NFL Week 8 Recap Highlights And Hints For Upcoming Week 9
The NFL had another wild and wacky weekend that concluded with a wildly entertaining affair on Sunday night. Thanks to this fun-filled expert recap of every Week 8 matchup sans tonight’s Monday Night matchup, you’re going to get the scoop on what went down this past weekend – and what could lie in store for several teams in Week 9. Now, let’s get started.
A Closer Look At The NFL Week 8 Recap Highlights And Hints For Upcoming Week 9
Tennessee 36 Jacksonville 22
Analysis: The Jacksonville Jaguars got embarrassed (again) on Thursday night – and promptly fired their offensive coordinator instead of beleaguered head coach Gus Bradley after falling to 2-5. The Titans have won three of their last four and have a powerful rushing attack that looks damn scary right now. The Jags face Kansas City in Week 9 while Tennessee takes on San Diego.
Washington 27 Cincinnati 27
Analysis: The Bengals missed out on a prime opportunity to get back to .500 by tying the mediocre Redskins in London this past weekend. Both teams have byes in Week 9.
New England 41 Buffalo 25
Analysis: If anyone thought the Buffalo Bills were going to actually challenge Tom Brady and company in the AFC East – think again. The Pats outclassed the Bills while Rex Ryan got outcoached by Bill Belichick – again! The Bills hit the road to take on Seattle next Monday night while New England gets a bye in Week 9.
Carolina 30 Arizona 20
Analysis: Carson Palmer and the Cardinals got outplayed from the outset against a Carolina Panthers team that is in all-out desperation mode right now. Arizona gets a much-needed bye this coming week while Carolina is looking at another win over the lowly Rams.
NY Jets 31 Cleveland 28
Analysis: Sure, the Jets re still a mess, but they managed to get past the winless Browns on Sunday. Now, Cleveland has the looked of fodder as they get set to take on Dak Prescott and the streaking Dallas Cowboys while the Jets hook up with Miami in an intriguing Week 9 FC East divisional showdown.
Houston 20 Detroit 13
Analysis: Matthew Stafford and the Lions really let me down against Brock Osweiler and a Houston Texans team that looked absolutely inept in their Week 7 loss against Denver. The Texans get a bye in Week 9 while the Lions have a huge road date against NFC North rival Minnesota.
Oakland 30 Tampa Bay 24
Analysis: The Raiders got past the Bucs just as I expected on Sunday and will look to tame Denver in one of the most anticipated matchups on the entire Week 9 docket while Tampa Bay looks to rebound against Atlanta at home on Thursday night.
New Orleans 25 Seattle 20
Analysis: Drew Brees and the Saints got the biggest upset on the Week 8 schedule and look like they’re going to simply outscore San Francisco in their Week 9 road date while Seattle tries to bounce back against the underachieving Bills at home on Monday night.
Kansas City 30 Indianapolis 14
Analysis: The Chiefs pounded Andrew Luck and company on Sunday and will almost assuredly do the same to Jacksonville this coming weekend while the reeling Colts try to get back in the win column at desperate Green Bay. Maybe it’s me, but I’m wondering why Indy didn’t fire overmatched head coach Chuck Pagano immediately after last season.
Denver 27 San Diego 19
Analysis: The San Diego Broncos managed to hold it down at home against San Diego, but they’ll have their hands full again in their Week 9 road date against explosive Oakland. Philip Rivers and the Bolts have nothing to be ashamed about by losing this contest, but they had better be prepared to stop Tennessee and their powerful rushing attack in Week 9.
Atlanta 33 Green Bay 32
Analysis: Matt Ryan and the Falcons got past Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in a high-scoring affair that I perfectly predicted last week. Now, Green Bay will look to get past the desperate Colts at home in Week 9 while the Falcons look to get the road win against a Tampa Bay team that I still maintain shouldn’t have fired Lovie Smith.
Dallas 29 Philadelphia 23
Analysis: If Tony Romo ever…and I do mean ever…sees the field for the Cowboys again – Jerry Jones is a damn fool. The Boys have clearly found a diamond in the rough in rookie Dak Prescott, not to mention, they have an absolute stud in running back Ezekiel Elliott. While Philly ended up on the wrong side of a heartbreaking loss on Sunday night, they too have a future superstar in rookie signal-caller Carson Wentz – and one of the brightest futures if any team in the league today. The Boys have an ‘easy’ Week 9 matchup against winless Cleveland while Philadelphia has a tough road date against Eli Manning and the well-rested Giants.