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A Recap of Games from Week 8 of the 2019-2020 NFL Season

Introduction

Week eight in the NFL displayed a lot of what we already knew about many of the teams as they simply just reinforced those opinions. There is still half a season left for many things to change, and hopefully they will in order to create more excitement around the league.

FINAL

Redskins  (1-7, 1-3 Away)   9

Vikings     (6-2, 4-0 Home) 19

TOP PERFORMERS

PASS

Kirk Cousins - MIN

23-26, 285 YDS

RUSH

Dalvin Cook - MIN

23 CAR, 98 YDS, 1 TD

REC

Stefon Diggs - MIN

7 REC, 143 YDS

The Minnesota Vikings continued their winning ways as they won their fourth straight game. Once again, they relied upon a great performance from the very consistent, Dalvin Cook, who had around 170 all purpose yards as well as another touchdown. Stefon Diggs racked up 143 yards through the pass game, and his speed often left him wide open downfield making him an easy target for Kirk Cousins.

The Vikings did have a set back though as their star wide receiver Adam Thielen left the game with a hamstring injury. The Washington Redskin’s superstar and all time great running back, Adrian Peterson, moved up to the sixth spot on the list of the NFL’s career rushing leaders. The Redskins do not have a whole lot more to be happy about as they are 1-7 half way through the 2019 – 2020 NFL season.

Week 9 Games

Washington Redskins at Buffalo Bills

Minnesota Vikings at Kansas City Chiefs

FINAL

Seahawks  (6-2, 4-0 Away)  27

Falcons     (1-7, 1-3 Home)  20

TOP PERFORMERS

PASS

Matt Schaub - ATL

39-52, 460 YDS, 1 TD

RUSH

Chris Carson - SEA

20 CAR, 90 YDS, 1 TD

REC

Julio Jones - ATL

10 REC, 152 YDS

The Seattle Seahawks went up early on the Atlanta Falcons with the halftime score of 24-0 led by their quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson threw for two touchdowns and ran another one in himself. Chris Carson ran the ball well, and helped the Seahawks run the clock out and defeat the terrible Falcons 27-20. Seattle is a serious NFC contender this season.

Week 9 Games

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Seattle Seahawks

Atlanta Falcons – Bye Week

FINAL

Eagles  (4-4, 2-3 Away) 31

Bills     (5-2, 2-2 Home)  13

TOP PERFORMERS

PASS

Carson Wentz - PHI

17-24, 172 YDS, 1 TD

RUSH

Jordan Howard - PHI

23 CAR, 96 YDS, 1 TD

REC

Alshon Jeffery - PHI

4 REC, 64 YDS

The Philadelphia Eagles did what they needed to do on Sunday and get the much-needed win. The Buffalo Bills previously only had one loss to the New England Patriots, but they weak schedule may be the reason behind their early success in the 2019 – 2020 NFL season. The Eagles played well defensively, and used their rushing attack to dominate this game. Philadelphia will need to beat the struggling Chicago Bears next week to keep their season heading in the right direction.

Week 9 Games

Washington Redskins at Buffalo Bills

Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles

FINAL

Chargers  (3-5, 2-2 Away)  17

Bears      (3-4, 1-3 Home)   16

TOP PERFORMERS

PASS

Mitchell Trubisky - CHI

23-35, 253 YDS, 1 INT

RUSH

David Montgomery - CHI

27 CAR, 135 YDS, 1 TD

REC

Mike Williams - LAC

3 REC, 69 YDS

The Chicago Bears are truly struggling to turn their downward spiral of a season around. They are losing games like this that they should have definitely won. In fact, the Bears missed a field goal to win the game on the last play of the contest. Mitch Trubisky continues to miss throws that he should easily be able to make, and the Bears offense may need to make a change at the quarterback position soon before their season slips away if it hasn’t already. The Los Angeles Chargers are simply not a very good team, and they will definitely have their hands full with the dominant Green Bay Packers this upcoming weekend.

Week 9 Games

Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles

Green Bay Packers at Los Angeles Chargers

FINAL

Giants  (2-6, 1-3 Away)      26

Lions    (3-3-1, 2-2 Home)  31

TOP PERFORMERS

PASS

Matthew Stafford - DET

25-32, 342 YDS, 3 TD

RUSH

Saquon Barkley - NYG

19 CAR, 64 YDS

REC

Kenny Golladay - DET

6 REC, 123 YDS, 2 TD

The Detroit Lions snapped their three game winning streak by beating the New York Giants on Sunday. Matthew Stafford had a solid game with 342 passing yards and three touchdowns, and Kenny Golladay played extremely well with his 123 yards through the air and two touchdown receptions.

The Lions have the potential to climb back and make a playoff push if they eliminate mistakes and continue to stay in ball games against quality opponents. The New York Giants on the other hand are doing what they should be in developing their rookie quarterback Daniel Jones, and hope that they will become competitive in the future as they do not stand much of a chance this season.

Week 9 Games

Detroit Lions at Oakland Raiders

Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants (MNF)

FINAL

Buccaneers (2-5, 2-2 Away)  23

Titans           (4-4, 2-2 Home) 27

TOP PERFORMERS

PASS

Jameis Winston - TB

21-43, 301 YDS, 2 TD

RUSH

Derrick Henry - TEN

16 CAR, 75 YDS

REC

Mike Evans - TB

11 REC, 198 YDS, 2 TD

The Tennessee Titans good defense won them this game as they turned the ball over four times and stopped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers end of the game push to put up points. The Titans are quietly having an alright year, but they most likely will not make much noise and shock the world this season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a lot of changes needed if they want to turn things around. It seems that Jameis Winston may not be the answer as he doesn’t protect the football enough and is wildly inconsistent.

Week 9 Games

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Seattle Seahawks

Tennessee Titans at Carolina Panthers

FINAL

Broncos (2-6, 1-3 Away) 13

Colts (5-2, 3-1 Home) 15

TOP PERFORMERS

PASS

Jacoby Brissett - IND

15-25, 202 YDS

RUSH

Marlon Mack - IND

19 CAR, 76 YDS, 1 TD

REC

Courtland Sutton - DEN

3 REC, 72 YDS

Adam Vinatieri had a very interesting game. He missed a 45 yard field goal early on in the game as well as an extra point to tie the game in the third quarter, but when the game was on the line with 22 seconds left on the clock the most clutch NFL kicker of all time came through. He drilled a 51 yard field goal to secure the come from behind win for the Indianapolis Colts over the Denver Broncos. This game was not very exciting, but a win is a win. The Colts are now sitting at 5-2 this season, and they are gearing up for a possible playoff run even without having the services of the recently retired quarterback, Andrew Luck.

Week 9 Games

Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers

Cleveland Browns at Denver Broncos

FINAL

Bengals (0-8) 10

Rams (5-3) 24

TOP PERFORMERS

PASS

Jared Goff - LAR

17-31, 372 YDS, 2 TD

RUSH

Joe Mixon - CIN

17 CAR, 66 YDS

REC

Cooper Kupp - LAR

7 REC, 220 YDS, 1 TD

This game was played at Wembley Stadium in London, and it was as expected another loss for the winless Cincinnati Bengals. The Los Angeles Rams led by their quarterback Jared Goff and wide receiver Cooper Kupp took it to the suffering Bengals. Kupp had an astonishing 220 yards receiving along with a touchdown reception while Goff put up a solid 372 yards passing as well as a couple of touchdowns. Look for the Rams to try and contest for a wild card spot in the NFC towards the end of the 2019 – 2020 NFL season.

Week 9 Games

Cincinnati Bengals – Bye Week

Los Angeles Rams – Bye Week

FINAL

Cardinals (3-4-1, 2-2 Away) 9

Saints (7-1, 4-0 Home) 31

TOP PERFORMERS

PASS

Drew Brees - NO

34-43, 373 YDS, 3 TD

RUSH

Latavius Murray - NO

21 CAR, 102 YDS, 1 TD

REC

Michael Thomas - NO

11 REC, 112 YDS, 1 TD

The New Orleans Saints continued to roll winning their sixth consecutive football game. Drew Brees returned as the starting quarterback for the Saints after his thumb surgery several weeks ago, and he had an outstanding performance coming off that injury. Brees threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns. Latavius Murray did another stellar job filling in for the banged up Alvin Kamara, and Michael Thomas continues to impress as one of the best wide receivers in the league. New Orleans was simply too much for the young and inexperienced Arizona Cardinals.

Week 9 Games

New Orleans Saints – Bye Week

San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals (TNF)

FINAL

Jets (1-6, 0-3 Away) 15

Jaguars (4-4, 2-2 Home) 29

TOP PERFORMERS

PASS

Gardner Minshew II - JAX

22-34, 279 YDS, 3 TD

RUSH

Leonard Fournette - JAX

19 CAR, 76 YDS

REC

Chris Conley - JAX

4 REC, 103 YDS, 1 TD

The New York Jets continuously demonstrate their inability to play efficient and well executed football. Sam Darnold throws another 3 interceptions, and further displays poor mechanics at the quarterback position. The Jacksonville Jaguars had a decent game with Garner Minshew II leading the way with 279 passing yards and throwing for three touchdowns. Chris Conley finished the game with 103 receiving yards and a touchdown helping the Jaguars easily defeat the Jets with the final score of 29-15.

Week 9 Games

Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars (London)

New York Jets at Miami Dolphins

FINAL

Panthers (4-3, 3-1 Away) 13

49ers (7-0, 3-0 Home) 51

TOP PERFORMERS

PASS

Jimmy Garoppolo - SF

18-22, 175 YDS, 2 TD

RUSH

Christian McCaffrey - CAR

14 CAR, 117 YDS, 1 TD

REC

George Kittle - SF

6 REC, 86 YDS

The San Francisco 49ers keep on rolling right along by putting up a massive 51 points on the decent Carolina Panthers. The Niners Jimmy Garoppolo did his job going 18 for 22 with 175 passing yards as well as 2 touchdown throws.

San Francisco’s defense put their foot down on the Panthers as they help their opponent to a hard fought 13 points. Nick Bosa is looking like a candidate for defensive player of the year in his amazing rookie campaign while, Tevin Coleman, racked up four touchdowns in the win. San Francisco remains one of the only two undefeated teams in the NFL, and they keep on showing the world they should not be doubted anymore.

Week 9 Games

San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals (TNF)

Tennessee Titans at Carolina Panthers

FINAL

Browns (2-5, 2-2 Away) 13

Patriots (8-0, 4-0 Home) 27

TOP PERFORMERS

PASS

Tom Brady - NE

20-36, 259 YDS, 2 TD

RUSH

Nick Chubb - CLE

20 CAR, 131 YDS

REC

Julian Edelman - NE

8 REC, 78 YDS, 2 TD

The Cleveland Browns entered the season with so much hype, and they just keep on disappointing by making careless mistakes and losing ball games. The New England Patriots defense keeps on making unbelievable plays and puts their offensive in the position to win contests. Julian Edelman had a big game with 78 yards and two touchdowns as the Patriots embarrass the Browns 27-13 as they are the only other team besides the 49ers with an undefeated record in the 2019 – 2020 NFL season.

Week 9 Games

Cleveland Browns at Denver Broncos

New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens (SNF)

FINAL

Raiders (3-4, 1-3 Away) 24

Texans (5-3, 3-1 Home) 27

TOP PERFORMERS

PASS

Derek Carr - OAK

18-30, 285 YDS, 3 TD

RUSH

Carlos Hyde - HOU

19 CAR, 83 YDS

REC

DeAndre Hopkins - HOU

11 REC, 109 YDS

Deshaun Watson played really well as he usually does especially at the end of the game when he goes out and carries his team on his shoulders for the win. Watson finished the game with three touchdown passes. The Houston Texans did end up losing their superstar defensive end J.J. Watt to injury which will sideline him for the remainder of this football season. The Oakland Raiders fought hard, but came up short with the final score of 27-24 in favor of the Texans.

Week 9 Games

Detroit Lions at Oakland Raiders

Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars (London)

FINAL

Packers (7-1, 3-0 Away) 31

Chiefs (5-3, 1-3 Home) 24

TOP PERFORMERS

PASS

Aaron Rodgers - GB

23-33, 305 YDS, 3 TD

RUSH

Aaron Jones - GB

13 CAR, 67 YDS

REC

Aaron Jones - GB

7 REC, 159 YDS, 2 TD

This was a good game, and who knows how it would have ended up if the Kansas City Chiefs had their young superstar quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. The Green Bay Packers had another jaw dropping performance as they stayed red hot in their win against the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football. Aaron Rodgers continued to show how great he is with the ball by throwing for over 300 yards and three touchdowns. Aaron Jones had a spectacular game on the ground as well as in the air. He finished with over 200 total yards and two touchdowns catches of his own.

Week 9 Games

Green Bay Packers at Los Angeles Chargers

Minnesota Vikings at Kansas City Chiefs

FINAL

Dolphins (0-6, 0-2 Away) 14

Steelers (2-4, 1-2 Home) 27

TOP PERFORMERS

PASS

Mason Rudolph - PIT

20-36, 251 YDS, 2 TD

RUSH

James Conner - PIT

23 CAR, 145 YDS, 1 TD

REC

JuJu Smith-Schuster - PIT

5 REC, 103 YDS, 1 TD

The Miami Dolphins came out and started very strong on Monday Night Football against the Pittsburgh Steelers. They were able to score a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter in a season where they struggle mightily to score at all. Unfortunately for the Dolphins they were shut out the rest of the game. The Pittsburgh Steelers had some really nice big plays downfield to their wide outs and James Connor had a big game with around 150 yards on the ground and a rushing touchdown. The Miami Dolphins remain winless as they are 0-7 through the first half of the 2019 – 2020 season.

Week 9 Games

Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers

New York Jets at Miami Dolphins

Sources:

“NFL Scoreboard”, espn.com, October 28, 2019.

“NFL Scoreboard”, espn.com, October 28, 2019.


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