Tuesday, November 3, 2009
NFL Football- Week Eight Review
Brett Favre returned to Green Bay and threw four touchdown passes to lead the way as the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Packers, 38-26 to improve to 7-1 and a two-game lead in the NFC North.
The win was a huge success for the future Hall-of-Famer, who in two wins over the Packers, threw seven TD passes and no interceptions.
The New Orleans Saints remained unbeaten after winning 35-27 against Atlanta on the Monday Night Football game. Drew Brees threw three TD passes and the Saints' defense scored their sixth touchdown this season in the victory.
Indianapolis struggled at home, but came away with a hard fought 18-14 win over the San Francisco 49ers to remain undefeated. Colts' quarterback Peyton Manning was held without a touchdown pass in the game.
The Philadelphia Eagles absolutely dismantled the New York Giants, 40-17 to improve to 5-2 and a first-place tie with the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East.
Eagles' QB Donovan McNabb threw for three touchdowns and rookie LeSean McCoy had a 66-yard scoring run for Philadelphia, who faces the Cowboys in a mid-season showdown on Sunday Night football in Philly.
Speaking of the Cowboys, they won their third straight game with a 38-17 rout of the visiting Seattle Seahawks. Tony Romo had three TD passes to pace the win for Dallas.
The Baltimore Ravens took apart previously unbeaten Denver, 30-7 as the Ravens defense limited the Broncos to just 200 total yards of offense in the game. Baltimore QB Joe Flacco hit veteran wideout Derrick Mason with a 20-yard scoring pass to go along with 125 yards rushing by Baltimore.
Miami (3-4) climbed back into the race in the AFC East with a 30-25 road win against the New York Jets (4-4) as Ted Ginn, Jr. led the way with two kickoff returns for touchdowns. The Dolphins had just 104 yards of offense for the game but won anyway as the two kick returns and Jason Taylor's 48-yard fumble return for a score did the trick.
Tennessee and St. Louis both won their first game of the season.
The Titans beat Jacksonville 30-13 behind two long TD runs by Chris Johnson (228 yards rushing in the game) and a TD pass from quarterback Vince Young, who was making his first start at quarterback in over a year.
The Rams beat the host Detroit Lions, 17-10 as running back Steve Jackson ran for 149 yards and scored the winning TD on a 25-yard run with under two minutes to go in the game.
The Chicago Bears blasted the Cleveland Browns, 30-6 in Chicago to improve to 4-3 and a second-place tie with Green Bay in the NFC North.
Houston beat the Buffalo Bills, 31-10 as running back Ryan Moats scored three times and had 126 yards for the game. The win gave the Texans a 5-3 record for the first time in the teams' eight-year history at the mid-season mark.
Carolina got a measure of revenge from last year's stinging playoff loss at Arizona by pasting the Cardinals, 34-21 behind a pair of touchdown runs from Jonathon Stewart and a defensive score by Julius Peppers on a 13-yard interception return.
Arizona QB Kurt Warner threw five interceptions in the game as the Cards (4-3) turned the ball over six times in the loss.
The San Diego Chargers improved to 4-3 with a 24-16 win over the Oakland Raiders as running back LaDainian Tomlinson scored two touchdowns to pace the offense. It was the Chargers' 13th consecutive win against the Raiders.