7 things from NFL Week 8: Bengals, Browns let leads slip away

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7 things from NFL Week 8: Bengals, Browns let leads slip away

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Dustin Hopkins #3 of the Washington Redskins misses a field goal to win the game in overtime during the NFL International Series Game between Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals at Wembley Stadium on October 30, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

The eighth week of NFL football in 2016 began and ended with overtime games.

Here are seven things worth knowing about Week 8:

1. The Bengals started the day off by again not losing.

That’s about the best one can say about the 27-27 tie Cincinnati forged with Washington in London.

Marvin Lewis’ team had control of the game in regulation but let it get away. Then the Bengals were dead to rights but let off the hook by a missed field goal in overtime. 

The upshot? They still have a favorable schedule in the second half of the season but plenty to work on if they want to take advantage.


2. The Browns lost again.

Cleveland is 0-8 despite leading the not-very-good Jets 20-7 at the half.

New York scored 24 straight points as Matt Forte and Bilal Powell combined for 158 yards rushing.

Josh McCown came back from injury to throw two interceptions, and Browns fans became a trending topic on Twitter with some sort of card stunt failure.


3. Derek Carr threw for 513 yards as the Raiders beat Tampa Bay in overtime to improve to 6-2.

The AFC West is shaping up to be a wild race as Denver is also 6-2 and the Chiefs are 5-2.

One of Carr's TD passes went to offensive lineman Donald Penn.


Oakland also set an NFL record with 23 penalties for 200 yards.

4. Bradley Roby had a pick-6 in the Broncos’ 27-19 win over San Diego.

He was also credited with seven tackles while fellow former Buckeye Joey Bosa had a tackle for loss for the Chargers.


5. Cam Newton and the Panthers salvaged their season, at least for now, by knocking off Arizona 30-20.

Afterward, Newton went to the postgame room dressed quite eclectically and expressed his dismay with how many hard hits he takes.

6. The Patriots avenged their only loss of the season by beating Buffalo 41-25.

With Tom Brady throwing for 315 yards and four touchdowns, New England looks fairly untouchable at this point.

7. The Cowboys capped the day with a walk-off win in overtime against the Eagles.

Dak Prescott found a wide-open Jason Witten in the end zone to finish the opening drive of overtime with a touchdown. Ironically, the matchup of division rivals and rookie quarterbacks was one of the best prime-time games of the first half of the season, but the World Series could curtail any ratings bounceback.

Prescott threw for 287 yards with two touchdowns and an interception while Carson Wentz threw for 202 yards and a touchdown for Philadelphia.

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