Wed. Dec 7th, 2022

It’s Week 8 of the 2022 NFL season, and we’re keeping you updated on all the action and biggest storylines throughout the day. The Week 8 slate has some fantastic matchups and storylines, and we’re here to help you watch it unfold. Check back often to find out everything you need to know.

Week 8 schedule

Thursday

Ravens 27, Buccaneers 22 (Takeaways)

Sunday 

Broncos 21, Jaguars 17 (Takeaways)
Panthers at Falcons, 1 p.m. ET (Preview)
Bears at Cowboys, 1 p.m. ET (Preview)
Dolphins at Lions, 1 p.m. ET (Preview)
Cardinals at Vikings, 1 p.m. ET (Preview)
Raiders at Saints, 1 p.m. ET (Preview)
Patriots at Jets, 1 p.m. ET (Preview)
Steelers at Eagles, 1 p.m. ET (Preview)
Titans at Texans, 4:05 p.m. ET (Preview)
Commanders at Colts, 4:25 p.m. ET (Preview)
49ers at Rams, 4:25 p.m. ET (Preview)
Giants at Seahawks, 4:25 p.m. ET (Preview)
Packers at Bills, 8:20 p.m. ET (Preview)

Monday

Bengals at Browns, 8:15 p.m. ET (Preview)

THREE FIRST-HALF TDS

A.J. Brown is unstoppable! Five receptions. 113 yards. THREE TOUCHDOWNS. All in the first 25 minutes of game action. 

Kamara finds the end zone (twice)

The Saints came to play against the Raiders on Sunday, and Alvin Kamara has gotten it done on the ground and through the air. He’s already got two touchdowns as the Raiders look lost in New Orleans.

Steelers trickeration!

Matt Canada has been one of the more vanilla play-callers in the NFL this season, but he dialed up a well-timed trick play versus the Eagles. Chase Claypool took the jet sweep, but instead of heading for the front-left pylon, he lofted a left-handed pass to full back Derek Watt for the one-yard score.

Ankle-breaker

Ezekiel Elliott should be very, and I mean VERY, worried about his starting running back job. Tony Pollard, who’s been the much more efficient runner for years now, is shouldering the load Sunday with Elliott out with an injury, and Pollard has been great in the first half. His 18-yard touchdown scamper was one of just a few runs where he made Bears defenders look silly.

A.J. Brown x2

Jalen Hurts and A.J. Brown are feeling themselves in the first half against the Steelers. For the second time already, the duo connected for a long score, this time with Hurts delivering a perfect throw that landed graciously into the arms of Brown with a defender in tight coverage.

The Lions are a different offense with D’Andre Swift on the field, and it’s showing early on against the Dolphins. Swift, who missed the past three games with a shoulder injury, has already found the end zone, catching a pass on an arrow route and bursting across the goal line from seven yards out.

Dak dealing

The Bears delivered by far their best performance of the season on “Monday Night Football” against the Patriots. It’s been much more difficult this week, as Prescott is already 10-for-11 passing for 108 yards, a rushing touchdown and this passing score to CeeDee Lamb.

Wilson –> Wilson

This is the connection Jets fans hope to see a lot more of in years to come. Rolling out right, former No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson uncorked a beautiful pass that cut through the air and landed right into the hands of former No. 10 overall pick Garrett Wilson for a huge gain.

Hurts airs it out

If anyone thought the Eagles would come out of their bye week rusty, they could not be more wrong. After forcing a three-and-out to start the game, Philadelphia almost immediately got on the scoreboard with Jalen Hurts connecting with A.J. Brown for a 39-yard score. Brown just wanted it more, jumping in between two Steelers defenders to snag the ball for the touchdown.

Cousins with the WHEELS

Kirk Cousins … running for a touchdown … from 17 yards out?! On a play that started with Cousins running for his life to avoid the sack, he turned up field and saw nothing but green grass in front of him. And with the end zone within reach, Cousins dived across the goal line to put Minnesota ahead.

Dak runs it in

The Cowboys looked SHARP on their opening drive against the Bears. They marched 75 yards on 11 plays and opened the scoring, courtesy of Dak Prescott’s zone-read keeper from seven yards out. Prescott also completed four of his five passes for 39 yards on the possession.

Immediate INT

Marcus Mariota’s 29th birthday is not off to a great start. On just his second pass of the game, he went for it all to Damiere Byrd deep down the middle of the field. The only problem was that Donte Jackson was running the route with Byrd, and it was Jackson who came up with the interception in stride to give the Panthers possession.

Prove it or lose it

It’s been a chaotic, unpredictable first seven weeks across the NFL. I mean the Giants are 6-1, while the Rams, 49ers, Buccaneers and Packers are either .500 or worse. And now that we’ve almost reached the midpoint of the season, preseason expectations mean less and less. At this point, teams are more likely what they are than what we thought they would be heading into the year.

However, I’m a nice guy, so I’ll give these teams one more chance. Welcome to “prove-it” week.

Can the Rams break their streak of regular-season nightmares against the 49ers? Or will the reigning Super Bowl champions and their anemic offense fall to 3-4?

Can the Patriots bounce back from Monday night’s ugly loss to beat a Jets team they’ve beaten 12 straight times? Or will New England put on a horror show for its fans for the second straight week?

And lastly, can the lifeless Packers come back from the dead to upset the Super Bowl favorite Bills? Or has the witchcraft of back-to-back MVP Aaron Rodgers and Matt LaFleur run its course?

In the midst of five losses in their past six games, the Buccaneers (3-5) are staring at a scary proposition: missing the playoffs. Will fellow preseason NFC Super Bowl endure the same fate?





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