By Jordan Johnson
Week 8 in the NFL was full of excitement as there were many games that will factor into playoff seeding and positioning. The most exciting game came Sunday Night when the Dallas Cowboys rallied from a 23-13 deficit in the 4th quarter to beat the Philadelphia Eagles. Dak Prescott lead the offense on a great drive in overtime that ended the game when he threw the GW TD to Jason Witten. Dak threw for 2 Touchdowns in the game and running back Zeke Elliot added 96 yards on 22 carries on the ground. The final score was 29-23 OT. The Cowboys improved to 6-1 while the Eagles dropped to 4-3.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott throwing a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night. Photo courtesy of ESPN.com
That wasn’t the only good game. The Raiders got the job done beating the Tampa Bay Bucs 30-24 in OT. Raiders QB Derek Carr became the 17th QB to throw for 500 yards in a game as he threw for 513 in the game. WR Seth Roberts caught the GW TD from Carr as the Raiders improved to 6-2 on the year. The final score was 30-24 OT.
Raiders WR Seth Roberts celebrates after scoring the game winning TD for the Raiders. Photo courtesy of tampabay.com
On Monday night, the Chicago Bears who now sit at 2-6 shocked the Minnesota Vikings who now sit at 5-2. This is a game where Bears running back Jordan Howard rushed for 153 yards which is surprising considering the Vikings are in the Top 10 for least rushing yards allowed. The Bears also got a boost from QB Jay Cutler who returned after missing the past 5 games with a sprained thumb. The Vikings struggled on offense as QB Sam Bradford was sacked 5 times and fumbled once. The final score was 20-10.
Bears QB Jay Cutler during Monday Night’s win over the Minnesota Vikings. Photo courtesy of chicago.suntimes.com
Our local Reskins played the Cincinnati Bengals across the pond in London. They ended up in a tie 27-27. Redskins Kicker Dustin Hopkins missed a potential GW kick in the Overtime. Their record now stands at 4-3-1 as they head into a Bye Week. They are right in the thick of the NFC East race. Notable injuires that happened over the week are Chiefs QB Alex Smith who suffered a concussion in Sunday’s win over the Colts, Colts star CB Vontae Davis exited Sundays loss with a concussion, Redskins receiver Desean Jackson exited Sunday’s game against the Bengals that looked serious although the severity of it has not been officially determined.
Redskins Kicker Dustin Hopkins walking off the field after Sunday’s tie. Photo courtesy of the Washington Post.