The National Football completed Week 8 on Monday Night with a Detroit Lions 26-14 win over the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders offense struggled all night. Jimmy Garropolo could not get anything going, and an interception return for a touchdown was one of the two touchdowns for the Raiders.
Detroit moved to 6-2 with the win, while the Raiders are now 3-5 on the season. That was the final game of Week 8. Let’s take a look at some of the best games in Week 8:
Buffalo Bills 24-18 over Tampa Bay Buccaneers
It was not pretty, but a win is a win. Josh Allen and the Bills started the weekend of games with a win. Buffalo is now 5-3, just a game behind the Dolphins in the divisional race.
Carolina Panthers 15-13 over Houston Texans
There is no longer a winless team in the National Football League. Bryce Young won his first game as a starting quarterback and did it over CJ Stroud. Carolina kicked a field goal as time expired to grab their first win of the season.
Dallas Cowboys 43-20 over Los Angeles Rams
The Cowboys scored 33 first-half points and did not look back. Dak Prescott threw four touchdown passes, and the Dallas defense scored another touchdown to blow out the Rams. the loss for Los Angeles dropped them to 3-5 on the season.
Denver Broncos 24-9 over Kansas City Chiefs
It was the best win for Sean Payton and the Broncos yet. Denver got revenge from the Week 7 loss to the Chiefs and held Kansas City to just nine points in the game. The Broncos are crawling back into contention in the AFC with with third win of the season. The six-game winning streak for the Chiefs came to an end.
Cincinnati Bengals 31-17 over San Francisco 49ers
Talk about two teams going in different directions. The win on the road for the Bengals was their third straight. Cincinnati is still chasing in the AFC North, but are playing great football. The loss for the 49ers was their third straight and sent them into second place behind Seattle in the NFC West.
Los Angeles Chargers 30-13 over Chicago Bears
Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers needed a win badly, and they got it on Sunday Night Football. Herbert tossed for just shy of 300 yards, and three touchdowns in the game. The Chargers defense turned Tyson Bagent over twice in the game and held him without a touchdown pass.
When we start Week 9 on Thursday, we are onto the second half of the season. Here are some of the best games on the Week 9 slate:
The Thursday Night Football game features a pair of teams in need of a win. Derrick Henry and his Tennessee Titans will visit the Pittsburgh Steelers. This could be a game featuring two backup quarterbacks under center to start the game. Kenny Pickett is a game-time decision to play in this game for the Steelers.
The headline game on Sunday is the first game of the day. In Frankfurt Germany, a pair of 6-2 teams will meet as the Miami Dolphins take on the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs are coming off a loss at Denver, while the Dolphins beat the Patriots for the second time this season.
The Sunday second session game of the day is the Dallas Cowboys on the road at the Philadelphia Eagles. This is a battle of the top two teams in the NFC East, and the first of two big games between them. The Cowboys were impressive blowout winners over the Rams.
On Sunday Night Football, the Buffalo Bills visit the Cincinnati Bengals. This is bound to be an emotional game, as it is the rematch of the DeMar Hamlin game of a season ago. Also, both teams come into the game chasing in their divisional standings, and in need of a win.
The Monday Night Football game features the Los Angeles Chargers on the road at the New York Jets. The Chargers grabbed a blowout win over the Bears in Week 8, while the Jets needed overtime to top the Giants. The Chargers are 3-4, and the Jets are 4-3.
The teams on bye in Week 9 feature the Broncos, Lions, Jaguars and 49ers. Best of luck and enjoy the games!