Five things we learned from week 8 of the NFL

Geno Smith at NFL Draft

Another week has been completed and once again we have a few things that we learnt to share with you.

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Jets can’t get any consistency going this season

The New York Jets haven’t won back-to-back games this season but they have managed to find themselves at 4-4, something that no one thought they could achieve at this point in the season. It seems to be a trend that Rex Ryan’s side are backing up every impressive with an equally poor loss. It’s the kind of ups and downs you have with a rookie starting quarterback but they will be up against Drew Brees and he New Orleans Saints

The Lions offense can cause teams lots of problems

We know Detroit’s offense is very high powered and can put up points in bunches but what they did against the Cowboys, specifically Calvin Johnson, means that they will be a threat to anyone during the rest of the season and maybe even the playoffs. Johnson had 329 receiving yards as the Lions overcame the Cowboys with a last second touchdown. Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson’s partnership will be a match for any defense in the NFL.

Broncos answer critics with big win against Redskins

There was a moment at the start of the second when Washington scored 21 points in a matter of a few plays and took a 14 point lead on Peyton Manning and the Broncos. There was talk of a Denver collapse after losing to the Colts in the previous week but quick as a flash Denver were back in it with two touchdowns. Not only is their offense high scoring but also it is a quick strike offense, they overwhelm teams with their tempo. Denver seem to have got over their first loss of the season quickly, a worrying sign for the rest of the NFL.

No one can take charge of the NFC East

After Dallas beat the Eagles in week 7 to take first place in the NFC east we all thought that this would trigger a winning run from the Cowboys. Dallas went and lost to the Lions meaning that, yet again, there are no winning records in the east with each team having a reasonable chance of claiming the division title. It is still all to play for in the division that many were calling the strongest in the NFL before the season started and one in which no one seems to want to take hold of.

Patriots keep on winning

I don’t know what it is about Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots but they keep on winning ball games when all logic points to them having quite an average roster adding to the fact that Tom Brady not playing up to his usual standards. But here they stand with a record of 6-2 and hold a firm grip of the AFC east with yet another playoff spot. After they lost to the Jets in week 7 everyone believed that would be the moment that the season started to peter out, but that wasn’t to be and I wouldn’t bet against them having a deep playoff run.

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