The NFL is back in action with week 8! This week is sure to be full of excitement, as some of the best teams in the league go head-to-head.
With so many great matchups on tap, it’s hard to know where to start. But if you’re looking for the games, here is the complete list of this week matchups:
NFL Games of the Week
Thursday, Oct. 26
Sunday, Oct. 29
Monday, Oct. 30
Here’s a look at some interesting facts about NFL Week 8 matchups.
Rookie Rumble! The Panthers-Texans Showdown
When it comes to the historical smackdown between the Carolina Panthers and the Houston Texans, the Panthers have the edge. The Panthers have claimed victory in 4 out of the 6 face-offs, outscoring the Texans with a total of 123 points to 97.
This season, the contest gets even more electrifying as both teams are powered by promising rookie quarterbacks. On the Texans’ side, we have CJ Stroud, who’s been impressive during the offseason and is anticipated to make a significant impact as a rookie. Texans’ coach DeMeco Ryans has even praised Stroud’s performance as “excellent”.
For the Panthers, it’s Bryce Young at the helm, who comes in with a weight of high expectations following his No. 1 NFL draft pick status. Panthers’ general manager Scott Fitterer didn’t bring Young on board to sit on the bench – he’s prepped and ready to make his mark this season. It’s a showdown of fresh talent, and only time will tell who will shine the brightest. Strap in, folks, it’s going to be a wild ride!
Other Important Matchups
- New England Patriots vs Miami Dolphins: “Eastern Showdown”: This age-old rivalry, dating back to the inception of the AFC East, is always a spectacle to watch. Known for some of the most iconic moments in NFL history, the Patriots-Dolphins matchup promises a fiercely competitive game. Though the Patriots historically lead the series, the Dolphins never shy away from a good fight.
- New York Jets vs New York Giants: “Battle for the Big Apple”: Nothing says rivalry like sharing a city – and a stadium. The Jets and Giants face off in what’s known as the “Battle for the Big Apple”. While not traditional rivals as they are from different conferences, when they do meet, sparks fly. This cross-conference clash always brings a unique flavor to the NFL season.
- Kansas City Chiefs vs Denver Broncos: “The Great Plains Face-off”: The Chiefs-Broncos rivalry is one of the fiercest in the NFL, dating back to the AFL days. This matchup always brings high stakes and high tension and is a must-watch for any football fan. Both NFL teams have had their share of ups and downs, but when they clash, it’s always a memorable game.