The National Football League has entered week eight and one game, the Thursday night game, had one of the biggest margins of victory. The Carolina Panthers kept the Tampa Bay Buccaneers seeking by beating the Bucs, 31-13; Tampa Bay hasn’t won a game yet in 2013. The other big winners in week eight were the Cincinnati Bengals, the San Francisco 49ers, the Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints.
The top victory of week eight goes to the Cincinnati Bengals who absolutely crushed the New York Jets 49-6. Andy Dalton of the Bengals threw five touchdown passes and Cincinnati scored in all four quarters.
Not far behind in the crushing-your-opponent mode goes to San Francisco who went to Wembley Stadium in London where they secretly kept the Jacksonville Jaguars perfectly inefficient by beating them, 42-10. Jacksonville is now 0-8 in 2013. San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick threw just sixteen passes in the rout. The 49ers scored in all four quarters.
The Denver Broncos had no problem at all with the Washington Redskins beating them, 45-24. The Broncos are now 7-1 but trail the 8-0 Kansas City Chiefs in their own division. The Broncos scored the last 38 points of the game including 31 fourth quarter points as they won going, running away. Peyton Manning, yawn, again threw four touchdown passes.
On Thursday night the Carolina Panthers kept the Tampa Bay Buccaneers without a win in 2013 beating the beleaguered Buccaneers, 31-13. Tampa Bay is 0-7 on the 2013 season. Tampa Bay lost its fourth home game in 2013; rookie Bucs quarterback Mike Glennon threw the ball all day going 30-51 for 275 yards. Tampa Bay only found the end zone once however.
In another 18-point victory the New Orleans Saints beat the Buffalo Bills, 35-17. The Saints led 28-10 after three quarters and coasted to victory. Drew Brees had a great day by fans’ standards: he was 26-34 for 332 yards and threw five touchdown passes. The total yardage was not near his best number ever.
Manning for gold
Peyton Manning and his Broncos scored the last 38 points of the game against the Redskins including 31 in the fourth quarter as the Denver Broncos quarterback threw four touchdown passes.
Hennebody out there?
Chad Henne had his hands full today in Wembley Stadiun in London as the Jacksonville Jaguars had to take on the defending NFC champs, the San Francisco 49ers.
Andy Dalton led the top-scoring team of week eight; Dalton threw five touchdown passes against the Jets. His Bengals scored in all four quarters.
Cam Newton didn’t have a great game in week eight but his team faced the punchless Tampa Bay Buccaneers and despite being on the road his Panthers came up with an 18-point victory.
Breesin’ in the room
Drew Brees had another of his great games as his Saints coasted to an easy victory against Buffalo. Brees threw five touchdown passes in the New Orleans victory.