Week 8 of the NFL schedule featured a lot of high scoring, which will shift the NFL standings. Let’s take a look at the latest in the AFC and NFC to determine which players and teams are on the rise. For analysis of what teams and players saw their stock rise and fall, scroll down below the complete list of standings.
NFL Standings Week 8 | AFC
Buffalo Bills (5-1)
New York Jets (5-3)
Miami Dolphins (5-3)
New England Patriots (4-4)
Baltimore Ravens (5-3)
Cincinnati Bengals (4-3)
Cleveland Browns (2-5)
Pittsburgh Steelers (2-6)
Tennessee Titans (4-2)
Indianapolis Colts (3-3-1)
Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6)
Houston Texans (1-4-1)
Kansas City Chiefs (5-2)
Los Angeles Chargers (4-3)
Denver Broncos (3-5)
Las Vegas Raiders (2-5)
NFL Standings Week 8 | NFC
Philadelphia Eagles (7-0)
New York Giants (6-1)
Dallas Cowboys (6-2)
Washington Commanders (3-4)
Minnesota Vikings (6-1)
Green Bay Packers (3-4)
Chicago Bears (3-5)
Detroit Lions (1-6)
Atlanta Falcons (4-4)
New Orleans Saints (3-5)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5)
Carolina Panthers (2-6)
Seattle Seahawks (4-3)
Los Angeles Rams (3-3)
San Francisco 49ers (3-4)
Arizona Cardinals (3-5)
Stock Up, Stock Down
Stock Up | Eagles WR A.J. Brown
In a week where Eagles general manager Howie Roseman made another trade — acquiring Robert Quinn from the Bears — to fortify his roster, Roseman’s most significant offseason acquisition stepped up in a massive way.
A.J. Brown blew up against the Steelers Sunday, coming away with six receptions for 156 and three touchdowns. And these scores weren’t short dump-offs — Brown’s TDs were 39 yards, 27 yards, and 29 yards. He’s formed an excellent rapport with Jalen Hurts, and Brown will be central to Philadelphia’s offense as they continue their undefeated streak.
Stock Down | Jets QB Zach Wilson
The Jets had won four consecutive games heading into Week 8, but they couldn’t keep it up against the Patriots. New York had been relying on its defense to hold opponents in check. While Gang Green limited New England to just 22 points, Zach Wilson couldn’t get anything going.
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Wilson completed fewer than 50% of his passes against the Patriots. While he managed 355 yards through the air, that was largely a product of game flow. The former No. 2 overall got picked off three times. The Jets can’t rely on their offense to compete, which could make for a long season despite their current 5-3 record.
Stock Up | Saints RB Alvin Kamara
Mentioned in trade rumors in recent days, Alvin Kamara posted one of the best games of his career in the Saints’ Week 8 win over the Raiders. Kamara managed 62 yards and one touchdown on the ground, but he was more effective through the air, posting nine receptions for 96 yards and two scores.
It seems unlikely that New Orleans will trade Kamara. The asking price is reportedly a first-round pick, which no team is going to sacrifice. Instead, the veteran running back could be central to the now 3-5 Saints’ attempt to claw back into the playoff race.
Stock Down | Raiders QB Derek Carr
The Raiders had a chance to sneak back into the postseason picture with a win over New Orleans, but Derek Carr and the rest of the offense struggled mightily. Carr completed 15 of 25 attempts for just 101 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception on the day. He also took three sacks.
Even without Marshon Lattimore on the field, Davante Adams caught one pass for three yards. Running back Josh Jacobs, who had gone for at least 140 yards in each of his last three games, managed only 43 scoreless yards on the ground. It’s back to the drawing board for Josh McDaniels and Co. after getting shut out.
Stock Up | Cowboys RB Tony Pollard
Could we have an RB controversy in Dallas? With Ezekiel Elliott sidelined by a knee injury, Tony Pollard took the lion’s share of the carries in the Cowboys’ victory over the Bears.
While he only handled 14 attempts, Pollard posted 131 yards and three touchdowns while showing burst and explosion that Elliott clearly lacks at this point in his career. Both backs will receive touches once Elliott is healthy, but Pollard continues to make his case for a more substantial workload.
Stock Up | Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill
Tyreek Hill is absolutely incredible. In the Dolphins’ shootout victory over the Lions, Hill hauled in a whopping 12 receptions for 188 yards, marking the fourth time this season he’s gone for at least 160 yards. He also converted the 3rd-and-8 that won Miami the game.
Hill wasn’t a one-man show against Detroit, though. Jaylen Waddle caught eight passes for 106 yards and scored twice, and Mike Gesicki brought in a touchdown as well. Tua Tagovailoa completed 29 of 36 attempts for 382 yards and three scores, posting his best game since Week 2.
Stock Down | Panthers WR DJ Moore and K Eddy Pineiro
Where to even begin with this game? After a back-and-forth game, the Falcons took a six-point lead with just 36 seconds left to go in the fourth quarter. Improbably, DJ Moore brought in a 62-yard TD pass from PJ Walker to tie the game with 12 seconds left and the extra point pending.
Moore decided to celebrate his score by taking off his helmet, leading to a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty. That moved back the extra-point attempt, which Eddy Pineiro subsequently missed.
Carolina picked off Marcus Mariota in overtime, but Pineiro missed another attempt, this time a 32-yard field goal that would have given the Panthers the win. On the Falcons’ ensuing drive, Mariota broke loose on a zone read and got Atlanta into field range, where Younghoe Koo nailed a 41-yarder for the win.