MIAMI, FL, Sporting Alert – There are three remaining undefeated teams left in the NFL, following the latest set of fixtures, which included this past Monday night battle.
Still carrying perfect records heading into the latest list of fixtures are the Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings.
Broncos (4-0) have started the season with four successive wins, as newly founded quarterback Trevor Siemian has been driving the defending Super Bowl champions forward.
Siemian left Sunday’s 27-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with two minutes remaining in the first half with a left shoulder injury.
Siemian is currently listed as day-to-day and could be held out of practice this week, but is likely to be available during Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons.
If Siemian is unable to play this weekend, Paxton Lynch, who replaced him and made his NFL debut last Sunday against the Buccaneers, will make his first start.
Also winning four straight games to begin the new season are the Vikings (4-0), who have beaten Tennessee Titans, Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers and most recently the New York Giants.
After getting the better of Cam Newton and the Panthers in Week 3, Sam Bradford led Minnesota past Eli Manning and the Giants in Monday Night Football.
The Vikings, who never trailed in the contest, recorded a 24-10 win and make their first 4-0 start since 2009.
“I think they like to compete,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. “I think they like to go out there and prove to everybody that they can be talked about with other good teams in this league.”
The Vikings will look to improve to 5-0 when they host the Houston Texans (3-1) on Sunday.
Philadelphia Eagles (3-0) are the other club still without a defeat thus far this season.
The Eagles continued their impressive start to the new season with a 34-3 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers – rookie quarterback Carson Wentz going 23-of-31 for 301 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions, in what was his best performance of the season so far.
The Eagles are 3-0 and are well-positioned to make the playoffs, many NFL pundits believe.