Monday, November 2, 2015

NFL - Week Eight Review

First and Ten -  The New England Patriots opened Week Eight with a 36-7 thrashing of the visiting Miami Dolphins last Thursday night. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes as the team improved to 7-0 and a big lead in the AFC East division . . .  The Sunday game in London, England was no contest as Kansas City smashed the Detroit Lions, 45-10. Chiefs QB Alex Smith had two TD passes and ran for another score while the Chiefs defense sacked Detroit QB Matthew Stafford six times and also picked off two passes.

TOP RUSHERS FOR WEEK EIGHT - Todd Gurley (St. Louis) 133 yards and one touchdown;  Chris Johnson (Arizona) 109 yards;  Adrian Peterson (Minnesota) 103 yards; C. J. Anderson (Denver) 101 yards and one touchdown;  Charcandrick West (Kansas City) 97 yards and one touchdown.

TOP PASSERS FOR WEEK EIGHT - Drew Brees (New Orleans) 511 yards and seven touchdowns; Tom Brady (New England) 356 yards and four touchdowns;  Eli Manning (New York Giants) 350 yards and six touchdowns;  Carson Palmer (Arizona) 374 yards and four touchdowns;  Matt Ryan (Atlanta) 397 yards and two touchdowns;  Derek Carr (Oakland) 333 yards and four touchdowns.

Heftyinfo NFL Player of the WeekDrew Brees (New Orleans Saints QB)
passed for an NFL record tying SEVEN touchdowns and also had 511 yards in a thrilling 52-49 win over the New York Giants.

Game Highlights - The New Orleans Saints outlasted the visiting New York Giants, 52-49 as kicker Kai Forbath drilled a 50-yard field goal at the buzzer to win the game. Saints QB Drew Brees and Giants QB Eli Manning combined to throw 13 touchdown passes in the game . . .  Minnesota got a last second 36-yard field goal from Blair Walsh to complete a 10-point comeback in the final five minutes to edge the Chicago Bears, 23-20 . . .  The Denver Broncos dominated the Green Bay Packers, 29-10 as their defense limited Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers to just 77 yards in passing and the highly touted Packers offense to a paltry 140 yards in total offense . . .   The St. Louis Rams rode a strong defensive effort (only 189 yards allowed) and rookie running back Todd Gurley (133 yards, including a 71-yard TD run) to a 27-6 win against the San Francisco 49ers . . .  The Oakland Raiders continue to rise in the AFC West as they throttled the visiting New York Jets, 34-20 behind four TD passes from QB Derek Carr . . .  Carson Palmer threw four TD passes as Arizona came back to defeat the host Cleveland Browns, 34-20 . . . The Cincinnati Bengals stayed unbeaten with a 16-10 win at Pittsburgh as QB Andy Dalton found wide receiver A. J. Green for a nine-yard scoring pass late in the game and the defense intercepted Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger three times . . .  Tampa Bay stunned the host Atlanta Falcons, 23-20 in OT as their defense forced four turnovers (three fumbles and an interception) to pace the win . . . Seattle survived in Dallas, 13-12 as kicker Matt Hauschka drilled a 24-yard field goal with a minute to go for the win.
The Monday Night Football game had the Carolina Panthers winning, 29-26 in OT against the visiting Indianapolis Colts. Panthers' kicker Graham Gano made the winning kick from 52 yards out. The win kept Carolina unbeaten at 7-0 along with Cincinnati, Denver and New England.

New England 36, Miami 7
Kansas City 45, Detroit 10
Minnesota 23, Chicago 20
Cincinnati 16, Pittsburgh 10
Arizona 34, Cleveland 20
Baltimore 29, San Diego 26
Tampa Bay 23, Atlanta 20 (OT)
New Orleans 52, NY Giants 49
Oakland 34, NY Jets 20
St. Louis 27, San Francisco 6
Seattle 13, Dallas 12
Houston 20, Tennessee 6
Denver 29, Green Bay 10
Carolina 29, Indianapolis 26 (OT)

                                           FANS PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Raiders Nation had reason to smile this week as Oakland beat the New York Jets.

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