From Fletcher Cox pulling down Matt Jones by his dreadlocks and kickers missing field goals left and right to Carolina's fumble-turned-touchdown, Chris Burke's Sour Rankings takes a spin through the best of the worst of Week 4.

By Chris Burke
October 05, 2015

The updated Power Rankings arrive on Wednesday. But first, the Sour Rankings take a spin through the worst of the past week in the NFL …

Honorable mention, NCAA category

UCLA's tackling.

Props to Arizona State's Kalen Ballange, as well as his offensive line, for keeping the wheels moving on this one. But come on, UCLA.

10. CBS upgrades the Wembley end zones

This is different ...

For whatever reason (possibly an NFL mandate), CBS felt the need to fill in the end-zone text for Sunday's Dolphins-Jets game at Wembley Stadium. Here's how the end zones actually looked:

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9. Oh, the Browns...

Cleveland—and Josh McCown, in particular—put together a really strong road game Sunday in San Diego. The Browns appeared to have caught a break, too, when the Chargers' Josh Lambo misfired on a potential game-winning field goal with no time left.

Except Tramon Williams jumped offside.

Lambo hit his second chance, from five yards closer in, and the Browns took a tough loss.

8. Fletcher Cox tackles by the hair

Matt Jones knows the risks of sporting long dreadlocks as an NFL player. Defenders are allowed to tackle a player by his hair, which is exactly what Philadelphia's Fletcher Cox did Sunday. Ow.

(GIF via SBNation)

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7. Kickers

OK, fine, not all kickers. Chicago's Robbie Gould won a game by drilling a 50-yarder in the wind; Arizona's Chandler Cantazaro and Kansas City's Cairo Santos combined to go 12-for-12 (though both their teams lost).

But all in all ... yuck.

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Josh Scobee, Caleb Sturgis, Jason Myers and Kyle Brindza all could be looking for jobs as soon as today following ugly weekends. Maybe Zach Hocker, too, after he doinked what should have been a 30-yard game-winner off the upright. Who had it worst? Hard to say. Maybe Brindza, who shanked a pair of field goals and an extra point one week after missing three field goals and another extra point.

A few out-of-work kickers took notice.

6. Nelson Agholor's turn of events

The Eagles' loss Sunday was summed up well by a two-play sequence involving their rookie wide receiver. On the first Agholor made a remarkable one-handed catch on the run. On the next he couldn't handle a pitch on a reverse, resulting in a turnover.

Chip Kelly's call for the trick play probably deserves the spot here, to be honest.

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5. Matthew Stafford's wife is not amused

The Lions are the league's lone winless team headed into (and probably coming out of) their Monday nighter in Seattle. Naturally, that's led to ample criticism of Stafford. His wife, Kelly, apparently has had enough, and took her frustrations to Instagram.

4. Stedman Bailey's celebration

I'm all for a good touchdown celebration, and this one wasn't bad:

Of course, because Bailey—gasp! the horror!—used the ball as a prop, it technically should have resulted in a penalty. (New Orleans' Khiry Robinson was flagged on Sunday night for that very reason.)

Sure, there was a flag every 15 seconds in the Sunday night game and no one can explain what a catch is, but yeah, let's get on using footballs as pillows.

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3. Martellus Bennett really likes Jay Cutler

The Bears picked up their first win on of the year, thanks in no small part to Cutler's return to the lineup. Afterward, Bennett took to his quarterback's defense against any remaining critics. The unexpected result ...

Kind of a wild comparison there, although Bennett does have a decent handle on Jesus's scouting report.

2. London gets the Ndamukong Suh experience

During the Dolphins' loss at Wembley Stadium, we were left to wonder if Suh had kicked off Ryan Fitzpatrick's helmet on purpose—amazingly, the second time such a question has come up regarding Suh this season.

After the game was over, Suh held what for him was a rather typical press conference: abrupt, terse and over in a hurry. Suffice it to say, one of the p.r. folks in the room was not impressed:

1. Carolina's incredible touchdown

Every so often, a play winds up on Sour Rankings because it's a must-see, but doesn't necessarily fit the traditional definition of a highlight-reel effort. To wit:

That's Jonathan Stewart fumbling and his teammate, Ed Dickson, catching it on the run and taking it to the house. As if it wasn't bad enough for the Buccaneers that they committed five turnovers, they had to watch the Panthers turn their own near-turnovers into touchdowns.

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