NFL Week 8 Recaps 2016 NFL Week 8 Game Recaps: Jacksonville Jaguars 2-5-0 22 VS Tennessee Titans 4-4-0 36 Final, Washington Redskins 4-3-1 27 VS Cincinnati Bengals 3-4-1 27 Final OT, Kansas City Chiefs 5-2-0 30 VS Indianapolis Colts 3-5-0 14 Final, Oakland Raiders 6-2-0 30 VS Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-4-0 24 Final OT, Seattle Seahawks 4-2-1 20 VS New Orleans Saints 3-4-0 25 Final, Detroit Lions 4-4-0 13 VS Houston Texans 5-3-0 20 Final, New York Jets 3-5-0 31 VS Cleveland Browns 0-8-0 28 Final, New England Patriots 7-1-0 41 VS Buffalo Bills 4-3=4-0 25 Final, Arizona Cardinals 3-4-1 20 VS Carolina Panthers 2-5-0 30 Final, San Diego Chargers 3-5-0 19 VS Denver Broncos 6-2-0 27 Final, Green Bay Packers 4-3-0 32 VS Atlanta Falcons 5-3-0 33 Final, Philadelphia Eagles 4-3-0 23 VS Dallas Cowboys 6-1-0 29 Final, Minnesota Vikings 5-2-0 10 VS Chicago Bears 2-6-0 20 Final

2016 NFL Week 8 Game Recaps



Carolina faes Arizona for the first time since the 2016 NFC Championship.





Chris Ransom Last Updated: October 30, 2016.




Jacksonville Jaguars 2-5-0
Versus
Tennessee Titans 4-4-0


Game Recap: TENNESSEE-Perrish Cox was out for Tennessee. Jacksonville had a chance to pick apart the Titans.


Marcus Mariota was able to get a field goal thanks to Telvin Smith being bad in coverage and Posluszney missing tackles. Titans led 3-0 after one quarter.


Tashaun Gipson got exposed by Kendall Wright who caught a 36-yard touchdown pass out of the slot. That gave the Titans a 10-0 lead.


Derrick Henry got a rushing touchdown. The Titans took a 17-0 lead. So far the Jaguars have been sloppy on both ends while the Titans have been nearly flawless.


Mariota began the game 8/10 with 115 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions. Blake Bortles was 0/3 on third down conversions and had 18 passing yards midway through the second quarter.


DeMarco Murray ran it in for another touchdown. The Jaguars had 50 yards of penalties and only 29 yards of total offense in the first half and that's the biggest reason the Titans lead 24-0. Titans had 260 total yards to 29 following that score.


The Titans took a 27-0 lead at halftime. The Jaguars led 20-3 in first downs after one half.


Tennessee won 36-22. Both quarterbacks dominated tonight statistically even though Bortles was rocky in the first half. Blake Bortles went 33/54 with 334 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Marcus Mariota went 18/22 with 270 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions.


Left tackle Taylor Lewan and right tackle Jack Conklin did an aweosme job pass blocking, run blocking, and zone blocking. Marcus Mariota set up a cut block that allowed DeMarco Murray to get his rushing touchdown in the second quarter. Murray finished with 21 carries, 123 rushng yards, and 1 rushing touchdown. Jacksonville falls to 2-5 while Tennessee is at 4-4.





Washington Redskins 4-3-1
Versus
Cincinnati Bengals 3-4-1


Game Recap: LONDON-Jordan Reed returned from his two game injury. Both teams needed this win in London.


Washington had a 15 play, 80 yard drive, that took up 7 minutes and 22 seconds. Washington took a 7-0 lead. Cincinnati tied the game at 7 after their opening drive.


It was 7-7 after one quarter. Dre Kirkpatrick made a critical stop on 4th and 1 when the Redskins went for it in the second quarter. Marvin Lewis called a timeout after he saw 12 guys on the field before the stop on fourth down.


Washington kicked a field goal. Washington took a 10-7 lead. Mike Nugent missed a 51-yard field goal that would have tied the game at 10.


George Iloka had a huge interception for the Cincinnati Bengals. Washington could not build on their 10-7 lead.


Washington led 10-7 at halftime. Andy Dalton threw a touchdown pass to Tyler Eifert. Cincinnati took a 13-10 lead with Mike Nugent missing the extra point. Andy Dalton ran it in for a rushing touchdown in the third quarter. That gave Cincinnati a 20-10 lead.


Washington drove 91-yards downfield. Kirk Cousins threw a touchdown pass to Jordan Reed. That made it a 20-17 game.


Cincinnati led 20-17 after three quarters. Kirk Cousins threw a touchdown pass to Jamison Crowder. Washington retook the lead 24-20 in the fourth quarter. Jeremy Hill ran it in for a touchdown to make it a 27-24 game. Washington kicked a field goal to tie it at 27.


This game went to overtime. Washington got the ball to start overtime. Washington could not score on their first possession so Cincinnati got the ball.


Cincinnati failed to score. Washington made a field goal, but it did not count with Marvin Lewis calling a timeout. Hopkins retried the field goal and the field goal was no good. The game was still tied at 27 with two minutes left in overtime.


Washington recovered a fumble with less than a minute left in overtime. Washington had a chance to score. It was 2nd and 20 with 46 seconds left.


Neither team scored. This game ended in a 27-27 tie. Washington is 4-3-1 while Cincinnati is 3-4-1.


A.J. Green had 9 receptions and 121 receiving yards for the Cincinnati Bengals at wide receiver. Tyler Eifert hadd 9 receptions, 102 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown. Green and Eifert impressed despite the game being tied 27-27.





Kansas City Chiefs 5-2-0
Versus
Indianapolis Colts 3-5-0


Game Recap: INDIANAPOLIS-Jack Mewhort was out for the Colts at left guard. Indianapolis moved Joe Haeg over from right tackle to left guard with the injuries on the Colts offensive line.


T.Y. Hilton left this game in the first quarter for the Colts and that hurts the Colts with tight end Dwayne Allen injured. Mike Adams also left the game injured. Luckily for Luck, Donte Moncrief returned. For the Chiefs, Alex Smith left the game injured with a concussion.


Kansas City led 3-0 after one quarter. Nick Foles threw a touchdown pass to Travis Kelce in the second quarter to give the Chiefs a 10-0 lead.


Andrew Luck threw a touchdown pass to Frank Gore. That made it a 10-7 game in the second quarter.


Alex Smith returned to the game to throw a touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin in the second quarter. Then Nick Foles came back in the third quarter to throw a touchdown pass. Spencer Ware also left the game injured with a concussion. Kansas City led that game 24-7.


Andrew Luck threw a passing touchdown to Donte Moncrief. That made it 24-14. The Chiefs led by 10 points after 3 quarters in field goal range. A sack that Nick Foles took put the Chiefs out of field goal range. Philip Dorsett muffed a punt, but recovered the football.


Joe Reitz got injured on the next play. With the Colts right tackle being injured in addition to Jack Mewhort, that forced Joe Haeg to move back to right tackle.


Kansas City got the ball back. The Chiefs took a 27-14 after making a field goal in the fourth quarter. Santos kicked another field goal to give the Chiefs a 30-14 lead.


Kansas City won this game 30-14. Tight end Travis Kelce had 7 receptions, 101 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown in double coverage against both of the Colts safeties. Kelce did a phenomenal job for the Chiefs in this game.





Oakland Raiders 6-2-0
Versus
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-4-0


Game Recap: TAMPA BAY-Doug Martin was inactive against the Oakland Raiders. With Doug Martin injured, Vincent Jackson on injured reserve, and Austin Seferian-Jenkins now on the New York Jets, all Oakland had to do was double team Mike Evans.


Roberto Aguayo kicked a field goal. That was the only score in the first quarter.


Jameis Winston threw a passing touchdown to take a 10-0 lead over Oakland. Sebastian Janikowski got the only score for the Oakland Raiders in the first half with Tampa Bay leading 10-3 at halftime.


Derek Carr threw two passing touchdowns in the third quarter to lead 17-10 after three quarters.


Jameis Winston threw another passing touchdown. Roberto Aguayo missed the extra point so Oakland remained ahead 17-16.


Jaquizz Rodgers ran it in for a touchdown. Tampa Bay went for a two point conversion. The Buccaneers led 24-17.


Mychal Rivera caught his first receiving touchdown for the Raiders. That could not come at a more critical time. That touchdown tied the game at 24.


Sebastian Janikowski missed two game winning field goals in the fourth quarter. Seth Roberts got by both Tampa Bay safeties on fourth down to help the Oakland Raiders win.


Quarterback Derek Carr stepped up for Oakland today. Carr went 40/59 with 513 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Amari Cooper had 12 receptions, 179 receiving yards, and 1 recieving touchdown. Carr was the biggest reason Oakland improved to 6-2 and 5-0 on the road.





Seattle Seahawks 4-2-1
Versus
New Orleans Saints 3-4-0


Game Recap: NEW ORLEANS-Delvin Breaux and P.J. Williams are both out at cornerback for the Saints. Terron Armstead returned at left tackle giving Drew Brees his stud blindside back at left tackle.


Earl Thomas recovered a 34-yard fumble for a touchdown. That score gave Seattle a 7-0 lead after one quarter.


The Saints kicked a field goal. That made it 7-3. Christine Michael ran it in to give Seattle a 14-3 lead. New Orleans kicked another field goal. Seattle led 14-6.


Drew Brees ran it in for a 1-yard rushing touchdown at the goal line. The Seattle Seahawks led 14-13 at halftime.


Both teams got field goals in the third quarter. Seattle led 17-16 after three quarters.


Drew Brees threw a passing touchdown to Brandin Cooks in the fourth quarter. New Orleans did not get the two point conversion, but led 22-17.


Steven Hauschka kicked a field goal. That made it a 22-20 game in the fourth quarter.


New Orleans kicked a field goal to lead 25-20. Jermaine Kearse caught an out of bounds touchdown as time ran out. Saints win 25-20.


New Orleans improves to 3-4 following the win. Drew Brees was the player of this game. Drew Brees went 27/35 with 265 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions. Brees did a superb job avoiding turnovers in this game.





Detroit Lions 4-4-0
Versus
Houston Texans 5-3-0


Game Recap: HOUSTON-Eric Ebron returned at tight end for Detroit. Houston still had some injury problems at cornerback allowing Detroit's offense to possibly have a huge day.


Neither team scored in the first quarter. Houston took a 14-0 lead thanks to a Lamar Miller rushing touchdown Brock Osweiler passing touchdown. Detroit got a field goal. Houston led 14-3 at halftime.


Houston got a field goal in the third quarter. The Texans led 17-3 after three quarters.


Matthew Stafford threw a passing touchdown to Theo Riddick in the fourth quarter. That made it 17-10. Both teams kicked field goals to make it a 20-10 game.


Nobody on Houston really dominated in this game. Left guard Xavier Su-a Filo did a great job opening up the lane for Lamar Miller, but gave up a sack to A'Shawn Robinson. Detroit falls to 4-4 while Houston improves to 5-3.





New York Jets 3-5-0
Versus
Cleveland Browns 0-8-0


Game Recap: CLEVELAND-Nick Mangold was out for the New York Jets at center. Cleveland's pass rush with nose tackle Danny Shelton facing a backup center and Emmanuel Ogbah facing Ben Ijalana had a huge advantage. Josh McCown started his first game since week 2 of the NFL season against the Baltimore Ravens.


Cleveland had 10 unanswered points in the first quarter. The Browns led 10-0 after one quarter.


Both teams had rushing touchdowns in the second quarte.r Cleveland led 20-7 at halftime.


Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a passing touchdown in the third quarter. That made it 20-14.


Matt Forte had back-to-back rushing touchdowns. Forte gave the Jets a 21-20 lead in the third quarter. Forte ran it in for another rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter which put the Jets ahead 28-20.


The Jets kicked a field goal to lead 31-20. Josh McCown threw another passing touchdown. Cleveland went for a two point conversion. The Jets won 31-28.


Brian Winters was my player of the game. The New York Jets left guard did not allow a sack. Winters also opened up 171 rushing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns at left guard for the New York Jets.





New England Patriots 7-1-0
Versus
Buffalo Bills 4-4-0


Game Recap: BUFFALO-LeSean McCoy was inactive for Buffalo against the New England Patriots. New England was looking for revenge after suffering a week 4 defeat to the Buffalo Bills without Tom Brady.


The Buffalo Bills got a field goal to make it 3-0. Tom Brady fired a 9-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amenndola to give the Patriots a 7-3 lead in the first quarter. New England would not look back after that point.


Tom Brady went back to work on New England's next possession. Brady fired a 53-yard touchdown pass to Chris Hoga. That gve the Patriots a 14-3 lead after one quarter. Tom Brady picked apart Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore on both passing touchdowns in the first quarter.


Buffalo ran it in for a rushing touchdown. That made it a 14-10 game.


Tom Brady threw another passing touchdown. This one was a 53-yard touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski. New England led 21-10 after Gronkowski scored in Buffalo.


Dan Carpenter hit the upright with 32 seconds left in the first half. Stephen Gostkowski quickly got a field goal to give the Patriots a 14 point lead with New England up 24-10 at halftime.


Danny Amendola had an excellent kickoff return. Tom Brady threw a touchdown pas to Julian Edelman to give the Patriots a 31-10 lead.


Buffalo's punter muffed the snap on fourth down and still ran for a first down. Buffalo had another fourth down conversion on fourth and three when Tyrod Taylor ran a 28-yard rushing touchdown to make it 31-17. LeGarrette Blount ran it in to give New England a 38-17 lead after three quarters.


New England took a 41-17 lead after Stephen Gostkowski kicked a field goal. New England won 41-25 even though Buffalo had a touchdown and two point conversion late in the game.


Quarterback Tom Brady went 22/33 with 315 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Tight end Rob Gronkowski had 5 receptions, 109 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown. Center David Andrews was the only offensive linemen that did not give up a sack against the Bills.





Arizona Cardinals 3-4-1
Versus
Carolina Panthers 2-5-0


Game Recap: CAROLINA-Carolina was fresh off a bye week. Arizona tied Seattle 6-6 last week.


Thomas Davis had a fumble recovery for a touchdown. After that, Jonathan Stewart had two rushing touchdowns. One rushing touchdown in the first quarter and one rushing touchdown in the second quarter.


Carolina led 21-0 in the second quarter. Jonathan Stewart had 25 carries, 95 rushing yards, and 2 rushing touchdowns in Carolina's 30-20 win over Arizona. You could argue Arizona outplayed Carolina on offense, but turnovers by the Cardinals were the biggest reason the Panthers won over Arizona fresh off a bye week.





San Diego Chargers 3-5-0
Versus
Denver Broncos 6-2-0


Game Recap: DENVER-C.J. Anderson was placed on injured reserve. Devontae Booker got his first start of the season at running back.


Brandon McManus kicked a field goal to give Denver a 3-0 lead. Philip Rivers threw a passing touchdown to Antonio Gates. San Diego led 7-3 after one quarter.


Bradley Roby returned a pick 6 in the second quarter. That gave Denver a 10-7 lead at halftime.


Devontae Booker ran it in for a rushing touchdown to put Denver ahead 17-7. Travis Benjamin had a receiving touchdown, but the extra point was blocked. Denver led 17-13 after three quarters.


Denver took a 24-13 lead in the fourth quarter. Casey Heyward had a pick 6 which made it 24-19. Brandon McManus got a field goal to take a 27-19 lead.


Denver won 27-19 even with Wade Phillips being carted off the field. I am glad to hear that Philips will be okay. I think the player of this game was Denver Broncos strong safety T.J. Ward. T.J. Ward had 7 solo tackles, 3 assisted tackles, 10 total tackles, 1 sack, and 1 interception.





Green Bay Packers 4-3-0
Versus
Atlanta Falcons 5-3-0


Game Recap: ATLANTA-Atlanta was on a two game losing streak. Atlanta needs to snap out of this losing streak.


Matt Bryant kicked a field goal to give Atlanta a 3-0 lead. Aaron Rodgers connected with Jordy Nelson to give the Green Bay Packers a 7-3 lead.


Matt Ryan threw a passing touchdown to give Atlanta a 10-7 lead late in the first quarter. Atlanta led 10-7 after one quarter.


Aaron Rodgers threw a passing touchdown to put Green Bay ahead 14-10.ay ahead 14-7. Atlanta kicked a 40-yard field goal to make it a 14-10 game after Matt Bryant kicked a field goal to make it 14-13. Aaron Rodgers threw another passing touchdown before Matt Ryan threw a passing touchdown to Devonta Freeman which made it 21-19. Atlanta went for two and did not get it. Green Bay kicked a field goal and led 24-19 at halftime.


Devonta Freeman had a 1-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter. Atlanta led 26-24 after three quarters which is what I predicted the final score of this game to be earlier this week.


Green Bay put together an 8 minute and 33 second drive. Green Bay got a touchdown and a two point conversion. The Packers took a 32-26 lead.


Matt Ryan threw the game-winning touchdown to Mohammed Sanu. Atlanta edged out Green Bay 33-32.


Matt Ryan was the player of this game. Matt Ryan went 28/35 with 288 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Matt Ryan was the biggest reason why the Falcons snapped their losing streak.





Philadelphia Eagles 4-3-0
Versus
Dallas Cowboys 6-1-0


Game Recap: DALLAS-Dez Bryant returned from his injury. The only question is could he pick apart the Eagles cornerbacks.


Philadelphia scored first taking a 3-0 lead. Carson Wentz began the game 5/6 with 34 passing yards in the first quarter.


Dak Prescott ran it in for a rushing touchdown. Dallas led 7-3 following Dak Prescott's rushing touchdown.


Dak Prescott led Dallas down into Philadelphia territory once again. Dallas led 7-3 after one quarter. Dan Bailey kicked a field goal to give Dallas a 10-3 lead over the Philadelphia Eagles in the second quarter. Philadelphia took a 13-10 lead on a field goal. Philadelphia led Dallas 13-10 at halftime.


Carson Wentz threw a touchdown pass to Jordan Matthews. Dan bailey kicked a field goal. Philadelphia led 20-13 after three quarters.


Philadelphia took a 23-13 lead. Then Dallas kicked a field goal to make it 23-16. Dak Prescott threw a passing touchdown to Dez Bryant. That touchdown tied the game at 23.


Dallas came back and sent the game to overtime. Dak Prescott threw a passing touchdown to Jason Witten. The Cowboys won 29-23. Dez Bryant had 4 receptions, 113 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown to help Dallas improve to 6-1.





Minnesota Vikings 5-2-0
Versus
Chicago Bears 2-6-0


Game Recap: CHICAGO-Jay Cutler returned tonight. I figured that would be a reason Chicago won.


Chicago limited Minnesota to 3 points in the first three quarters. Sam Bradford is not the same without Matt Kalil or Andre Smith at left tackle or right tackle.


Jordan Howard was the key for the Chicago Bears at running back. Howard had 26 carries, 153 rushing yards, and 1 rushing touchdown. Minnesota drops to 5-2 while Chicago improves to 2-6 on the year.






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