Week 8 NFC Recap

Panthers 31 (4-3) @ Buccaneers 13 (0-7)

Its true, its true!! These Carolina Panthers are 4-3 and in 2nd place in the NFC South. You saw that coming? I did not. Part of there early season success  as a team is that the 1st 7 games of the season, the defense has allowed zero 1st half touchdowns. Panthers running back Williams had 8 carries for 43 yards with his 1st TD of the season. QB Cam Newton handled business on the big stage. He had 50 rushing yards in the game with his 25th rushing TD of his career. That made him the 1st player in NFL history to get 50 or more passing TD’s and 25 or more rushing TD’s in a span of 3 seasons. Newton’s total tally for the game was 271 yards total with 3 TD’s. Wide Out T. Ginn had 5 receptions for 80 yards. Carolina is at home next week against the Falcons.

The Buccaneers are playing nothing less than stinky boo boo football. They played 7 games and lost all 7 of them. Quarterback M. Glennon went 30 of 51 for 275 yards with one touchdown. Running back M. James ran the ball 10 times for 39 yards. Wide receiver V. Jackson had 5 catches for 79 yards. Lets all wish the win less Buccaneers the best when the travel to Seattle next week.

Cowboys 30 (4-4) @ Lions 31 (5-3)

The Lions are very well in the mix in the NFC North. The Stafford to Johnson combination has to be the best in the NFL today. Speaking  of Calvin Johnson, he had 14 receptions for 329 yards and a touchdown. With that Johnson had his 5th career game with 200 plus yards receiving witch ties an NFL record. That was also the 2nd most receiving yards in a game all-time. Quarterback M. Stafford went silly with 488 yards passing on 33 of 48 completions with a touchdown with 2 interceptions. The running game was lead by Mr. Bush with 21 carries for 92 yards and a touchdown. The Lions will take this win and rest next week.

Don’t you just hate it when you lead a ball game then lose it at the end? Whelp, that actually happen. With that being said, the Cowboys still have chance to win the NFC East. Wide Receiver T. Williams had 2 catches for 64 yards and one TD. Williams now has 4 straight games with a TD. That is a Rookie record by the way. Wide out mate Dez Bryant had 3 receptions for 72 yards with 2 TD’s. Romo went 14 of 30 for 206 yards and 3 touchdowns passes. Randle ran the ball 14 times for 26 yards. The Boys will welcome the Vikings next week.

Bills 17 (3-5) @ Saints 35 (6-1)

The NFC South division leading  Saints offense is ranked 6th in the NFL. TE Jimmy Graham had 2 TD catches . Rookie WR Kenny Stills had caught 2 TD passes himself. Bress was cash money as usual going 26 of 34 for 332 yards with 5 touchdown passes on the day. New Orleans will keep it marching to the Meadowland  to play dem J-E-T-S  JETS! JETS! JETS!

Fred Jackson had 45 yards rushing and a touchdown. QB Thad Lewis had 234 yards passing with 3 turnovers. Threw the ball 39 times and completed 22 of those attempts with one touchdown pass and one interception. Now after the Bills get there ends handed to them by the Saints, next week they go home to face the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs. It should be a fun one……. for the Chiefs that is.

Giants 15 (2-6) @ Eagles 7 (3-5)

Nothing negative to report on the Giants for once. New York won there 1st road game in 8 trys.  Eli Manning didn’t throw an intersection! But the 2 time Superbowl champ didn’t throw a touchdown pass either. He went 25 of 39 for 246 yards. The G-Men can take this win and celebrate with a bye.

Then there are the Eagles. Coming to find out, Vick is still not healthy and was pulled from the game…….. again. Vick had 3 interceptions on the season with another in the game before before leaving. He also went 6 of 9 for 31 yards. This means QB Matt Barkley would have to come in the game in the 2nd quarter. Barkley went 17 of 26 for 158 yards and a pick. The Eagles have lost there last 10 games at home and haven’t scored an offensive TD in 8 quarters. With the Eagles quarterbacks being not healthy, not good or both, the Raiders have a chance to win at home in the O-A-K.

Falcons 13 (2-5) @ Cardinals 27 (4-4)

Matt Ryan is a quarterback Arizona likes to play apparently. They picked the man off 5 times alone last season. Rashad Johnson had 2 picks himself. I will get to Ryan in a moment. Andre Ellington ran the ball 15 times for 154 yards and a touchdown. 80 of those 154 yards was a touchdown run that is tied for the 3rd longest run in Cardinals history. In other history making news, Larry Fitzgerald became the youngest player to reach 800 career receptions at the age of 30. The man had 4 catches for 48 yards and a touchdown. So what will the Cardinals be doing next week? Resting.

The dirty birds have been nothing less than a mess. As for Mr. Ryan, 34 of 61 passing for 301 yards, one touchdown pass but 4 interceptions. The Falcons QB’s 1st 6 games of the season only recorded 3 INT’s by the way. Now the Falcons will travel back to the other side of America to visit a surprising Carolina Panthers team.

Packers 44 (5-2) @ Vikings 31 (1-6)

Aaron Rodgers  was on Que with his passing completions. 24 of 29 for 285 yards with 2 TD passes. Green Bay scored everytime they had the ball until there final possession that sealed there victory with a kneel down. The Packers will battle another division team known as the Chicago Bears next week at home.

Rookie WR Cordarrellle Patterson had an 109 yard TD return on the opening kickoff. That’s an NFL record. In other Viking news, Christian Ponder went 14 of 21 for 145 yards. Now the Vikings will take a road trip to Jerry’s world to face the Cowboys next week.

Seahawks 14 (7-1) @ Rams 9 (3-5)

The Seahawks continue to fly high even on the big stage of Monday Night Football. Sherman continues to catch passes like a receiver. He now has 4 interceptions on the season. Russell Wilson had 10 passes completed out of 18 attempts for 2 touchdowns. Now Seattle will go home to face the Buccaneers next week. I smell another win for the Seahawks………..

Besides the Rams overall losing the game, QB Kellen Clemens had 2 turnovers in the 1st half. Overall Clemens went 15 of 31 for 158 yards with 2 INT’s. As for the good news, St. Louis defense had 7 sacks. Chris Long had 3 sacks. Robert Quinn had 7 sacks on the season entering there PRIMETIME  contest. Quinn had 3 sacks himself on the night. Next week the Rams will welcome the Titans.