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NFL week eight recap and standings: 49ers lose third straight game and Chiefs are defeated in Denver.

On another exciting NFL Sunday, the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs were shocked to lose 24-9 at home against the Denver Broncos.

With their seventh consecutive victory, the Philadelphia Eagles hold the best record in the league; on the other hand, the San Francisco 49ers dropped their third straight game.

The Carolina Panthers finally won their first game of the season, while the Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys triumphed in blowout fashion.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are the league’s best team after their victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers; rookie quarterback Will Levis made an incredible NFL debut for the Tennessee Titans; and veteran quarterback Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings may have had an injury terminate his season.

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Chiefs are stunned by the Broncos, and the Jaguars continue to roll.
Denver broke their 16-game losing run against the Chiefs with a bang, becoming the only team this season to score more than 21 points against the potent Kansas City defense.

It was a rough day for the Chiefs overall, as their star quarterback was unwell in the chilly conditions of Mile High Stadium and failed to deliver a touchdown pass for the first time in thirty games.

The Broncos won their first game against Mahomes in 13 tries and their first game against their division rivals in 2,965 days by forcing five turnovers. They also couldn’t help but send Travis Kelce and his squad off the field to Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off.

Following their loss, the Chiefs are now 6-2 and share first place in the AFC with the Dolphins, Jaguars, and Baltimore Ravens—all of which triumphed in the eighth week of play.

The Jaguars began their run with two wins in London and have now won five straight after a 20-10 victory in Pittsburgh.

Despite Lamar Jackson not playing at his peak, the Ravens won 31–24 in Arizona, their third straight victory, owing to a solid defensive effort and three touchdowns from running back Gus Edwards.

The San Francisco slide keeps going
Joe Burrow and Brock Purdy
Joe Burrow and Brock Purdy meet following the Bengals’ victory over the 49ers.
After a 5-0 start, the 49ers were the greatest team in the league; however, following a 31-17 home loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, they have now dropped three straight games.

The 49ers faltered on both sides of the ball, and although Christian McCaffrey tied Lenny Moore’s NFL record from the 1963–64 season with his 17th straight game score, that was as good as it got.

On the other hand, Cincinnati is on the verge of victory as they have won three straight after Joe Burrow, who appears to be recovered from a calf injury, tossed three touchdown passes.

Despite sustaining a knee injury, quarterback Jalen Hurts managed to throw four touchdowns as the Eagles once more narrowly defeated the Washington Commanders 38-31.

With six straight games of at least 125 yards, AJ Brown carved out a piece of NFL history. He also helped lead Philadelphia to a 7-1 record, the best record in the league, with a spectacular one-handed touchdown grab.

Despite having coached 300 games, Bill Belichick is unable to overcome fourth-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who helped Miami defeat the New England Patriots 31–17 to get to 6-0.

Following a week off, the Cowboys came out swinging, defeating the Los Angeles Rams 43–20 thanks to four touchdown passes from Dak Prescott and some stifling defense, which included DaRon Bland rushing back for his third pick–six of the year.

With a record of 5-2 and the 49ers in disarray, the Cowboys are once again a contender to challenge the Eagles in the NFC.

Quarterback Will Levis of the Titans
On his NFL debut for the Tennessee Titans, Will Levis threw four touchdown passes.
Levis makes its premiere
The NFL’s throwback jersey game, in which teams don vintage uniforms, is growing in popularity. For fans of American football fashion, the Titans’ game-wearing in the iconic Houston Oilers’ old outfits was a highlight.

Levis’ debut was even more impressive, though, as he became just the third person to throw four touchdowns in a 28-23 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

With starter Ryan Tannehill out due to injury, Levis was the only player to inject some life into the Titans’ otherwise dead assault.

The Titans’ Derrick Henry, a running back, stated, “He was ballin’.” “He was acting really insane. His control of the offense and our ability to complete drives and make some plays made for an exciting culmination.”

Levis was drafted in the second round of the NFL Draft, but the top two picks faced off in Carolina, where Bryce Young, the first pick overall, helped the Panthers defeat the Houston Texans, captained by CJ Stroud, 15-13, to win their first game of the year.

Although the contest was ugly for New York, it had a thrilling conclusion when Greg Zuerlein tied the score with the final kick of regulation and led the Jets to a 13–10 victory over the Giants in overtime.

In a game that featured just two touchdowns and twenty-four punt returns—three short of the NFL record—Zach Wilson skillfully orchestrated a 25-second drive of 58 yards to set up the Zuerlein kick.

The Jets are now 4-3 without Aaron Rodgers due to injury, but their star quarterback is still making incredible progress from a torn Achilles. He looked impressive throwing during the pre-game warm-ups at MetLife Stadium, stoking speculation that he may play again this season.

Due to a possible Achilles injury, Minnesota’s 24-10 victory over the Green Bay Packers may have been the result of Cousins’ departure.

Jaxon Smith-Njigba’s last-minute touchdown helped the Seattle Seahawks defeat the Cleveland Browns 24–20, and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 38–27.

The Los Angeles Chargers, who have been inconsistent this season, defeated the Chicago Bears 30–13 in the late game to improve to 3–4. However, they will need to win more games like that in order to be considered for the playoffs.


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