NFL Watch // Patriots Perfect After Road Win in Atlanta

words // Brandon Richard

Despite a tumultuous offseason and a laundry list of injuries, the combination of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady is still finding a way to rack up the wins. It hasn’t been a pretty start to the 2013 for the New England Patriots, but a 4-0 start is an indication that things are business as usual in Foxborough.

Perhaps facing their toughest challenge of the young season, the beaten up Patriots traveled to Atlanta to take on the Falcons on Sunday night. The battle was more defensive than offensive through three quarters, the Patriots holding a slim 13-10 edge heading into the fourth. The both offenses seemed to wake up.

Big LeGarrette Blount found paydirt on the third play of the quarter, running 47 yards to put the Patriots up 20-10. The Falcons answered with a field goal before the Patriots would score another 10 points, including an 18-yard touchdown pass from Brady to Kenbrell Thompkins. Down 30-13, the Falcons rallied late with a Tony Gonzalez touchdown and another field goal, but ultimately fell short in their bid for a comeback. Expected to be a contender in the NFC, the Falcons are now just 1-3, while the Pats will attempt to stay perfect on the road in Cincinnati on Sunday.

Also on the Week 4 schedule, the 49ers got back on track with a Thursday night blowout of the St. Louis Rams; rookie EJ Manuel led the Buffalo Bills to an upset win over the Baltimore Ravens; the Cleveland Browns won their second-straight game after trading Trent Richardson against the rival Bengals; Reggie Bush guided the Detroit Lions to a shootout victory over the Chicago Bears; Richard Sherman’s pick-six of Matt Schaub sparked a late-game Seahawks comeback against the Texans; the Indianapolis Colts destroyed the winless Jacksonville Jaguars 37-3; surprising Kansas City stayed perfect after beating the equally surprising 0-4 New York Giants 31-7; Minnesota handed the Pittsburgh Steelers their first 0-4 start since 1968 in London; Denver continued to roll after posting up 52 points on the Philadelphia Eagles; RG3 and the Washington Redskins got their first win of the season against the Oakland Raiders; and the New Orleans Saints blasted the Miami Dolphins 38-17 in a Monday Night matchup of undefeated teams.

Check out some of the football cleats that hit the field during Week 4 in today’s NFL Watch.

NFL Watch // Patriots Perfect After Road Win in Atlanta

LeGarrette Blount wearing Nike Air LT 2.1 TD

LeGarrette Blount – Nike Air LT 2.1 TD

Tom Brady wearing Custom Under Armour Cleats

Tom Brady – Custom Under Armour Cleats

Frank Gore wearing adidas adizero 5-Star

Frank Gore – adidas adizero 5-Star

EJ Manuel wearing Nike Super Speed 3/4

EJ Manuel – Nike Super Speed 3/4

Jordan Cameron wearing Nike Alpha Talon Elite

Jordan Cameron – Nike Alpha Talon Elite

Reggie Bush wearing Nike CJ81 Elite TD

Reggie Bush – Nike CJ81 Elite TD

Richard Sherman wearing Nike Vapor Carbon Fly 2

Richard Sherman  – Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly 2 TD

Reggie Wayne wearing Reebok Zig Blaze

Reggie Wayne – Reebok Zig Blaze

Sean McGrath wearing Nike Zoom Code Elite

Sean McGrath – Nike Zoom Code Elite 3/4

Greg Jennings wearing Nike Super Speed

Greg Jennings – Nike Super Speed 3/4

Larry Fitzgerald wearing Nike Alpha Pro TD

Larry Fitzgerald – Nike Alpha Pro 3/4 TD

Kendall Wright wearing adidas adizero 5-Star Mid

Kendall Wright – adidas adizero 5-Star Mid

Trindon Holliday wearing Under Armour Blur MC

Trindon Holliday – Under Armour Blur MC

Pierre Garcon waring Nike Alpha Pro Low TD

Pierre Garcon – Nike Alpha Pro Low TD

Antonio Gates wearing Reebok Zig Blaze

Antonio Gates – Reebok Zig Blaze

Darren Sproles wearing Nike Alpha Pro 3/4 TD

Darren Sproles – Nike Alpha Pro 3/4 TD

images via Yahoo / Getty Images; Sherman image via