Skip to main content

Top 5 Games for NFL's Week 4 Schedule

A Super Bowl LV rematch in prime time highlights the slate.

A topsy-turvy weekend leaves a lot of uncertainty heading into Week 4 of the NFL season. Only five teams — the 3-0 Eagles and Dolphins, the 0-3 Raiders, the 1-1-1 Colts, and the 0-2-1 Texans — are not 1-2 or 2-1, leaving the standings fairly muddled.

Related: NFL Power Rankings for Week 4

But what that does mean is that most of the schedule is full of competitive games with real stakes. That's no given this early in the season. Not even making this week's top five is an AFC South showdown between the resurgent Titans and Colts, as well as a cross-conference game between the Packers and Patriots.

What's left are several games we could see again come playoff time — perhaps in the Super Bowl. Let's break down the best of Week 4.

(Note: All games listed in ET)

Top 5 Games of Week 4

5. Jaguars vs. Eagles, Sunday at 1 p.m.

CBS, live stream on fuboTV (Start your free trial)

How shocking is it to see the Jaguars in an interesting game? Well, after two straight blowouts, that's going to happen. Changing from Urban Meyer to Doug Pederson might be the biggest coaching update in recent NFL history. Now Pederson will have a massive test against his former team, which looks like it will have a chance at the NFC's No. 1 seed.

4. Dolphins vs. Bengals, Thursday at 8:15 p.m.

Amazon Prime Video, live stream on fuboTV (only available in Cincinnati and Miami markets)

After beating the Bills, the Dolphins established themselves as true AFC contenders. The Bengals will be another good test, even if the offense (and team as a whole) doesn't look like the unit that went to the Super Bowl last season. Plus, we can reignite 2020 NFL Draft debates with Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa facing off.

3. Rams vs. 49ers, Monday at 8:15 p.m.

ESPN, live stream on fuboTV (Start your free trial)

Both teams are off to slightly disappointing starts, but that makes the NFC West race even more interesting. There's also the narrative of Kyle Shanahan owning Sean McVay recently, although the Rams snapped a six-game losing streak with a three-point win in the NFC Championship Game in January.

2. Bills vs. Ravens, Sunday at 1 p.m.

CBS, live stream on fuboTV (Start your free trial)

Two of the most electric offenses in the league will face off in Baltimore, and their contrasting styles only make this even more intriguing. And with both teams at 2-1, this could have massive playoff implications. Who's excited for an MVP debate between Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson?

1. Chiefs vs. Buccaneers, Sunday at 8:15 p.m.

NBC, live stream on fuboTV (Start your free trial)

Kansas City and Tampa Bay have had similar trajectories since meeting in Super Bowl LV. After falling short in the playoffs last season, they both started 2-0 in 2022 before dropping disappointing games last week. But most importantly, as long as Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady are in the picture, these are both title contenders once again.