Week 8 of the NFL left fans with plenty to discuss. A few teams dealt with losing their starting quarterbacks, and an upset in New Orleans shocked Tampa Tom. The season has hit the halfway point, and teams are starting to feel a sense of urgency. Let’s recap what happened in the Sunday slate of games.
No QB’s, No Problem
First up: New Orleans Beats The Champs
PICK-6 for the WIN!
— Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) October 31, 2021
Four teams were without their starting QBs on Sunday. All four teams ate a W 27-36. First up, the New Orleans Saints. Playing in the Superdome is always a challenging game for opposing teams. Even for a guy like Tom Brady. Saints QB Jameis Winston went down with an apparent knee injury early in the game. Backup QB Trevor Siemian did just enough to pull off the huge upset with massive help from the Saints’ defense. Brady finished the game with 3 turnovers, including 2 INTs and 1 fumble.
Next Up: J-E-T-S
— PFF (@PFF) October 31, 2021
In a game that nobody excepted, except pessimistic Bengals fans, the New York football Jets pulled off a huge upset. First-time starter Mike White dazzled in his debut, upsetting a hot Bengals team 31-34. White finished his monster day with 405 yds and 3 TDs. White has already been named the starter for the Jets Week 9 Thursday night matchup with the Indianapolis Colts. Is Zach Wilson on the hot seat?
Last Up: Cooper Rush Gets His Moment In The Light
COOPER RUSH 🚀 CEDRICK WILSON
— PFF (@PFF) November 1, 2021
The Cowboys waited until pregame to announce that starting QB Dak Prescott would be unavailable for their Sunday night game with the Minnesota Vikings. Insert Cooper Rush. Another QB making his first career start, Rush, gave the Cowboys and his family a night they will never forget. The Cowboys took home a 20-16 victory, including a game-winning pass from Rush late in the fourth. Rush did just enough to keep the Cowboys firing as one of the hottest teams in the NFC.
Time For Panic In Cleveland?
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 31, 2021
Expectations were high going into this season for the Cleveland Browns, and rightfully so. At the halfway point of the season, the Browns sit at .500 after a painful loss to hated rival Pittsburgh 10-15. For most of the game, the Browns offense struggled with starting QB Baker Mayfield dealing with every injury a person can have with his non-throwing shoulder. The Browns look up at every team in the AFC North standings. Cleveland will need to dig deep if they still have playoff aspirations.
Titans Win But Possibly Lose Henry
— NFL (@NFL) October 31, 2021
The best game of the early slate action on Sunday was the Titans and Colts. The Titans were taken to their limits that resulted in kicker Randy Bullock nailing the game-winner in OT to take home a 34-31 victory. However, terrible news was reported Monday morning with Titans RB Derrick Henry possibly dealing with a season-ending foot injury. If Henry is unavailable for the rest of the season, the Titans Super Bowl dreams could soon be a distant memory.