December 4, 2021

NFL Week 8 Recap

We are officially at the halfway mark of the NFL, upsets occured, trades were made, and some teams continued to disappoint themselves.

Packers (7-1) 24 – 21 Cardinals (7-1)
Bengals (5-3) 31 – 34 Jets (2-5)
Titans (6-2) 34 – 31 Colts (3-5)
Rams (7-1) 38 – 22 Texans (1-7)
Steelers (4-3) 15 – 10 Browns (4-4)
Eagles (3-5) 44 – 6 Lions (0-8)
49ers (3-4) 33 – 22 Bears (3-5)
Panthers (4-4) 19 – 13 Falcons (3-4)
Dolphins (1-7) 11 – 26 Bills (5-2)
Patriots (4-4) 27 – 24 Chargers (4-3)
Jaguars (1-6) 7 – 31 Seahawks (3-5)
Washington (2-6) 10 – 17 Broncos (4-4)
Buccaneers (6-2) 27 – 36 Saints (5-2)
Cowboys (6-1) 20 – 16 Vikings (3-4)
Giants (2-6) 17 – 20 Chiefs (4-4)

Key Headlines:

Rodgers and the Packers pull off the major upset against the undefeated Cardinals

Rodgers was without his favorite wide-receiver targets as they headed into the match against the strong cardinals, but the Packers pulled off the victory. The defense also came clutch, with Rasul Douglas getting a game winning interception in the end zone in the final minute of play.

Aaron Rodgers (#12)

Mike White shocks the nation in breakout performance

With rookie quarterback Zach Wilson injured, the Jets turned to backup quarterback Mike White. I don’t think anybody expected this rather unknown player to throw for 405 yards and 3 touchdowns, beating the Bengals by 3. He went 37-45, the new record for most completions in a players first career start. After the game, Mike White sent his jersey to Canton, to be put into the NFL Hall Of Fame

Mike White in his impressive bout against the Bengals.

Cooper Kupp continues to have a monster season

In a dominant win for the Rams, Cooper Kupp once again had 100+ yards, with a touchdown as well. If Kupp continues to play at the rate he has, hes on pace for a 1964 yard season, which is key for the Super Bowl hopefuls, as the rams are now 7-1.

Yahoo! Top Fantasy Performers:

Quarterback:
Josh Allen 29.46
Mike White 28.10

Wide Receivers:
A.J. Brown 31.50
Michael Pittman 30.60
Chris Godwin 28.00

Running-back:
Michael Carter 32.20
Joe Mixon 25.10
Austin Ekeler 24.40

Tight-ends:
T.J. Hockenson 18.90
Dan Arnold 14.80

Kickers:
Zane Gonzalez 17.00
Jake Elliot 16.00

Defense:
Eagles 21.00
Denver 17.00