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NFL Week 4 – What to Look Forward to From This Week’s Matchups

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Mohamed Bughrara

The Miami Dolphins were defeated 27-15 by the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 4 of the NFL. Tua Tagovailoa’s horrific head injury as he was taken off the field and straight to the hospital was the game’s greatest story. Tua, thankfully, regained all of his motions and was able to reconnect with his team. The Bengals move to 2-2, while the Dolphins (3-1) suffer their first loss.

Cleveland Browns (2-1) at Atlanta Falcons (1-2), 1 p.m: 

The Falcons are looking to build on their first-round triumph against the Seahawks. Amari Cooper of the Cleveland Browns is coming off back-to-back 100-yard games for the first time since 2016. No Browns receiver has had four straight 100-yard games since Josh Gordon in 2013. The Browns were one knee away from becoming unbeaten, but they shouldn’t blink against the Falcons because their loss total this year is only 5 points against good opponents like the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams.

Georgia Supreme Court justices appear skeptical of Athens DA’s claim of open records exemption

In an upcoming ruling, Georgia’s Supreme Court will weigh in on a claim brought by Athens-Clarke District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez, arguing that top prosecutors are exempt from the state’s open records laws. The case involves assertions that the trial court overlooked a constitutional provision in denying Gonzalez’s motion to dismiss an open records complaint, mirroring similar immunity arguments made by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in a separate case related to the 2020 presidential election interference.

Georgia public colleges to expand admissions testing requirements for fall 2026

Georgia colleges are reverting to requiring standardized test scores for all new applicants, signaling a shift from pandemic-era policies. Beginning in fall 2026, institutions including Augusta University, The University of Georgia, and Georgia Tech will mandate SAT or ACT scores, a decision unanimously approved by the Georgia Board of Regents.

Water-hogging data centers flagged in latest ‘Dirty Dozen’ environmental watchdog report

In its annual report released on Thursday, the Georgia Water Coalition spotlighted the detrimental effects of record economic growth on the state’s waterways, particularly in the coastal region, where a surge in state-of-the-art data centers poses a significant threat to Georgia’s rivers. The report urges urgent action from public officials and residents to advocate for policies that safeguard natural resources crucial for clean drinking water and outdoor recreation, emphasizing the need for coordinated water planning to address mounting environmental pressures.