Six Facts We Learned In Week 8 Of The NFL
With week 8 of the NFL season behind us, let’s review some of the key things we learned.
The Steelers offense continues to thrive without Le’Veon Bell
No one knows when Le’Veon Bell is coming back and although most expect him to be back this week after the trade deadline the Steelers offense is still thriving without him. The Steelers put up 33 points against the Browns and a big reason was James Conner who rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns. When Bell does come back to the team I would expect Conner to still be a big part of the offense.
Jameis Winston is not the long-term option for the Buccaneers
Jameis Winston was a number one overall pick, but it’s clear he isn’t the long-term answer for the team because of his decisions on and off the field. So far this season Winston has thrown for 1181 yards, six touchdowns, and ten interceptions. Against the Bengals he threw for 276 yards, a touchdown, and four interceptions. Winston is getting benched for Ryan Fitzpatrick this weekend and just maybe this was the last game that Winston will ever start for the Buccaneers.
Adam Vinatieri is the GOAT
Adam Vinatieri became the NFL’s all-time scoring leader on Sunday with a field goal in the second quarter that moved him past Morten Anderson.
He is 45 years old and it’s unclear how long he will play but when he retires he will go down as the greatest kicker of all time.
Adrian Peterson does still have something left in the tank
Heading into training camp it looked like Adrian Peterson’s career might be done but he has been a pleasant surprise for the Washington Redskins. Peterson rushed for a season-high 149 yards against the New York Giants including a 64-yard touchdown run. On the touchdown run, he showed a glimpse of the old Peterson and his success is a big reason why the Redskins are having so much success.
The Seattle Seahawks might actually be okay after all
The Seattle Seahawks had some trouble to start to the season but they have been playing a lot better football the last few weeks and have won four of the last five games with the only loss coming against the Rams, a game where they played really well.
Russell Wilson is playing really well and has thrown three touchdowns in each of the last three games. He has also not turned the ball over and that has really helped the Seahawks play.
Ty Montgomery isn’t very aware of his surroundings
After fumbling on the crucial kickoff that cost the Green Bay Packers the game on teammate said that Ty Montgomery was instructed to stay in the end zone and he did it because he was trying to get back at the coaches.
Montgomery insisted that wasn’t the case saying he wasn’t sure if he was actually in the end zone when he caught the ball but watching the replay it looks pretty clear that he is still in the end zone. Either way it cost Aaron Rodgers and the Packers a chance to complete a two-minute drive to win the game.