Well, to say that the Baltimore Ravens beat the Miami Dolphins would certainly be an understatement of the century. They absolutely crushed them with the final score, Ravens 40 – Dolphins 00. It’s almost as if they had a pre-planned schedule to play to as well, because at halftime they were halfway there at 20-00.
The Dolphins looked like they might actually get a score on the board when they were in scoring range after a couple of good passes by Matt Moore. But, the drive was stalled and a 50-yard field goal was missed by Cody Parkey.
There was a nasty and scary situation late in the second quarter when Ravens Flacco slid for the first down but received a nasty knock by Kiki Alonso, leaving Flacco with a concussion. Both teams got into a scuffle after the incident while Flacco headed straight to the medical tent.
Jimmy Smith scored the final defensive touchdown to seal the Dolphins’ fate … well, that was sealed well before the final score.
Injuries That End A Season For Some
Zach Miller, the Chicago Bears TE suffered a crippling knee injury in the game at New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The real kicker (no pun intended) was that he suffered the knee injury on what was initially declared a touchdown. It was then overturned by the replay officials.
Miller has had surgery on the knee which was successful but quite extensive. He tore a popliteal artery and had to have a vein taken from his good leg to repair the damaged artery! He’s still got a bit of the way to go but he is in good spirits.
Sadly, he not only lost his touchdown but the Bears lost to the Saints with a final score 12 (Bears) – 20 (Saints).
Defensive End for the Texans, Christian Covington, is quite possibly out for the rest of the season from a torn bicep. That’s a real blow to the Texans who have already lost Defensive End, J.J. Watt and Outside Linebacker, Whitney Mercilus for the rest of the season.
A few minor injuries ended the game on the night for some, so we’ll keep an eye out for those next week.
A Few NFL Week 8 Highlights
We’ve been talking about how well the Chiefs have been doing … well, until they lost 2 in a row but up until then they were undefeated, but on the other end of the scale, the Cleveland Browns are yet to WIN a game. Eight straight losses. That’s gotta be soul destroying.
If there’s any consolation in it, the San Francisco 49ers are suffering the same demise – eight straight losses for them too.
Division Top Standings At End Of Week 8
Eagles are sitting pretty with seven wins and just one loss. They are currently sitting at the top of the NFC East and top of the leaderboard overall.
Next, we have four teams with six wins and two losses. they are New England Patriots (top of AFC East), Pittsburgh Steelers (top of AFC North), Kansas City Chiefs (top of AFC West), and Minnesota Vikings (top of NFC North).
Check out the full NFL standings list here.
Here’s a summary of the Week-8 results.
NFL Week 8 Results
|THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26TH|
|Miami Dolphins||00||-||40||Baltimore Ravens|
|SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29TH|
|Minnesota Vikings||33||-||16||Cleveland Browns|
|Atlanta Falcons||25||-||20||New York Jets|
|Carolina Panthers||17||-||03||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|San Francisco 49ers||10||-||33||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Chicago Bears||12||-||20||New Orleans Saints|
|San Diego Chargers||13||-||21||New England Patriots|
|Oakland Raiders||14||-||34||Buffalo Bills|
|Indianapolis Colts||23||-||24||Cincinnati Bengals|
|Houston Texans||38||-||41||Seattle Seahawks|
|Dallas Cowboys||33||-||19||Washington Redskins|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||20||-||15||Detroit Lions|
|Tennessee Titans||BYE WEEK||-||BYE WEEK||Green Bay Packers|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||BYE WEEK||-||BYE WEEK||Los Angeles Rams|
|Arizona Cardinals||BYE WEEK||-||BYE WEEK||New York Giants|
|MONDAY, OCTOBER 30th|
|Denver Broncos||-||Kansas City Chiefs|