Top 5 quarterback performances of Week 4: Patrick Mahomes throws 5 TDs vs. Eagles

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Week 4 was the week of top quarterback performances on the road. Four out of the five signal-callers who cracked the top five led their respective teams to huge victories.


Quarterbacks who led the charge for their teams, who didn’t make the top five list, include New York Jets rookie Zach Wilson, and Arizona Cardinals MVP frontrunner Kyler Murray.

Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke (4) works against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
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Taylor Heinicke led the charge for Washington.

He completed 23 of 33 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-30 come-from-behind victory over the Falcons in Atlanta. Heinicke threw two TDs in the final 3:52 to give Washington (2-2) the victory.

Next up, Washington will host the Saints.

4. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Denver.
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Lamar Jackson is making a case for another MVP through four weeks.

Jackson completed 22 of 37 passes for 316 yards and one touchdown and added 28 yards on the ground in a 23-7 win over the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High.

The Ravens, who are currently on a three-game winning streak, will host the Colts on Monday Night Football in Week 5.

3. Daniel Jones, New York Giants

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) scrambles in the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021.
(AP Photo/Derick Hingle)

Daniel Jones had a career game for the Giants in their first win of the season.

The Duke product threw for a career-high 402 yards with two touchdowns in a 27-21 overtime win over the Saints in New Orleans on Sunday afternoon.

Next up, the Giants will travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys in an NFC East showdown.

2. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) and wide receiver Amari Cooper (19) celebrate Cooper’s touchdown catch in the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021.
(AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Dak Prescott and the Cowboys rolled over the NFL’s No. 1 defense.

Prescott completed 14 of 22 passes for 188 yards and four scores in a 36-28 win over the Panthers on Sunday. It was the third win in a row for the Cowboys after suffering a season-opening loss to the Buccaneers.

The Cowboys will face the Giants next week.

1. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Philadelphia. 
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Chiefs were on a two-game skid, but Patrick Mahomes got them back on track.

Mahomes completed 24 of 30 passes for 278 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-30 dominating win over the Eagles. Mahomes threw TD passes underhanded, overhanded, and shoveled one on Kansas City’s three possessions in the first half.

Mahomes and the Chiefs will square off against the Bills on Sunday Night Football.

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