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Here's a quick rundown of some memorable games from years past between the teams facing each other during Week 4.

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Sunday, September 28

Arizona at St. Louis (Rams lead series 45-32-2)
November 14, 1976/Week 10
Jim Bakken’s 25-yard field goal with four seconds left clinched the game for the Cardinals after Jim Hart out-dueled Pat Haden, 324 to 172 yards, to bring St. Louis back from a 21-6 deficit. The Rams Cullen Bryant scored on the longest kickoff return of the 1976 season - 90 yards - but that could not contain the Cardinals and Terry Metcalf, who scored two touchdowns in the second half. Final Score: St. Louis 30, LOS ANGELES 28


 Brian Sipe

Cincinnati at Cleveland (Browns lead series, 31-28)
October 21, 1979/Week 8
Cleveland quarterback Brian Sipe threw four touchdowns to lead his team to a comeback win. Sipe threw the scoring strikes to Reggie Rucker, Ricky Feacher, Mike Pruitt and Ozzie Newsome to overcome a 20-7 deficit. Two TD passes by Cincinnati QB Ken Anderson and two runs by RB Pete Johnson was not enough to keep the Browns at bay. Final Score: CLEVELAND 28, Cincinnati 27

Jacksonville at  Houston (Series tied 1-1)
October 27, 2002/Week 8
The expansion Texans earned their first road win in franchise history. Kicker Kris Brown connected on the game-winning 45-yard field goal with 2:11 left to give Houston the win. The kick was set-up when Jabar Gaffney fielded a punt and threw a lateral across the field to Aaron Glenn who streaked down the field for a 47-yard gain. Final Score: Houston 21, JACKSONVILLE 19


 Curt Knight

New England at Washington (Redskins lead series 5-1)
October 1, 1972/Week 3
First meeting between these two clubs. Patriots won their second straight game against an NFC opponent as the Redskins committed a cardinal sin in football by taking points off the board. Washington had tied the game with less than two minutes but decided to accept a penalty when the Pats ran into the Redskins kicker Curt Knight. Washington's next three plays netted one yard but this time Knight missed the field goal. Final Score: NEW ENGLAND 24, Washington 23

Philadelphia at Buffalo (Bills lead series 5-4)
October 7, 1973/Week 4
Running back O.J. Simpson rushed for 171 yards and Wallace Francis returned a kickoff 101 yards to lead the Bills to victory. The Eagles kicker, Tom Dempsey, who connected on four field goals including a 51-yarder in the first quarter, missed a 26-yarder with three seconds to play that would have given Philadelphia the win. Final Score: BUFFALO 27, Philadelphia 26

San Francisco at Minnesota (Series tied 17-17-1. 49ers lead post-season series 4-1)
October 25, 1964/Week 7
In one of the most memorable plays in National Football League history, Vikings' defensive end Jim Marshall scooped up a Billy Kilmer fumble and raced 66 yards to the end zone - the wrong end zone! The play resulted in a safety for San Francisco but Minnesota was able to rebound as the Vikings intercepted five 49er passes. Final Score: Minnesota 27, SAN FRANCISCO 22

Tennessee at Pittsburgh (Steelers lead series 37-27. Steelers also lead post-season series 3-1)
September 18, 1983/Week 3
Gary Anderson kicked four field goals, Walter Abercrombie scored two touchdowns and Franco Harris gained 115 yards as the Steelers downed their division rival. Pittsburgh's defense recorded four interceptions, one fumble recovery, and six sacks. Houston's first TD came on Carl Roaches exciting 97-yard kickoff return. Final Score: Pittsburgh 40, HOUSTON 28


 Tony Gonzalez

Kansas City at Baltimore (Chiefs lead series 1-0)
October 21, 1999/Week 7
On a nationally televised Thursday night game, the Chiefs recorded two interception returns for TDs. James Hasty ran one back 56 yards while Reggie Tongue had a 38-yard interception return for a TD. Tight end Tony Gonzalez had two TD receptions from Elvis Grbac to pace the Kansas City offensive attack. Final Score: Kansas City 35, BALTIMORE 8

San Diego at Oakland (Raiders lead series 53-31-2. Raiders also lead post-season series 1-0)
November 27, 1960/Week 11
Chargers QB Jack Kemp completed 13 of 24 passes for 307 yards and two TDs to lead the Chargers to a big win over the Raiders. San Diego running back Paul Lowe gained 149 yards rushing on 26 carries. Final Score: LOS ANGELES 52, Oakland 28

Atlanta at Carolina (Falcons lead series 11-5)
September 3, 1995/Week 1
The Panthers nearly earned a win in the franchise's first-ever game. Carolina had scored on their first three possessions to build a 13-3 lead in the first quarter. Atlanta was paced by Jeff George who threw for 290 yards and 2 TDs. Morten Andersen kicked the winning 35-yard field goal 6:17 into overtime. Final Score: ATLANTA 23, Carolina 20 (OT)

Dallas at NY Jets (Cowboys lead series 5-2)
December 21, 1975/Week 14
In the regular season finale, John Riggins became the first Jets runner ever to rush for 1,000 yards. He helped New York jump to an early 14-0 lead. But, the Cowboys stormed back led by QB Clint Longley and RB Robert Newhouse who rushed for 108 yards as Dallas clinched a playoff spot. Final Score: Dallas 31, NEW YORK 21


 Greg Landry

Detroit at Denver (Broncos lead series 5-3)
November 7, 1971/Week 8

QB Greg Landry helped the Lions overcome a 10-0 halftime deficit. He guided his team to two touchdowns within the first five minutes of the second half. Tight end Charley Sanders had 4 receptions and scored on a 5-yard pass for the winning TD. Bobby Anderson rushed for both of Denver TDs and Floyd Little gained 91 yards on the ground for the Broncos. Final Score: Detroit 24, DENVER 21

Indianapolis at New Orleans (Saints lead series 5-3)
September 27, 1998/Week 4
Cameron Cleeland scored on a 33-yard reception in overtime to help the Saints to their first 3-0 start in five years. New Orleans had tied the game in the final minute of regulation on an 18-yard TD catch by Andre Hastings. The Saints' Lamar Smith rushed 24 times for a career high 157 yards while the Colts' Marshall Faulk had 6 catches for 128 yards and 1 TD. Final Score: New Orleans 19, INDIANAPOLIS 13 (OT)

Monday, September 29

Green Bay at Chicago
November 27, 1921

Pete Stinchcomb put the Chicago Staleys (who became the Bears in '22) on the board with a 45-yard scamper to the end zone. The Bears other TDs came on a Pard Peace QB sneak and a 10-yard TD grab by George HalasCurley Lambeau missed two field goals for Green Bay (one was short and the other blocked). Final Score: CHICAGO 20, Green Bay 0

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