Week 8 of NFL The season has incredible football, and Sunday is still on the way!
Rookie quarterback Malik Willis made his first NFL start in the Tennessee Titans’ win over the Houston Texans, the young San Francisco 49ers beat the Los Angeles Rams and the division-leading Seattle Seahawks handed the New York Giants their second straight loss. time.
Starting things off earlier, Russell Wilson and Denver Broncos narrowly defeated him Jacksonville Jaguars at London’s Wembley Stadium in Game 3 of the 2022 International Series. Elsewhere, the Dallas Cowboys dominated the Chicago Bears, the Minnesota Vikings topped the Arizona Cardinals and the Atlanta Falcons locked up first place in the NFC South with a wild overtime sweep over the Carolina Panthers.
Here are the top plays from Sunday’s action.
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San Francisco 49ers 31, Los Angeles Rams 14
Tricks and Treats!
The Rams were first on the board, thanks to a diving score by Matthew Stafford, but the Niners tied things up soon after with a crazy 34-yard trick from Christian McCaffrey to Brandon Ayuk.
Stafford connected with Cooper Kupp for a second-quarter score to take the lead into halftime.
What can’t he do?
With a passing touchdown already in the books, McCaffrey made an acrobatic TD run to give the Niners the lead, followed by a impetuous touch in the fourth quarter to complete the trifecta. CMC became just the fourth player in NFL history to record a passing, rushing and receiving TD in the same game and the first since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2005.
Seattle Seahawks 27, New York Giants 13
Seattle got the first score of the game as Geno Smith found D.K. Metcalf in the back of the end zone.
Will take it!
The Giants defense had a clutch turnover at the Seattle 2-yard line, which quickly turned into a Touchdown to tie before halftime, but they couldn’t keep up and the Seahawks came away with the win.
Washington Commanders 17, Indianapolis Colts 16
In the first half, Terry McLaurin broke off a 42-yard reception that helped set up Antonio Gibson’s score. touchdown to give Washington the lead.
Chaos in Indy!
The Commanders put together an absolutely wild final drive to secure the road win. The Colts led until the final minutes when Taylor Heinicke made a layup back-to-back 20-plus yard throws to get the offense to the 1-yard line. After the scorewashington got a one point lead with 22 seconds to wait!
Tennessee Titans 17, Houston Texans 10
Derrick Henry took off for a 29-yard touchdown, giving the visiting Titans the lead in the second quarter.
Henry added another score in the second halfmarking his fourth straight game with two or more touchdowns against the Texans.
Dallas Cowboys 49, Chicago Bears 29
Dallas was clicking on all cylinders early. After getting the Cowboys on the board first with a treacherous runDak Prescott extended Dallas’ lead with this smooth connection between Prescott and CeeDee Lamb.
Making a statement
Just for the money
The bears’ defense picked Prescott near midfield just before the break, which allowed Justin Fields & Co. to exploit and score to keep things close.
The second half was wild in Dallas. The Cowboys scored a touchdown in the third quarter on a 36-yard touchdown run by Micah Parsons to extend their lead. Then, with momentum on their side, Dallas came up with a great score in the final frame — a monster 54 yard rush by none other than Pollard.
Minnesota Vikings 34, Arizona Cardinals 26
Kirk Cousins ran into the end zone on the Vikings’ first drive of the game for a 17-yard score.
History is made
After we settled on one huge sideways appetite in the first trimester to help move the cards down, De Andre Hopkins He followed that up with a ferocious one-handed touch to keep things close before half-time.
Hopkins enters now Julio Jones as the only active NFL players with more than 800 career catches.
Atlanta Falcons 37, Carolina Panthers 34 (OT)
One hand selection
The Falcons struggled right out of the gate as Marcus Mariota turned the ball over on their first drive of the game. Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson made an impressive interception early in the first quarter.
Tyler Allgeier, who stepped in for the injured Cordarrelle Patterson, converted a short pass into a clutch 25-yarder to extend the Falcons’ lead in the third quarter.
The Panthers had 12 seconds to play, so PJ Walker threw it upfield and DJ Moore came down with the ball in the end zone for a game-tying 62-yard score.
However, this was only the beginning. The game went into overtime after Carolina missed the extra point, which was called back due to an excessive celebration penalty on Moore for taking off his helmet after the score.
The Falcons ended up coming away with the win through a goal at the end of the match not me.
Philadelphia Eagles 35, Pittsburgh Steelers 13
The Eagles came out strong on their first drive of the game. Jalen Hurts connected with receiver AJ Brown for a monster 39-yard touchdown that brought Lincoln Financial Field to its feet!
The Steelers knotted things up at seven with a trick-play touchdown that stunned the Eagles defense.
The Hurts-Brown chemistry was strong in Philly, as the pair scored two more first-half scores to help the hosts cruise to an easy victory.
New England Patriots 22, New York Jets 17
Zach Wilson threw one to Garrett Wilson for a 54-yard pickup to take it Jet in the red zone, where they hit a punt to take their first lead of the game.
I followed the leader
New York took a 10-3 lead early in the second quarter after Wilson found Tyler Conklin for six.
In the end, the Jets couldn’t hold the Patriots to five yards, a touchdown, and the home team came up just short.
Miami Dolphins 31, Detroit Lions 27
After punting the ball on their first drive of the game, the Dolphins countered on their second possession. Tua Tagovailoa found Tyreek Hill for a 36-yard gain that set up a Jaylen Waddle touchdown.
Hill made a dazzling 42-yarder to help the Dolphins move downfield, and they were able to close the gap slightly when Waddle picked up his second score of the half. Miami secured the win.
New Orleans Saints 24, Las Vegas Raiders 0
Strong ground game
The Saints took the lead in the first quarter thanks to a fancy footwork by none other than Alvin Kamara.
After going without a touchdown in 2022 until Sunday, Kamara got his second of the first half, followed by a third score to open the second half.
Somehow, the Raiders were eliminated for the first time since 2014.
Denver Broncos 21, Jacksonville Jaguars 17
The Jags got on the board first as Trevor Lawrence found Evan Engram for six right out of the gate.
Jacksonville led throughout the first half, but Denver had a few tricks up its sleeve in the third quarter when the Broncos took their first lead of the game.
Seal the deal
The Jags got the ball back with less than two minutes to play, but Lawrence was immediately picked off on the Jacksonville side of the court and it was over there.
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