NFL Game Rankings: Week 8
But as we all know, you can throw the records out the window in this league, as anyone is capable of victory each and every Sunday. Unless, of course, you're the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Let's discuss the five most intriguing games of the week:
5. Miami Dolphins (3-3) at New England Patriots (5-2) - 1 PM ET, CBS
After handing the Saints their first loss of the season, many thought the Patriots were back on the right track after stumbling against Cincinnati the week before. However, the Pats allowed the Jets to hang around and eventually win the game in overtime. That turn of events has brought up even questions about the effectiveness of Tom Brady and the New England offense. Luckily, Bill Belichick's team goes up against a Miami team this week that has lost three straight since starting 3-0. The Patriots won't fix all of their problems this week, but they should at least make some type of progress in a win over the Dolphins.
4. Cleveland Browns (3-4) at Kansas City Chiefs (7-0) - 1 PM ET, CBS
The streak continues for Andy Reid's Chiefs, as they're a win away from being halfway to a perfect season. The chances of KC going 16-0 are rather slim, but starting 9-0 may in fact be a lock with the Browns and Bills up next. Jason Campbell will get the start at quarterback for Cleveland, and there's really no way of knowing how that will turn out. The Browns might have had the confidence to beat the Chiefs several weeks ago before Brian Hoyer went down with a torn ACL, but this isn't several weeks ago. Still, look for Cleveland to keep it interesting for a while.
3. Dallas Cowboys (4-3) at Detroit Lions (4-3) - 1 PM ET, FOX
We've got a potential shootout in Detroit, with both Tony Romo and Matthew Stafford capable of leading their respective offenses to a ton of points. The whole Dez Bryant vs. Calvin Johnson drama throughout the week could make for an interesting showing by both players on Sunday, as they battle to try and outdo one another. The Cowboys have been playing very good football the past three weeks, and I think a late drive from Romo gives Dallas an impressive road win in Detroit.
2. Washington Redskins (2-4) at Denver Broncos (6-1) - 4:25 PM ET, FOX
It's going to be interesting to see how the Broncos rebound from a tough loss in Indianapolis. With all the 'Peyton's return to Indy' hoopla over with, Denver should be a little more focused this week. And they certainly better be since the Redskins and Robert Griffin III gained a little confidence last week in a win over the Bears. When RG3 is at the top of his game, few defenses can stop him. I would expect the Broncos to return to form on Sunday, but it'll be interesting to see how successful they are at containing RG3.
1. New York Jets (4-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-2) - 4:05 PM ET, CBS
Before the season started, no one saw this being the game to watch in week eight. But that's the case here, with the Jets and Bengals sporting winning records and playing quite well right now. The Bengals are in control of the AFC North, while the Jets are quickly catching up to the Patriots after beating them last weekend. The outcome of this game will depend on how well Geno Smith takes care of the ball. Most of us already know that the Bengals are for real. If the Jets can go on the road and win this game, then we'll have no choice but to throw them in that category as well.
Which game are you looking forward to most this week in the NFL? Let us know by commenting below!