Minnesota. The Vikings pulled out a surprising win over the 49ers last weekend, and perhaps even more surprising are Christian Ponder’s QB ratings: he’s currently ranked second in completion percentage and has respectable numbers in all other categories as well. He is the main reason the Vikings are 2-1 right now.

STORYLINE TO KNOW: The referees are coming! The referees are coming! The regular refs are back in action, which means that a) everyone will be in a better mood this week and b) games will actually make sense again…and won’t take 4 and 1/2 hours to play. And will be decided based on the quality of play, not the quality of officiating. How refreshing.


pear and granola muffins (let’s call these pregame fuel)

baked parmesan garlic fries

spicy caramel bacon popcorn

homemade snickers

triple dipped s’mores apples