NFL Week 8 review

The Saints had a come from behind victory on Sunday against the Bears.

The Saints had a come from behind victory on Sunday against the Bears.

Tyler Cosier, Staff Writer

This past Sunday had some interesting scores. For example, the Chiefs blowing out the Jets, 35-9, as well as the Colts beating down the Lions, 41-21.

Patrick Mahomes had a tremendous comeback performance by his standards. He threw for 416 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions. Travis Kelce, Mecole Hardman, and Demarcus Robinson caught a touchdown from Mahomes. Tyreek Hill caught two receiving touchdowns from Mahomes. On the Jets’ side of things, Sam Darnold didn’t look sharp. He threw for only 133 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. With the stellar performance by Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs ended up blowing out the Jets and sent them to 0-8.

Phillip Rivers went out and played a gutsy game on the road against the Lions. He threw for 262 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Jack Doyle caught a touchdown pass from Rivers. Nyheim Hines had two receiving touchdowns from Rivers. On the opposite end, Matthew Stafford had a better game as far as passing yards. He threw for 336 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Kerryon Johnson had a receiving touchdown from Matthew Stafford. Marvin Jones Jr had two receiving touchdowns from Stafford. Kenny Moore II had the lone interception for the Colts. With Hines’ two receiving touchdowns, he led the Colts to victory over the Lions.

Drew Brees keeps making history with his performances. He threw for 280 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Jared Cook and Taysom Hill each caught a touchdown pass from Brees. In contrary, Nick Foles didn’t have a superb performance. He threw for 272 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Marshon Lattimore had the lone interception for the Saints. With Drew Brees throwing for more yards and not throwing an interception, he led the Saints to victory over the Bears. The Saints won, 26-23.

Ben Roethlisberger had a decent performance against the Ravens. He threw for 182 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Eric Ebron and Chase Claypool both had receiving touchdowns from Roethlisberger. On the other hand, Lamar Jackson didn’t dominate like Roethlisberger. He threw for 208 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Miles Boykin and Marquise Brown had a receiving touchdown pass from Lamar Jackson. Robert Spillane and Alex Highsmith had the interceptions for the Steelers. Despite Roethlisberger throwing for fewer yards than Lamar Jackson, he led the Steelers to victory over the Ravens. The Steelers won, 28-24.

Next week could decide some of the playoff seeding. For example, the Saints play the Bucs Sunday night. This game could decide who wins the NFC South. The Bears play the Titans, and the Ravens play the Colts. These games could be important because they may decide who wins the AFC South.