Week 8 of the NFL is now one game away from being over.
Thursday and Sunday were filled with action, heartbreak and a clash of titans. Here are some of the best moments you may have missed below:
Order has been restored and the NFC East is back to looking like the dumpster fire that it is:
Shout out to the Atlanta Falcons for keeping the Cowboys well in the conversation of the NFC East title. Time for Dallas to take care of their own business on Monday night. https://t.co/uE9as1ZxDr
— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) November 5, 2018
JULIO. JONES. TOUCHDOWN. pic.twitter.com/Cvs1ony5jy
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) November 4, 2018
Per the NFL, today was Matt Ryan’s 50th career game with 300+ passing yards. There’s only one other QB in NFL history who’s hit that mark in their first 11 seasons: Drew Brees.
— Justin Felder (@Justin_FOX5) November 5, 2018
Julio Jones has a TD!!!! THE WORLD MAKES SENSE AGAIN!!!!
— trey wingo (@wingoz) November 4, 2018
The Lions are officially done:
— Jeff Seidel (@seideljeff) November 5, 2018
Perhaps Matt Patricia should have told his O-line to sit-up and respect their meetings this week…
— Matthew Smith (@MattSmithWXYZ) November 5, 2018
— 13 On Your Side (@wzzm13) November 5, 2018
Le’Veon Bell who?
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 4, 2018
The comparison of James Conner to Le’Veon Bell should no longer be a conversation.
The conversation should be the comparison of Conner to Gurley, Hunt, Elliott, Peterson, et al, as he’s been one of the best RBs in the league over the first half of the season.
— Chris Mack (@THEChrisMack) November 5, 2018
#Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin earned his 50th regular-season win against AFC North division opponents, improving to 50-20-1 (23-12-1 on the road).
— Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) November 4, 2018
Mike Tomlin had all of us doubting him (myself included) after Week 4 loss to Ravens. Since then, Steelers are 4-0, and Tomlin is proving us wrong. Outcoached Harbaugh today left, right, and sideways.
— Matt Maisel (@Matt_Maisel) November 4, 2018
The Chiefs continue to be unstoppable:
— NFL (@NFL) November 5, 2018
The same people who put money on the Lakers this season put money on the Browns.
— Alex Shoemaker (@alexdshoemaker) November 5, 2018
Sam Darnold may not be as hot as we originally thought:
#Jets QB Sam Darnold had his worst performance of the season… but the fans & organization should still have faith in him.
Growing pains were inevitable.
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) November 5, 2018
QBs with 4+ INT and 4+ sacks in a game since 2014:
Sam Darnold vs. 2018 MIA
Jameis Winston vs. 2018 CIN
Blake Bortles vs. 2018 KC
Marcus Mariota vs. 2017 PIT
Andy Dalton vs. 2017 BAL
Carson Palmer vs. 2016 BUF
Russell Wilson vs. 2014 GB in NFC-CG (won)
Matt Cassel vs. 2014 NE
— Scott Kacsmar (@FO_ScottKacsmar) November 5, 2018
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) November 5, 2018
— Mike Tanier (@MikeTanier) November 5, 2018
The Bears are … actually good?
— Cian (@Cianaf) November 4, 2018
Lowest passer rating in the NFL this season, minimum 70 passes:
30.7 Nathan Peterman, Bills
56.0 Derek Anderson, Bills
61.8 Josh Allen, Bills
62.5 Sam Bradford, Cardinals (now on waivers)
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) November 5, 2018
The Buccaneers got embarrassed by Cam Newton & Co:
Eric Reid getting the first INT of the day pic.twitter.com/SwHMqnQdTs
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) November 4, 2018
Hurdle ’em, @run__cmc!
— NFL (@NFL) November 4, 2018
— Bill Voth (@PanthersBill) November 4, 2018
The Panthers have officially scored the most points in a first half in franchise history! The most points they have scored in a game is 52 back in 2002. #KeepPounding
— News 1110/99.3 WBT (@wbtradio) November 4, 2018
the panthers look like The Team Nobody Wants To Play™
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) November 4, 2018
The Chargers have quietly won five games in a row now:
Chargers become first AFC team to win in Seattle since 2011 https://t.co/4OFQWpSSZj
— Chargers Wire (@TheChargersWire) November 5, 2018
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) November 5, 2018
The Seahawks finished without a takeaway Sunday for the first time this season. Their defense rebounded nicely in holding the Chargers to only six points and five yards per play after a brutal first half. But as Pete Carroll said, “We didn’t get a turnover. We needed to do it.”
— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) November 5, 2018
The Texans are looking better and better:
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) November 5, 2018
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) November 5, 2018
The Texans have won SIX games in a row. That’s wild shit son. We were 0-3. Now we’re 6-3. The bar is 9-7 we only have to win three more games!
— Ross Bolen (@WRBolen) November 5, 2018
— patrick (@PatDStat) November 5, 2018
The Saints look incredible, but more importantly, they broke the Rams’ undefeated streak:
Down in South Florida, it’s . NFL’s last unbeaten team this season has lost.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 5, 2018
The Saints beat the Rams, 45-35. They’re 7-1 and, for now, the best team in the NFC.
— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) November 5, 2018
Each team had almost 500 yards of offense. But Brees offense went 9-14 on 3rd/4th down while Goff’s was just 3-10. Brees: 5-5 in red zone. Goff: 3-5. 45-35, Saints.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) November 5, 2018
So that’s what it takes to beat the Rams, just drop a 45 point bomb on them and make almost zero mistakes. Got it.
— Myke (@MikeWehner) November 5, 2018
Brady vs. Rodgers was so much more than a typical “Sunday Night” game:
He’s been so good, for so long, it’s hard to appreciate how great Brady is on a week to week basis https://t.co/bLUyBH3Its
— Steve O’Rourke (@steveohrourke) November 5, 2018
— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) November 5, 2018
4th Quarter Stats:
Rodgers: 2/7, 15 pass yards, 0 TD, 39.6 passer rating
Brady: 6/6, 104 pass yards, 1 TD, 158.3 passer rating
— DRAFT (@PlayDraft) November 5, 2018
Tonight, the Titans match up against the Cowboys tonight to round out Week 9.