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Takeaways From Week Eight of the NFL Season

Is there trouble in Kansas City? What else happened in the eighth week of the NFL season?

  • When the Saints Go Marching In: Perhaps New Orleans is fine without Drew Brees, after all. Despite losing Jameis Winston, the Saints defeated the defending champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 36-27. It was an all-around great game for turnovers for the Big Easy, with three (including a game-closing pick-six from P.J. Williams) to seal the deal. While the Bucs are still top dog, keep an eye on New Orleans, especially since they're getting Michael Thomas back very soon.

  • Pack Attack! Even without Davante Adams, the Green Bay Packers found a way to upset the Arizona Cardinals, 24-21. Like the Saints, the Pack forced three turnovers in the game that included a game-sealing interception. It was Aaron Rodgers finding his old buddy, Randall Cobb, that helped as well. The duo connected for two touchdowns, propelling the Cheeseheads to the top of the NFC.

  • Paper Tigers? Somehow, the New York Jets beat another playoff contender in Cincinnati, 34-31. However, that raises an alarm for the Cincinnati Bengals, who ALSO caused three turnovers. Still, the Bengals allowed 511 total yards and 32 1st downs to a Mike White-led team, causing major concern for Cincy fans. Cincinnati also has games coming up against the Browns, Raiders, Steelers, and Chargers. Will this be a problem come January?

Top Five Power Rankings

  1. Green Bay Packers

  2. Arizona Cardinals

  3. Los Angeles Rams

  4. Dallas Cowboys

  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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