Week eight of the NFL


Graphic by Brennan Arcement

With week eight of the National Football League concluding, the Pittsburgh Steelers remain the only undefeated team and the New York Jets remain the only team without a win this season. 

Week eight began with a National Football Conference South divisional matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers. The Falcons beat the Panthers 25-17.

Sunday’s games included divisional rivalry games between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens, the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots, the Seatle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. 

The Vikings beat their NFC North rival, the Packers, 28-22. The Bills won their game against their American Football Conference East rival, the Patriots, 24-21. The Broncos won their game against their AFC West opponent, the Los Angeles Chargers, by one point with a final score of 31-30. The Seahawks beat their NFC West rival, the 49ers, 37-27. The Eagles beat their NFC East opponent, the Cowboys, 23-9. 

The Steelers kept their eight-game winning streak when they beat their AFC North rival, the Ravens, 28-24. 

The Cincinnati Bengals won their game against the Tennessee Titans 31-20. The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the New York Jets 35-9. The Indianapolis Colts beat the Detroit Lions 41-21 and the Dolphins beat the Rams 28-17. The Las Vegas Raiders beat the Cleveland Browns 16-6. After going into overtime, the New Orleans Saints beat the Chicago Bears 26-23. 

The Monday Night Football matchup included a game between the New York Giants and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers beat the Giants 25-23.

The Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans and the Washington Football Team were on their bye week. 

AFC division leaders after week 8 include the Steelers (7-0), Chiefs (7-1), Bills (6-2) and Titans (5-2). NFC division leaders include the Seahawks (6-1), Packers (5-2), Buccaneers (6-2) and Eagles (3-4-1). 

Week nine begins Thursday with a matchup between the Packers and the 49ers. Teams that will be on their bye week include the Bengals, Browns, Rams and the Eagles.