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NFL Week 8 Thread

Wow, a very nice slate of National games, and we actually start the week with the super-rare Must-See Thursday game!

Thursday Night Football

Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals, 5:20 p.m., Fox, NFL Network, Amazon

The Arizona Cardinals are 7-0. The Green Bay Packers are 6-1 (having won six straight). The winner of this game will received a huge boost in the NFC playoff race.

Sunday early games

Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets, 10 a.m., CBS

The Bengals have suddenly thrust themselves in the AFC title contender discussion and get to take on a struggling Jets team in Week 8.

Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts, 10 a.m., CBS

The Tennessee Titans looked very good in a dismantling of the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7. The Colts looked improved in a win over the 49ers.

Los Angeles Rams at Houston Texans, 10 a.m., Fox

The Rams struggled with the Detroit Lions in Week 7. Will they have any problems with the Houston Texans in Week 8?

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns, 10 a.m., CBS

Both of these teams could really use a win to avoid falling further behind the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens.

Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions, 10 a.m., Fox

Is this the week the the Lions break through for their first week of the season after playing the Rams close in Week 7?

San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears, 10 a.m., Fox

The San Francisco 49ers were among the NFC favorites before the season. They have not played anything like it so far this season.

Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons, 10 a.m., Fox

The Panthers and Falcons seem to be going in different directions with Carolina struggling and Atlanta suddenly looking much improved.

Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills, 10 a.m., CBS

Will the Bills get back on track after their bye week? The Dolphins have lost a lot of very close games so far this season.

Sunday late games

New England Patriots at Los Angeles Chargers, 1:05 p.m., CBS

Mac Jones is improving. Can he help the Patriots win a shootout with the Chargers in Los Angeles?

Jacksonville Jaguars at Seattle Seahawks, 1:05 p.m., CBS

The 1-5 Jaguars have a great chance to pick up their second win of the season against the Seahawks without Russell Wilson.

Washington Football Team at Denver Broncos, 1:25 p.m., Fox

Both of these teams are really struggling so the good news is that one of them will in all likelihood win this game. Which team will it be?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints, 1:25 p.m., Fox

The Buccaneers are rolling. Can the Saints keep up with them and make a statement in this game?

Sunday Night Football

Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings, 5:20 p.m., NBC

Both of these teams were off last week, so they have had plenty of time to prepare for this prime time showdown. Will we see a classic?

Monday Night Football

New York Giants at Kansas City Chiefs, 5:15 p.m., ESPN

The Chiefs have not looked like the Chiefs so far this season. Do they start to turn things around against a Giants team that really stepped up in Week 7?

The Baltimore Ravens and Las Vegas Raiders are on a bye in Week 8.
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Re: NFL Week 8 Thread

NFL Broadcast Maps :
https://506sports.com/nfl.php?yr=2021&wk=8
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Re: NFL Week 8 Thread

Mike White to start at QB for the J-E-T--S. Over/Under on White Lotus jokes during the game?
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Fuck JJ Watt needs shoulder surgery and may be out for year. Shit fuck shit
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The offensive juggernaut that is the Chicago Bears are currently averaging 124 yards passing per game...

Even if they somehow manage to put up 300 passing yards for the next 5 consecutive games they still cannot average over 200 yards passing a game.
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Re: NFL Week 8 Thread

For those who missed it, Saints reacquired Mark Ingram from the Texans.
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Originally Posted by ~~ PAL ~~ View Post
The offensive juggernaut that is the Chicago Bears are currently averaging 124 yards passing per game...
Amazing they still managed to win 3 games with a stat like that.
And it's not like the games they lost brought the average down all that much since they only had 83, 185 and 109 yards passing in the 3 wins.
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Fuck JJ Watt needs shoulder surgery and may be out for year. Shit fuck shit
Sadly, out for the season.
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Was he playing well? I hadnít heard much.
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He looked like the 2011 JJ Watt against the 49ers but that is not hard to do.

Not a lot of great matchups in the late Sun window
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
Not a lot of great matchups in the late Sun window
Pats vs Bolts, Saints vs Bucs both look to be good games.
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Obviously, tonight should be a good one.
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Was he playing well? I hadnít heard much.
Not paying attention much. Was having an excellent year. Anchored the D well. Cards are near top of every defensive metric.
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Originally Posted by Decker View Post
Pats vs Bolts, Saints vs Bucs both look to be good games.

Saints have no chance with Winston and Pats vs Bolts was a awful terrible TNF game in 2020 where the Pats won by 30 points.
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Wow, that was a great interception.
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Wow, what a game. What a deflating loss for the Cards. And Murray looked gimpy walking off the field.

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What a fuck up that was.

Good game. Thursday night games are no long guaranteed crapfests.
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Hate when such a good game ends on a total brain fart like that. Cardinals really showed some heart there, taking over inside their own 1 (and on the first play, the RB was met in the end zone but fought through to avoid the safety) and marching the literal length of the field only to have it end because AJ Green wasn't even looking for the ball.

Would have been an interesting OT, or, a lot of second guessing why the Packers didn't take the easy 3 to make Arizona score a touchdown.
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What a BS ending. I hope we find out that Green didn't know the damn play. Awful.

Probably won't matter anyway. Tampa Bay is too talented. Cowboys, Packers & the shit fuck Rams aren't gonna beat them in the playoffs.
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Maybe it will be the Packers vs Tampa again in the NFC Championship.

A awful week for the Cardinals losing Watt and this game and they have a 3rd string center.
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Re: NFL Week 8 Thread

Just watched the 4th Q off DVR.

I don't get how they reversed that A. Jones TD. They called it TD on the field and there was no clear replay to overturn it.

And then that Murray 1st down to make it 1st and goal - they didn't even measure it when it was spotted clearly short.
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^ Yup! You're right in both cases.
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Just watched the 4th Q off DVR.

I don't get how they reversed that A. Jones TD. They called it TD on the field and there was no clear replay to overturn it.

And then that Murray 1st down to make it 1st and goal - they didn't even measure it when it was spotted clearly short.
Yeah the Jones TD overturn was really puzzling. I'm sure a lot of interested observers are having a hard time getting "over" it today.

Also agree they do seem to be kinda loosey-goosey with when to measure first downs these days. I have no data to back this up but it sure seems to me that measurements would happen four or five times a game in the past and now maybe once a game? And pretty much only after a 4th down play. I almost wonder if it has been discouraged in order to help keep games moving.
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Yeah the Jones TD overturn was really puzzling. I'm sure a lot of interested observers are having a hard time getting "over" it today.

Also agree they do seem to be kinda loosey-goosey with when to measure first downs these days. I have no data to back this up but it sure seems to me that measurements would happen four or five times a game in the past and now maybe once a game? And pretty much only after a 4th down play. I almost wonder if it has been discouraged in order to help keep games moving.
Yeah, I'm sure. I needed OT. I had Over AZ TT 28.5 and 24-24 to OT was my only hope of hitting that.

As for keeping games moving, just two weeks ago, they blew the whistle to stop that SEA game after the DK fumble/recovery. And that was with less time on the clock. So who knows.

That spot really wasn't even close to the yellow line and the ref just instantly waived the chains to move (maybe he should have turned around the other way to look since it was on the far side, but he never did), assuming that yellow line is 99% accurate.
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What a great win for the Pack! They easily could have had another 11 points on the Jones TD as well not not running it when they got the botched kick inside the five and settling for the FG. Team showed a lot of heart for how shorthanded they were. Hopefully they get a lot of guys back for next week.

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