NFL Week 8 Recaps 2020 NFL Power Rankings: 2020 NFL Power Rankings: 1. Pittsburgh Steelers: 7-0-0, 2. Kansas City Chiefs: 7-1-0, 3. Seattle Seahawks: 6-1-0, 4. New Orleans Saints: 5-2-0, 5. Buffalo Bills: 6-2-0, 6. Arizona Cardinals: 5-2-0, 7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 6-2-0, 8. Green Bay Packers: 5-2-0, 9. Indianapolis Colts: 5-2-0, 10. Baltimore Ravens: 5-2-0, 11. Tennessee Titans: 5-2-0, 12. Los Angeles Rams: 5-3-0, 13. Chicago Bears: 5-3-0, 14. Las Vegas Raiders: 4-3-0, 15. Cleveland Browns: 5-3-0, 16. Miami Dolphins: 4-3-0, 17. San Francisco 49ers: 4-4-0, 18. Philadelphia Eagles: 3-4-1, 19. Detroit Lions: 3-4-0, 20. Carolina Panthers: 3-5-0, 21. Denver Broncos: 3-4-0, 22. Los Angeles Chargers: 2-5-0, 23. Minnesota Vikings: 2-5-0, 24. Cincinnati Bengals: 2-5-1, 25. New England Patriots: 2-5-0, 26. Washington Football Team: 2-5-0, 27. Dallas Cowboys: 2-6-0, 28. Atlanta Falcons: 2-6-0, 29. Houston Texans: 1-6-0, 30. Jacksonville Jaguars: 1-6-0, 31. New York Giants: 1-7-0, 32. New York Jets: 0-8-0












2020 NFL Week 8 Game Recaps



Find out who won the most exciting AFC North rivalry. Last time Pittsburgh started 6-0 they won the Super Bowl. Last two times Baltimore started 5-1 they won the Super Bowl as well.





Chris Ransom Last Updated: November 1, 2020.




Atlanta Falcons 2-6-0
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Carolina Panthers 3-5-0


Game Recap: CAROLINA-Atlanta headed to Carolina. This was a rematch of the week 5 contest that led to Dan Quinn being fired.


Matt Ryan was 4/4 with 70 passing yards on Atlanta's opening drive. Atlanta wrapped up this drive with a field goal.


Carolina put together a 3 minute drive. Curtis Samuel gave Carolina a 7-3 lead.


Matt Ryan threw two more first downs, a 13-yard completion and a 20-yard completion before throwing his first incompletion. Ryan got Atlanta to the Carolina 36-yard line before throwing his first incompletion. Atlanta managed to get another field goal after Carolina sacked Matt Ryan on third down. Carolina led 7-6 after one quarter of play.


Matt Ryan got the ball back with 14:53 left in the first half. Donte Jackson intercepted Matt Ryan.


Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown pass to Curtis Samuel. Carolina took a 14-6 lead.


Atlanta had back-to-back 10-play drives where they got points. The first drive resulted in a touchdown where Matt Ryan scrambled into the end zone. Carolina led 14-13 after that. The next drive resulted in Carolina adjusting defensively, and holding Atlanta to a field goal. Atlanta led 16-14 at halftime.


Atlanta put their third consecutive 10-play drive together. This one took up 5 minutes and 10 seconds. Atlanta got a field goal out of it and led 19-14.


Carolina responded with an 11-play drive that lasted 3 minutes and 23 seconds. Atlanta led 19-17 at the end of the third quarter.


Todd Gurley got a rushing touchdown early in the fourth quarter. That put the game away as Atlanta won 25-17.


Wide receiver Julio Jones was my player of the game. Julio Jones had 7 receptions for 137 receiving yards which is why he won my player of the game award for this contest.




Pittsburgh Steelers 7-0-0
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Baltimore Ravens 5-2-0


Game Recap: BALTIMORE-The NFL's only unbeaten heads to Baltimore to take on a team that had the leagues best regular season record at 14-2 a year ago.


Spillane, the guy replacing Devin Bush got a pick 6 by intercepting Lamar Jackson. The reigning NFL MVP began his opening drive against the Pittsburgh Steelers going 0/2 on the drive.


Lamar Jackson threw a first down to Miles Boykin, the teammate of Chase Claypool at Notre Dame. After Ronnie Stanley, another Notre Dame alumnus got called for an illegal formation penalty, Jackson responded with a 34-yard completion to Willie Snead. T.J. Watt got by Ronnie Stanley and sacked Lamar Jackson on second and goal. That set up a third down conversion where Lamar Jackson threw a touchdown pass to Miles Boykin. That touchdown to cap off the drive tied the game at 7-7.


Marcus Peters got penalized for defensive pass interference on third down. He made up for it on the following play by forcing a fumble that wide receiver Chase Claypool caught. After Peters stripped the ball from Claypool, he recovered the fumble. Baltimore got the ball back.


J.K. Dobbins had a nice 28-yard run, as Dobbins got his first start of the season filling in for an injured Mark Ingram. A few plays later on the same drive, Bud Dupree got by right tackle Orlando Brown to force a strip sack on quarterback Lamar Jackson. Vince Williams recovered the fumble and Pittsburgh got the ball back.


Baltimore stopped Pittsburgh and got the ball back. Stephon Tuitt sacked Lamar Jackson on the Baltimore Ravens next offensive drive. T.J. Watt ran into left tackle Ronnie Stanley. Stanley suffered an ankle injury that caused him to leave the game only to later find out that Stanley would be placed on the season ending injury reserve list two days after getting paid.


This game was tied 7-7 after one quarter of play. Baltimore went into the second quarter moving right tackle Orlando Brown Jr. to left tackle and right guard D.J. Fluker over to right tackle.


That actually worked in the second quarter. Baltimore managed to put together a nice 5 minute and 18 second drive in the second quarter where both Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins ran the ball at will. Baltimore took a 14-7 lead after Gus Edwards got a rushing touchdown.


Marcus Peters and Diontae Johnson started a brawl. James Washington got involved. That led to a cheap shot by Matt Judon which led to an ejection. Baltimore's edge rusher tandem of Yannick Ngakoue at 3-4 right outside linebacker and Matt Judon at 3-4 left outside linebacker and these guys gave Pittsburgh problems in the first half. Even without Judon, Baltimore's defense adjusted in the first half. It looked like Baltimore would win despite the Ronnie Stanley injury and Matt Judon ejection.


Lamar Jackson threw a pick to Joe Haden. The ball hit the ground and the play was overturned. Baltimore kicked a field goal. Baltimore led 17-7 at halftime.


Baltimore outgained Pittsburgh 254-64 in total yards in the first half. The Ravens also had the rushing yards advantage 179-42, the passing yards advantage 75-22. Baltimore had the ball for 20 minutes and 9 seconds in the first half compared to the 9 minutes and 51 seconds that Pittsburgh had the football. To make matters worse, Baltimore got the ball to start the second half. JuJu Smith-Schuster was held to 0 receptions in the first half.


Baltimore's defense stopped Pittsburgh. Alex Highsmith, the Pittsburgh Steelers 2020 third round pick out of Charlotte got his first career interception.


Pittsburgh rallied to get a touchdown once Highsmith intercepted Lamar Jackson thanks to a touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to tight end Eric Ebron. Baltimore led 17-14.


Pittsburgh's defense held Baltimore to a three and out. Pittsburgh put together a 10-play drive that took up 6 minutes and 10 seconds before James Conner got a rushing touchdown. Pittsburgh led 21-17.


Stephon Tuitt got by Baltimore's backup right guard to get another sack. Lamar Jackson followed that up with a completion to Devin Duvernay. Matt Skura's holding penalty negated a Lamar Jackson rushing touchdown. Lamar kept his cool and fired a 24-yard completion to Willie Snead. That set up a third down situation where Lamar Jackson threw a touchdown to Marques Brown. Brown picked apart Minkah Fitzpatrick on the touchdown, but Minkah rebounded with a game-winning deflection that sealed Baltimore's fate.


Baltimore led 24-21 after three quarters of play. Pittsburgh trailed entering the fourth quarter for the first time this season.


Chase Claypool caught the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter. Pittsburgh's defense held Baltimore to a goose egg in the fourth quarter. Pittsburgh won 28-24 as a result.


Stephon Tuitt, the 3-4 left end was my player of the game. Tuitt had 8 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 9 total tackles, 3 tackles for a loss, and 2 sacks for Pittsburgh.





Los Angeles Rams 5-3-0
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Miami Dolphins 4-3-0


Game Recap: MIAMI-Tua Tagovailoa made his first career start. The Rams headed to Miami after defeating the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.


Miami didn't win this game. The Los Angeles Rams lost this game despite the Rams having a 5-3 record after entering the week at 5-2. Miami improved to 4-3 thanks to how sloppy this Rams offensive line was.


Andrew Whitworth and Bobby Evans dominated the first five games. The duo at offensive tackle for the Rams played well in a loss to San Francisco despite failing to dominate the line of scrimmage, struggled against Chicago, and struggled against Miami. Emmanuel Ogbah and Shaq Lawson dominated Whitworth and Evans on tape this week.


Jared Goff threw 2 interceptions and fumbled twice. Miami won the turnover battle 4-1 with Tua fumbling the ball over to the Rams. Goff began this game 8/21 with 0 touchdowns and 2 interceptions along with a lost fumble. Tua avoided throwing interceptions and that's the biggest reason that Miami won this game 28-17. Rookie quarterbacks are now 1-5 against the Los Angeles Rams dating back to 2014.




New York Jets 0-8-0
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Kansas City Chiefs 7-1-0


Game Recap: KANSAS CITY-The good news is the 0-7 New York Jets got Sam Darnold back. The bad news is they faced the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs.


Kansas City won this game 35-9 and led the entire game. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes went 31/42 with 416 passing yards, 5 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Mahomes gave his teammates piggy back rides even with right tackle Mitchell Schwartz and wide receiver Sammy Watkins out of this game with injuries.





Minnesota Vikings 2-5-0
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Green Bay Packers 5-2-0


Game Recap: GREEN BAY-Dalvin Cook returned from an injury. Dalvin Cook was hoping to make a statement in his return. Aaron Jones at running back and David Bahktiari at left tackle were out for Green Bay once again with injuries.


This game was a tale of two halves. First half featured long drives while both teams adjusted defensively in the second half.


Green Bay got the ball from their own 25-yard line. Green Bay's opening drive to start this game was a 13-play 75-yard drive that took up 7 minutes and 59 seconds. Aaron Rodgers connected with DaVante Adams to give Green Bay a 7-0 lead.


Minnesota responded strongly on their opening drive as well putting together a 10-play 78-yard drive that took up 6 minutes and 14 seconds. Dalvin Cook's 21-yard rushing touchdown tied this game up at 7-7 with 52 seconds left in the first quarter before this game went into the second quarter tied at 7.


Green Bay had a 15-play 76-yard drive that took up 8 minutes and 54 seconds. Rodgers went back to Adams for another touchdown. Green Bay led 14-7 with 6:57 left in the first half.


Minnesota took up 6 minutes and 22 seconds of clock on their second offensive series. Dalvin Cook got his second rushing touchdown of this game when he tied the contest at 14-14. That was the score at halftime.


Minnesota got the ball to start the second half. Minnesota put together a 10-play 65-yard drive that lasted 5 minutes. Dalvin Cook got his third rushing touchdown of the game.


Green Bay had a turnover on downs. Minnesota capitalized off of the turnover as they went back to Dalvin Cook as Cook got a receiving touchdown. Minnesota led 28-14 in the third quarter and that was the final score of the game. The game plan was simple feed Dalvin Cook the football and it worked.


Running back Dalvin Cook was my player of the game for obvious reasons. He helped the Vikings win in real life and he's helped me immensely in Fantasy Football. Dalvin Cook had 30 carries, 163 rushing yards, 3 rushing touchdowns, 2 receptions, 63 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 226 total yards, and 4 total touchdowns. Outside of one dropped pass, Cook was flawless in todays win over the Green Bay Packers.




Indianapolis Colts 5-2-0
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Detroit Lions 3-4-0


Game Recap: DETROIT-This was going to be a track meet. I was really hoping for a high scoring game from both teams.


This contest was a high scoring game. Indianapolis won 41-21. The biggest story from this game was both teams losing their star wide receivers to injuries.


T.Y. Hilton left this game with a groin injury. Kenny Golladay left this game with a hip injury.


Jeffrey Okudah and Amani Oruwariye played well as a cornerback tandem. Okudah limited Hilton to 2 targets for 9 yards and Oruwariye held Michael Pitman Jr. to a single reception with Parris Campbell being out of this game with an injury.


Indianapolis relied heavily on Hines and Jonathan Taylor at running back along with Jack Doyle at tight end.


Philip Rivers went 23/33 with 262 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. His offensive line continues to give him time which is why the Colts will continue to win even with injuries to T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell. Michael Pittman Jr. only was targeted once and the Colts still did enough to win because of Rivers.


Defensively, you have one guy who stepped up big. That was linebacker Darius Leonard who had 7 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles, 9 total tackles, 1 tackles for a loss, and 1 sack.


Detroit is now 0-3 when Golladay has 0 receptions. Also Detroit has now lost 7 in a row at home so I'm guessing Matt Patricia will be fired next week if he loses to Mike Zimmer in Minnesota, the writing is on the wall.





Las Vegas Raiders 4-3-0
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Cleveland Browns 5-3-0


Game Recap: CLEVELAND-This was supposed to be an offensive game. We got the exact opposite of that with a defensive game.


Neither team scored in the first quarter. In fact, neither team got a touchdown until the fourth quarter as both defenses kept this game relatively low scoring. Jarvis Landry dropped a wide open pass where nobody was covering him on third down. Baker targeted Landry 11 times, but he didn't get other receivers involved with Odell Beckham Jr. injured and out for the season.


Cleveland got the first points only due to an interception being overturned and ruled an incomplete pass. Las Vegas responded with two field goals to take a 6-3 lead at halftime. The first field goal came after Henry Ruggs III got by Denzel Ward only to catch the touchdown out of bounds after Denzel Ward dominated Ruggs in the first half. Myles Garrett won one-on-ones against the backup right tackle filling in for Trent Brown, but got manhandled by Kolton Miller.


Cleveland managed to tie this game in the third quarter. It was 6-6 heading into the fourth quarter. Both teams had numerous opporuntities to run away with this game. Calling this a disappointing outing from Derek Carr and Baker Mayfield is an understatement despite the Raiders victory.


Las Vegas won 16-6. The cornerback tandem of Trayvon Mullen and Lamarcus Joyner stepped up in a huge way today. If the Raiders can get cornerback play this good with third string offensive linemen just imagine what Las Vegas can do once Trent Brown returns to the lineup.




Tennessee Titans 5-2-0
Versus
Cincinnati Bengals 2-5-1


Game Recap: CINCINNATI-Cincinnati did not have Jonah Williams at left tackle, Bobby Hart at right tackle, or Joe Mixon at running back. How in the hell would they win this game?


Joe Burrow ran for a first down on third and one. Tennesee has given up first downs on 61 percent of their third down conversions. That is worst in the NFL in 2020 and the worst third down conversion percentage by a defense in the past 29 years. Not to mention that Lewan is out for the year at left tackle for the Titans, along with the fact that Jack Conklin signed with the Cleveland Browns.


Jadeveon Clowney had a nice quarterback pressure on that first and fifteen. Probably the closest thing you'd see to sloppy offensive line play in this game. Giovani Bernard had a little catch and run on Cincinnati's opening drive against Tennessee.


Joe Burrow evaded a sack after the backup right tackle for Bobby Hart gave up a quarterback pressure. Burrow completed the pass to Giovani Bernard. Cincinnati got a field goal on their opening drive which was a 12-play drive that lasted 5 minutes and 12 seconds.


Ryan Tannehill began this game on a high note starting 2/2 with 15-passing yards and 15 rushing yards after scrambling for a first down. Jessie Bates III intercepted Tannehill.


I've seen Jessie Bates III just make plays each week even when it's not an interception and it's at the point where the Bengals may have to extend him in the offseason after extending Mixon before he entered his contract year. Jessie Bates III enters his contract year next season.


One guy in a contract year who stepped up today was Carl Lawson. He lined up at 4-3 right end with Sam Hubbard injured and Carlos Dunlap traded to Seattle and made a great quarterback hurry on third down which forced Ryan Tannehill to underthrow a pass intended for Adam Humphries.


Samaje Perine, Joe Mixon's old teammate at Oklahoma came in for the injured Mixon, and got a rushing touchdown. Cincinnati took a 10-0 lead.


Derrick Henry responded with a rushing touchdown. Ty Sambraillo is filling in for Taylor Lewan. Mike Vrabel was straightforward when describing Ty to the media earlier this week.


Cincinnati responded with back-to-back first downs with Giovani Bernard and Tee Higgins. Burrow threw a 22-yard completion to Tee Higgins on fourth down. Bernard wrapped up this first half with a rushing touchdown. Cincinnati led 17-7 at halftime.


Cincinnati won this game 31-20. Cincinnati led the entire game taking a 24-7 lead before Tennessee got 13 points in garbage time.


Left tackle Hakeem Adeniji and left guard Quinton Spain dominated on the left side of the offensive line to the point where you can move Jonah Williams to right tackle because Williams played right tackle at Alabama for two years, and honestly let Hakeem play at left tackle if he's gonna do well as Joe Burrow's blindside.


Tee Higgins led Cincinnati in receiving yards, Tyler Boyd was the only receiver with a receiving touchdown, and Auden Tate was perfect going 7/7 on targets with 65 receiving yards. A.J. Green was the fourth best receiver on Cincinnati while John Ross, their first round pick from three years ago was inactive.


Joe Burrow went 26/37 with 249 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and 0 interceptions. Burrow didn't dominate, but the Cincinnati offensive line deserves some credit for keeping Joe Burrow to 0 sacks. That's why Hakeem Adeniji edged out Quinton Spain as my player of the game with Burrow finally having good play on the left side of his offensive line. B.J. Finney will make his debut against Pittsburgh after being traded by Seattle in the deal that sent Carlos Dunlap to Seattle.





New England Patriots 2-5-0
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Buffalo Bills 6-2-0


Game Recap: BUFFALO-New England needed this win to save their season. Julian Edelman and N'Keal Harry the top two weapons on the New England Patriots were both out for this game.


This game was still scoreless midway through the first quarter. Josh Allen started off on a good note going 2/2 with 18-passing yards while getting a first down on a 19-yard scramble. Zack Moss, the third round pick out of Utah scored a rushing touchdown which gave Buffalo a 7-0 lead. Buffalo led 7-0 after one quarter of play.


New England finally got a field goal in the second quarter. New England began this game 0/4 on third down conversions.


Josh Allen scrambled for a first down on third and one. Josh Allen let the clock run to the two minute warning.


New England went 0/6 on third down conversions in the first half against Buffalo. Yet, they got a field goal on a third down conversion despite failing to attempt to get a first down. New England became the first NFL team to score points on a third down conversion without actually attempting the conversion with a passing play or running play.


Buffalo got the ball to start the second half. Zack Moss got his second rushing touchdown in the first drive of the second half. Buffalo led 14-6.


Rex Burkehad finally got a third down conversion for New England. New England failed to turn that into a touchdown. Jerry Hughes made had a huge sack where he caused Cam Newton to lose 9 yards. That set up a third and nineteen where Cam Newton only completed a 13-yard pass without Edelman and Harry. New England 1/8 after their first drive in the third quarter before punting back to Buffalo.


New England improved ot 2/9 on third down conversions. Rex Burkhead got both conversions. Damien Harris, the former Alabama running back got the rushing touchdown as Cam Newton threw a pass to Jakobi Meyers for the two point conversion. New England tied this game at 14-14. This game was tied at 14-14 after three quarters of play.


Josh Allen and Cam Newton traded rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Buffalo deserves a lot of credit for maintaining their lead against the New England Patriots.


Buffalo put together a 10-play 63-yard drive from their own 27-yard line that took up 5 minutes and 30 seconds. Buffalo only got a field goal from the drive. Buffalo led 24-21.


Cam Newton finally got a third down conversion and Rex Burkhead got one. New England got the ball to the Buffalo 19-yard line. Cam Newton was Steve Yzerman yards away from rallying New England to getting a comeback.


Unfortunately, a backup defensive tackle named Jordan Zimmer spoiled those plans. Zimmer forced a fumble that Buffalo recovered so Buffalo won 24-21. On that note, Zimmer, the backup is my player of the game.




Los Angeles Chargers 2-5-0
Versus
Denver Broncos 3-4-0


Game Recap: DENVER-Justin Herbert VS Drew Lock. One AFC West quarterback was the 2020 Senior Bowl MVP. The other played in the 2019 Senior Bowl.


The biggest takeaway from this contest is that Denver only led for 1 second after Brandon McManus made the game-winning extra point. This game was tied or a Charger lead for 59 minutes and 59 seconds. Denver still won though.


Drew Lock threw his first touchdown pass to former Missouri teammate Albert O. Yeah, his last name is impossible to pronounce without googling it. Albert Okwuegbunam. Read that, study, and repeat!


Justin Simmons was my player of the game he had the first interception on Herbert while limiting Hunter Henry to 4 receptions for 33 receiving yards. He also helped keep Henry out of the end zone.





San Francisco 49ers 4-4-0
Versus
Seattle Seahawks 6-1-0


Game Recap: SEATTLE-San Francisco headed to Seattle after defeating New England on the road to get to 4-4.


Jimmy Garoppolo threw an interception. That set up a score for Seattle as Russell Wilson threw a touchdown pass to D.K. Metcalf. Seattle missed the extra point. Seattle led 6-0 after one quarter of play.


JaMychal Hasty, the Baylor running back that I saw in Mobile got a rushing touchdown. San Francisco led 7-6 because they didn't miss the extra point.


That was San Francisco's only lead of the entire game. Seattle went on a 24-0 run scoring at will until they led 30-7. Seattle eventually won 37-27.


Jimmy Garoppolo got injured. George Kittle is expected to miss 8 weeks and is done for the year unless San Francisco can make the playoffs. Also Kwon Alexander is being traded to New Orleans for Kiko Alonso.





New Orleans Saints 5-2-0
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Chicago Bears 5-3-0


Game Recap: CHICAGO-New Orleans didn't have Michael Thomas or Emmanuel Sanders. I predicted New Orleans to win as did the rest of our staff on Draft Utopia, but I didn't feel confident about it after both receivers were ruled inactive.


New Orleans began this game with a 12-play 55-yard drive that took up 6 minutes and 47 seconds. New Orleans led 3-0 thanks to kicker Will Lutz.


Chicago posted a 14-play 7 minute drive. This game was tied 3-3 after one quarter of play thanks to the leg of Cairo Santos.


New Orleans missed a field goal early in the second quarter. Nick Foles threw the first touchdown of this game to Allen Robinson.


Chicago held New Orleans to a three and out. Chicago made huge defensive stops early in this contest. New Orleans held Chicago to a three and out before Chicago's defense held Drew Brees to a second consecutive three and out.


Cairo Santos got another field goal. Chicago led 13-3.


Drew Brees threw a touchdown pass to tight end Jared Cook Jr. Chicago led New Orleans 13-10 at halftime.


Chicago took up 4 mintues and 9 seconds of clock. They failed to score any points on their opening drive in the second half.


New Orleans tied the game with a field goal. Nick Foles threw an interception on the following drive before New Orleans got another field goal. New Orleans took a 16-13 lead. New Orleans led 16-13 after three quarters of play.


However, the biggest story of this contest was the meaningless brawl between Javon Wims a former Georgia Bulldog and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson a former Florida Gator sparring with each other. What's even more ironic is that the two play each other next week.


Drew Brees threw a touchdown pass to give New Orleans a ten point lead. Chicago managed to tie this game.


New Orleans still did enough to win in overtime. New Orleans prevailed 26-23.


Most fans would give Drew Brees the credit. Brees was good going 31/41 with 280 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. His offensive line was spectacular though. Terron Armstead, Andrus Peat, Erik McCoy, Cesar Ruiz, and Ryan Ramcyzk all stepped up and held this Chicago defense to 1 sack which was caused by Khalil Mack. Outside of that one sack, the rest of this offensive line did a gresat job simplifying things for Brees without Michael Thomas or Emmanuel Sanders at wide receiver.


New Orleans has now won four in a row since losing to Green Bay on Sunday Night Football back in week 3. They finally get another primetime game next week after being 0-2 in night games in 2020.





Dallas Cowboys 2-6-0
Versus
Philadelphia Eagles 3-4-1


Game Recap: PHILADELPHIA-Former Pine Richland quarterback Ben Dinucci made his first NFL Start. He gave my old high school problems at Newmann Stadium a few years ago back in 2014. He'd face Carson Wentz the face of `Wentzylvania.


Dallas put together a 9-play 47-yard drive that took up 4 minutes and 47 seconds. Dallas took a 3-0 lead.


Both teams coughed up the fumbles with turnovers on their next two drives. Carson Wentz threw a touchdown pass to Jalen Reagor, the 2020 first round pick out of TCU who made his debut with the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Philadelphia took up 5 minutes and 46 seconds of clock on the drive. Philadelphia led 7-3 after one quarter of play.


Dallas got a few more field goals in the second quarter. Dallas led 9-7 heading into halftime.


Philadelphia won this game 23-9 after outscoring Dallas 16-0 in the second half. Ben DiNucci had less turnovers and more passing yards than Carson Wentz in this game which is why I'm not awarding either quarterback player of the game honors. You could honestly make an arguement that Jalen Hurts deserves to play based on this performance alone, had the Cowboys won this game.


They didn't though. The Philadelphia Eagles prevailed. Philly won. T.J. Edwards was my player of the game with 6 solo tackles, 6 assisted tackles, 12 total tackles, 1 tackle for a loss, and 1 sack. Edwards limited Ezekiel Elliott to 63 rushing yards.




Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-2-0
Versus
New York Giants 1-7-0


Game Recap: NEW YORK-Tom Brady is playing his best football of 2020 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Daniel Jones has not had one game without a turnover all season in his second season with the New York Giants.


Tampa Bay put together an 11-play 57-yard drive that took up 5 minutes and 17 seconds. That was Tampa Bay's only score in the first quarter. Tampa Bay led 3-0.


Tampa Bay fumbled the ball. Ronald Jones coughed up the football. Blake Martinez forced the fumble. Darnay Holmes recovered the fumble. Holmes attended Mike Hughes draft party when the Central Florida cornerback was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.


Speaking of draft parties. Daniel Jones decided to throw one of his own against this Tampa Bay defense in the first half. He rallied New York to a touchdown where he threw a touchdown pass to Dion Lewis. The pass protection looked better as Shane Lemieux one of Justin Herbert's teammate at Oregon made his debut. New York led 7-3 after one quarter of play.


Wayne Gallman ran it in for a touchdown. New York led 14-3.


Tampa Bay got another field goal. New York led 14-6 at halftime.


Daniel Jones threw an interception to Carlton Davis. Tampa Bay got a field goal. New York led 14-9.


Tampa Bay's defense held New York to a three and out. Second half adjustments by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense were paramount early in the third quarter.


Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass to Rob Gronkowski. Tampa Bay failed the two point conversion, but gained the lead going ahead of New York 15-14.


New York got a field goal. New York led 17-15 after three quarters of play.


Daniel Jones threw another interception. This one to Sean Murphy-Bunting, a former Central Michigan cornerback that got drafted in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.


Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass to Mike Evans. Tampa Bay led 25-17.


New York had the ball at the two minute warning. Daniel Jones threw an incomplete pass on first and ten. Cameron Flemming gave up a sack on second down. Why in the fuck is Flemming starting? Honestly, New York should start Matt Peart. Jones threw another incompletion on third down setting upa fourth and sixteen with no timeouts left. Daniel Jones somehow got that first down to keep the play alive. Carlton Davis made a tackle to prevent a touchdow by tackling Sterling Shepard. Daniel Jones threw an incomplete pass. Jones rebounded with a touchdown pass to Golden Tate. Antoine Winfield Jr. the rookie out of Minnesota with a huge stop to prevent the two point conversion for Tampa Bay.


Tampa Bay recovered the onside kick and won 25-23. Two players were worthy of player of the game. Quarterback Tom Brady on offense and cornerback Carlton Davis on defense. You could make a case for Antoine Winfield Jr. as well with his stop on the two point conversion.


I gave Carlton Davis my player of the game. He dominated this game limiting Sterling Shepard to 8 receptions for 87 yards. Davis had monster games like this in College when Auburn kept Calvin Ridley and Christian Kirk in check.







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