Week 8 Fantasy Football Blog

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It’s Week 8 and we have a packed schedule of games. If you can’t watch football today, we’ve got your back. Check here for all the big plays, turnovers, and scores from the 1:00 and 4:00 pm slate of games.

INACTIVES

Calvin Ridley

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Terrace Marshall

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DeSean Jackson

Zach Wilson

Tevin Coleman

Antonio Brown

4:00 pm ET

Patriots 27 - Chargers 24

Jaguars 7 - Seahawks 31

Washington 10 - Broncos 17

Buccaneers 27 - Saints 36

(7:28) Picked off! Brady was intercepted and New Orleans took it all the way to the house! The Saints defense held firm and the Saints win at home with a backup quarterback.

(7:25) The Saints kicked a field goal to take the lead 29-27, but Brady will have 1:40 to work his magic.

(7:16) With 30 seconds to go, Gordon fumbled! Washington now has a shot at the end zone. A defensive holding call just gave them a fresh set of downs. They couldn’t come up with a touchdown and the Broncos win.

(7:14) The Saints are not giving up. They are marching down the field on the Buccaneers with just over three minutes to play and all three timeouts.

(7:12) Hunter Henry came up with the football for the Patriots against his former team. The Patriots will take the win in Los Angeles.

(7:08) The Chargers have no timeouts and just over 1:11 to put points on the board. Herbert somehow found Joshua Palmer in the end zone for his first grab of the game. The Chargers will have to go for an on-side kick.

Brady will do as Brady does with a 50-yard touchdown pass to Cyril Grayson. The two-point attempt was unsuccessful but the Buccs still lead by one, 27-26.

(7:03) Washington is driving back down field after the Gordon touchdown. Heinicke is spreading the ball around to his receivers and they are in scoring position inside the ten-yard line.

The Saints had to settle for a field goal to extend their lead by five over Tampa Bay.

(7:00) Nick Folk made it a ten point game for the Patriots over the Chargers. There is only 2:23 left and a two-score deficit for Los Angeles.

(6:57) An on-side kick attempt by the Jaguars resulted in a Travis Homer touchdown for the Seahawks. It’s just that kind of day for Jacksonville today.

(6:53) The Broncos finally took the lead with another touchdown by Melvin Gordon.

(6:48) Blewitt’s kick was blocked again! They are still tied at 10-10.

(6:45) The Chargers need to put a solid drive together with ten minutes to play and down by seven. Herbert has been uncharacteristically inaccurate.

(6:40) Wow! Brady let it fly to Mike Evans for 41-yard touchdown. They trail the Saints by only two points at 21-23.

Herbert just threw a pick-six and the Patriots are ahead of the Chargers 24-17 after a successful two-point conversion to Jakobi Meyers.

(6:37) Brandon McManus’ 53-yard field attempt was no good. The Broncos and Washington remained tied 10-10.

(6:33) It seems like the Chargers are starting nearly every drive in terrible field position. An offensive holding call backed them up even further to the eight-yard line. Now, this is interesting. Bill Belichick has challenged the ruling on the field regarding the hold. He says the penalty was in the end zone and should therefore be a safety. He lost the challenge.

(6:18) Oh, wow! What a play by Heinicke! He dropped a pass right in the breadbasket of DeAndre Carter for a Washington touchdown. They are now tied 10-10 with the Broncos.

The Buccaneers just turned the ball over again! Wait… never mind. It was ruled an incomplete pass and the Buccs will stay on offense. Brady passed to Giovanni Bernard for a Tampa Bay touchdown. They trail the Saints by nine points.

(6:14) The Patriots take the lead against the Chargers with a field goal by Nick Folk.

INJURY UPDATE: Rob Gronkowski has been ruled out for the remainder of the game with back spasms.

(6:12) The Buccaneers' staunch run defense is doing their best to keep Kamara bottled up, but penalties keep pushing them back. They are the second most penalized defense in the league coming into this game. The Saints go for it on fourth down and goal and Kamara just waltzed into the end zone. New Orleans leads 23-7.

(6:05) Siemian just aired it out to Kevin White for a big gain. There will be a lot of names we likely won’t recognize with Siemian under center. My goodness! Under pressure, Siemian threw a dart to Deonte Harris while off-balance for a first down.

(5:55) A physical touchdown run from Damien Harris was taken off the board due to an offensive holding call. Kendrick Bourne lost the football on the same drive and the Chargers recovered on their 37-yard line.

(5:51) Another touchdown for Metcalf puts the Seahawks ahead of the Jags, 24-0.

(5:46) Brady just threw another interception and the Saints are looking at first and goal. With Ingram reunited with his former head coach and Alvin Kamara, Siemian may not need to do much at QB. Fullback Alex Armah was the recipient of a one-yard touchdown pass. The extra point was no good, but the Saints lead 16-7.

(5:29) Broncos just sacked WFT QB Taylor Heinicke for a loss of ten yards. They lead 10-3 thanks to a touchdown by Melvin Gordon and a field goal by Brandon McManus. WFT is struggling to get anything going on offense. They picked off Heinicke after a Hail Mary attempt with seconds winding down in the first half.

(5:27) The Saints defense is making life hard for Brady and the Buccaneers. After nearly getting sacked, Brady fumbled and the Saints recover.

Not to be left out, the Patriots just recovered a tipped pass from Herbert that bounced right out of the Ekeler’s hands.

INJURY UPDATE: Trevor Siemian is warming up on the sideline after Winston was taken down and landed awkwardly on a horse-collar penalty. He was carted to the locker room.

(5:09) Smith is looking much better under center and keeps finding Lockett and Metcalf to move the chains for the Seahawks.

(5:03) Down by 14, the Jaguars go for it on fourth down with six yards to go. Lawrence was sacked and the ball came loose, but it’s ruled as an incomplete pass.

(5:01) Washington kicker, Chris Blewitt, had a field goal blocked last week and just had another one blocked by the Broncos.

(4:53) Jameis Winston found Tre’Quan Smith for a touchdown after recently coming off of an injury and Smith tossed one up to D.K. Metcalf for a Seahawks touchdown.

INJURY UPDATE: Jaguars RB James Robinson is questionable to return with an ankle injury.

(4:43) Ekeler has called for another running back to step up and help him out. Justin Jackson answered the call and just broke off a 75-yard run before being taken down just shy of the goal line. QB Justin Herbert hit WR Keenan Allen for a touchdown.

Trevor Lawrence just threw an interception and the Seahawks take back over.

(4:38) Chris Godwin opened up the scoring against the Saints with a short touchdown reception from Tom Brady.

(4:20) Backup Geno Smith found WR Tyler Lockett, but he was just shy of the touchdown. Smith rushed in the score himself to open the game against the Jaguars.

(4:12) Although listed as questionable all week, Austin Ekeler looked just fine rushing in a five-yard touchdown. The Patriots responded with a touchdown from Damien Harris to tie it up.

1:00 pm ET Final Scores

Panthers 19 - Falcons 13

Dolphins 11 - Bills 26

49ers 33 - Bears 22

Steelers 15 - Browns 10

Eagles 44 - Lions 6

Titans 34 - Colts 31

Bengals 31 - Jets 34

Rams 38 - Texans 22

(4:34) Bullock’s kick is … GOOD. Titans win the game in overtime.

(4:30) Wentz was picked off for the third time and the Titans take over near field goal range. A successful kick will win the game.

(4:24) The Colts won the toss in overtime and started on offense. They were unable to do much and were forced to punt to the Titans. The Colts run defense has been stout and Derrick Henry was bottled up behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of yards. Instead of going for it on fourth down and two to go, they punt it back to the Colts.

(4:13) The Colts are at 1st and goal thanks to a defensive pass interference call. RB Jonathan Taylor rushed in a touchdown to tie with the Titans 31-31 with 22 seconds left. Looks like we’re going into overtime.

The Jets are trying to finish off the Bengals with a first down attempt by White. They get it and they take the win.

(4:08) Josh Allen rushed in a touchdown himself to extend their lead over the Dolphins 26-11.

(4:02) The Bengals are driving down the field to try to take the lead back from the Jets, but they are forced to punt after failing to convert. The Jets are back on offense and getting ready to seal the game.

Oh no, Carson Wentz! Why? He was falling backward about to get sacked in the end zone and he tossed up the ball. It was intercepted and the Titans scored to take the lead.

(3:59) Joey Slye added three on the board to extend the 49ers' lead over the Bears 33-22 with under two minutes to play.

(3:54) Baker Mayfield’s fourth-down attempt to Jarvis Landry is incomplete and the Steeler will win 15-10.

The Bengals turned the ball over and the Jets are right back on offense. Mike White, who is back in the game, threw a touchdown pass to TE Tyler Kroft to take the lead. What?! They do a “Mike White” Philly Special for the two-point conversion. Wow!

(3:50) Jets RB Ty Johnson made a great play for a touchdown, but the refs called him just short. HC Robert Saleh threw the challenge flag. After review, the call was reversed and the Jets went for two but the attempt was incomplete. They trail the Bengals 31-26 with 4:35 left to go.

(3:43) Davis Mills threw a touchdown pass to rookie Brevin Jordan for a nine-yard score. The two-point attempt is good the Texans trail the Rams 38-22 with 2:35 left to go in the game.

INJURY UPDATE: Colts WR TY Hilton down on the field.

(3:41) The Bengals extended their lead 31-20 against the Jets with a touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd. The Jets have kept Chase quiet in this matchup.

BREAKING NEWS: Calvin Ridley HAS ANNOUNCED THAT HE IS STEPPING AWAY FROM FOOTBALL TO FOCUS ON HIS MENTAL HEALTH.

(3:38) The Dolphins are making it a game against the Bills. QB Tua Tagovailoa ran one in himself and they go for two, down by 14. The attempt is good with a pass to Mike Gesicki.

(3:34) The Lions saved some semblance of dignity by avoiding a shutout. RB Jermar Jefferson got the score, but the two-point conversion was unsuccessful.

(3:32) Titans kicker Randy Bullock tied up the game against the Colts 24-24.

(3:30) Justin Fields made some magic happen with his legs by avoiding a sack and taking it to the house for a Bears touchdown.

(3:26) Allen connected with Stefon Diggs for a Bills touchdown. Meanwhile, the Steelers go for it on fourth down and Roethlisberger found Pat Freiermuth for a touchdown. They go for two but the pass is incomplete.

The Panthers add another seven points with RB Chubba Hubbard and the Texans score with Rex Burkhead. RB Mark Ingram was recently traded to the Saints.

(3:24) Oh, ouch! Sam Darnold took a big hit and his helmet came partially off as he hit his head on the ground. His teammates had to help pick him up. P.J. Walker is the game as Darnold’s replacement.

(3:21) The 49ers scored on a five-yard run by Elijah Mitchell and the two-attempt to Brandon Aiyuk is good!

(3:15) Mixon got another touchdown on an eight-yard pass after a big play from Burrow to WR Tee Higgins.

Jack Doyle scored for the Colts after a defensive pass-interference call on the Titans.

(3:10) Robert Woods sighting! He scored for the Rams on a 16-yard rushing play.

Younghoe Koo missed a field goal and Carolina still lead by two against the Falcons.

(3:04) RB Najee Harris scored on an eight-yard touchdown and the Steelers went for two with their kicker out. Ben Roethlisberger’s QB-sneak got them into the end zone but a holding flag took the points off the board. Their second attempt at the two-point conversion was incomplete.

Josh Allen found Gabriel Davis for a Bills touchdown. That is the first touchdown of the game.

Jets backup QB, White, is down on the field so Josh Johnson is in at QB. I don’t know who he is, either, but they are in the red zone with a fresh set of downs.

The Eagles are crushing the Lions 38-0 after a defensive scoop and score by Darius Slay.

(3:00) The Panthers just took the lead 12-10 over the Falcons with a field goal.

(2:55) Nick Westbrook-Ikihine added six points for the Titans on a pass from Tannehill. Meanwhile, Stafford threw a huge pass to Van Jefferson to set the Rams up in the red zone. Stafford found… guess who… Cooper Kupp for a Los Angeles touchdown against the Texans.

(2:54) HOLY COW! Samuel just crushed an 84-yard touchdown catch and run for the 49ers.

(2:50) D’Ernest Johnson continues to impress in Kareem Hunt’s absence. He scored a touchdown for the Browns to take the lead against the Steelers 10-3.

INJURY UPDATE: Robby Anderson took a huge hit and is down on the field.

(2:45) The Eagles lead the Lions 21-0 and Scott scored his second touchdown of the day. Jordan Howard has also been involved with eight carries for 45 yards while Kenneth Gainwell only has one carry for three yards so far.

(2:44) Justin Fields is making moves against the 49ers. He threw a touchdown pass to Jesse James earlier in the game and a holding call on Josh Norman put them in the red zone on the 20-yard line.

(2:35) Cole’s touchdown was taken off the board, but White came right back with a touchdown to Braxton Berrios who displayed some great toe-drag swag. The ball does look likes it moving a little bit, but the touchdown stands. They are trailing the Bengals by three points.

(2:31) The Colts kicked a field goal to take a 17-14 lead over the Titans heading into halftime.

(2:29) WOW! What a grab by Keelan Cole for a Jets touchdown!

(2:21) Deebo Samuel just had a 50-plus yard play from Jimmy Garoppolo. They trail the Bears 6-13. They could not find the end zone and they kicked their third field goal of the day.

The Bills just forced a fumble and recovery from Miami. It’s starting to get chippy on the field between these two teams.

(2:17) Oh no! After a great catch run, Jamison Crowder coughed up the football and the Bengals are back on offense. Joe Mixon got them into the red zone after a pass from… Tyler Boyd? Yep. Burrow flipped it to Boyd who found Mixon for a 46-yard play.

(2:16) The Steelers tried a fake kick with a direct snap to Boswell, but he took a huge hit after throwing incomplete. It’s still 3-3. Ouch. Boswell doesn’t look good after taking that hit.

(2:13) A.J. Brown just scored a 57-yard touchdown from Tannehill. They are tied with the Colts 14-14.

(2:09) Tee Higgins just had an incredible catch to put the Bengals on the two-yard line. Burrow found his favorite target in Ja’Marr Chase for a two-yard touchdown pass.

(2:02) Matt Ryan is playing with a bloody left hand, but their fourth-down attempt was good with a completion to Patterson. He then threw a pick-six and Carolina took the lead

Stafford found his favorite receiver, Cooper Kupp, and the Rams are in scoring position against the Texans.

The Titans went for it on fourth down and Derrick Henry converted. They trail the colts 7-14.

(1:56) Lions QB Jared Goff is getting murdered by the Eagles defense. He was jacked sacked a third time and the crowd is booing.

(1:47) The Dolphins had to settle for a field goal, but they are tied with the Bills only 3-3.

Texans QB Davis Mills just threw an interception and the Rams are about to add more points to their lead. The defense did a great job keeping the Rams at bay. They go for it on fourth down but the pass was incomplete, however, there was a holding call on defense. Stafford found Robert Woods in the end zone for a touchdown.

The 49ers kicked another field goal. They trail the Bears 6-10.

The Titans are on the board with a touchdown pass to Swaim. They trail 7-14 to the Colts.

(1:44) Both Joe Mixon and Cordarrelle Patterson scored for the Bengals and the Falcons respectively. The Bengals and Jets are tied at 7-7 and the Falcons took the lead 10-3 over the Panthers.

(1:42) Chris Boswell tied up the game with the Browns with a field goal to make it 3-3. There is a lot of action but most of that action is getting reviewed or challenged.

(1:25) Jalen Reagor just scored a touchdown, but the play is under review. The score should have counted, but it did not. RB Boston Scott cleaned up the drive with a short rushing touchdown. (Miles Sanders is on IR).

Backup QB Mike White of the Jets was ten for ten filling in for Zach Wilson. His 11th attempt was an interception and the Bengals are in scoring position on the two-yard line. Joe Mixon was denied twice and Chase couldn’t haul in the target on the third down. They went for it on fourth down, but Joe Burrow was SACKED!

The Rams went for it on fourth down, but Stafford could not complete to Henderson and they turn it over on down to the Texans.

(1:20) That was interesting… a play fake with Derrick Henry didn’t go so well, and Ryan Tannehill threw an interception. The Colts immediately capitalized with another touchdown to Pittman. They lead 14-0 over the Titans.

Tyler Bass just kicked a 57-yard field goal to give the Bills three points over the Dolphins.

(1:18) The Colts added seven points with WR Michael Pittman. Bills QB Josh Allen had a huge lane and took off running for 34 yards. The Dolphins-Bills are still 0-0 halfway through the first quarter.

(1:12) Falcons put three on the board against the Panthers, but both Darrell Henderson scored a touchdown on a three-yard pass from Matthew Stafford. Also, Michael Carter scored for the Jets who are without QB Zach Wilson and Corey Davis.