8th week of NFL Schedule showed many high scores that will shift 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. To analyze the rise and fall of team and player stocks, scroll down for the full list of standings.
NFL Standings Week 8 | AFK
Buffalo Bills (6-1)
New York Jets (5-3)
Miami Dolphins (5-3)
New England Patriots (4-4)
Baltimore Ravens (5-3)
Cincinnati Bengals (4-4)
Cleveland Browns (3-5)
Pittsburgh Steelers (2-6)
Tennessee Titans (5-2)
Indianapolis Colts (3-4-1)
Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6)
Houston Texans (1-5-1)
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)
Dallas Cowboys (6-2)
New York Giants (6-2)
Washington Chiefs (4-4)
Minnesota Vikings (6-1)
Green Bay Packers (3-5)
Chicago Bears (3-5)
Detroit Lions (1-6)
Atlanta Falcons (4-4)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5)
New Orleans Saints (3-5)
Carolina Panthers (2-6)
Seattle Seahawks (5-3)
San Francisco 49ers (4-4)
Los Angeles Rams (3-4)
Arizona Cardinals (3-5)
Stock up, stock down | Early slate
Stock up | Eagles WR AJ Brown
In a week where Eagles general manager Howie Roseman made another trade — acquiring Robert Quinn from the Bears — to bolster his roster, Roseman’s most significant acquisition of the offseason got a big boost.
AJ Brown had the win against the Steelers on Sunday with six receptions for 156 and three touchdowns. And those scores weren’t short drops — Brown’s TDs were 39 yards, 27 yards and 29 yards. He has developed a great relationship with Jalen Hurts, and Brown will be the centerpiece of Philadelphia’s offense as they continue their unbeaten streak.
Stocks down | Jets QB Zach Wilson
The Jets had won four games in a row heading into Week 8, but couldn’t hold on to the success against the Patriots. New York relied on its defense to contain opponents. While Gang Green limited New England to just 22 points, Zach Wilson had nothing going for him.
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Wilson completed less than 50% of his passes against the Patriots. While he did manage 355 yards through the air, that was largely a product of the game. The former No. 2 overall pick was drafted three times. The Jets can’t rely on their offense to compete, which could lead to a long season despite their current 5-3 record.
Stock up | Saint RB Alvin Kamara
Mentioned in trade rumors in recent days, Alvin Kamara posted one of the best games of his career in a Week 8 win over the Raiders. Kamara managed 62 yards and one touchdown on the ground, but he was more effective through the air with 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 that neither team is going to sacrifice. Instead, the veteran rebounder could be key in the current 3-5 Saints’ bid to return to playoff race.
Stocks down | Raiders QB Derek Carr
The Raiders had a chance to get back into the postseason picture with a win over New Orleans, but Derek Carr and the rest of the offense struggled mightily. On the day, Carr completed 15 of 25 attempts for just 101 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. He also took three bags.
Even without Marshawn Lattimore on the field, Davante Adams caught one pass for three yards. Running back Josh Jacobs, who has passed for at least 140 yards in each of the last three games, managed just 43 zero yards on the ground. Josh McDaniels and company went back to the drawing board after being shut down.
Stock up | Cowboys RB Tony Pollard
Can we have a controversy about RB in Dallas? With Ezekiel Elliott out with a knee injury, Tony Pollard got the lion’s share of the carries in the Cowboys’ win over the Bears.
While he only managed 14 attempts, Pollard posted 131 yards and three touchdowns, showing the explosiveness and burst that Elliott clearly lacks at this point in his career. Both quarterbacks will get touches if Elliott is healthy, but Pollard continues to push for a more significant workload.
Stock up | Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill
Tyreek Hill is absolutely incredible. In the Dolphins’ shootout win over the Lions, Hill hauled in a whopping 12 receptions for 188 yards, marking the fourth time this season he’s passed for at least 160 yards. He also converted Miami’s game-winning 3rd-and-8.
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Hill wasn’t a one-man show against Detroit, however. Jaylen Waddle caught eight passes for 106 yards and scored twice, while Mike Gesicki also scored. Tua Tagovailoa completed 29 of 36 attempts for 382 yards and three scores in his best game since Week 2.
Stocks down | Panthers WR DJ Moore and K Eddy Pineiro
How to even start this game? After a back-and-forth game, the Falcons took a six-point lead with just 36 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Incredibly, DJ Moore hauled in a 62-yard TD pass from PJ Walker to tie the game with 12 seconds left and an extra point waiting.
Moore decided to celebrate his score by removing his helmet, resulting in a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. That set up an extra point attempt, which was later missed by Eddie Pineiro.
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’ next drive, Mariota broke out of the zone and drove Atlanta down the field, where Youngho Koo hit a 41-yarder for the game-winning drive.
Stock up, stock down | Late slate
Stock up | Titans RB Derrick Henry
The McNair family should sign Derrick Henry to the Houston franchise — because he fully owns the Texans. Henry rushed for 219 yards and two touchdowns, and Sunday marked the fourth straight game in which he’s had more than 200 yards and multiple scores against Houston.
Starting in place of the injured Ryan Tannehill, Malik Willis threw just 10 passes, one of which was intercepted. Tennessee decided to go full on Henry, who finished with a season-high 32 carries.
Stocks down | Houston Texas
The Texans aren’t contending for anything in 2022, but this was an embarrassing loss for the Titans. If you didn’t see the game, you might think it was close based on the final score of 17-10. It wasn’t.
Houston had just 71 yards of total offense before going on a 12-play, 90-yard drive to essentially end the game. With the game already won, the Titans were playing in that series, and the Texans looked absolutely clueless, except for the final drive. Lovie Smith could become Houston’s second straight head coach.
Stock up | 49ers RB Christian McCaffrey
After the 49ers traded Christian McCaffrey to the Panthers last week, they made sure to get the most out of him in a critical division battle. CMC threw a touchdown pass, caught a touchdown and rushed for it, becoming the first player since 2005 to win the triple crown.
It was an incredible effort for McCaffrey, and the 49ers showed their continued commitment to “positionless” football. San Francisco got a key win over the Rams even without the services of Dib Samuel, who was out due to injury.
Stocks down | New York Giants
The Giants’ magic ended in Week 8 when they lost to the Seahawks 27-13 — and the score really wasn’t that close. Seattle WR Tyler Luckett fumbled at his own 4-yard line, allowing the Giants’ offense to score an easy TD, and he later made a sure-fire touchdown catch. (Lockett eventually redeemed himself with a 33-yarder.)
New York just made too many mistakes. They lost the scrimmage and Daniel Jones was ineffective (5.85 yards per attempt). Big Blue got by by the skin of his teeth. At 6-2, they’ll almost certainly make the playoffs, but a long postseason run seems unlikely.
Stock up | Commanders WR Terry McLaurin
Terry McLaurin turned home. The Indianapolis native faced the Colts in Indy for the first time in his career and was the reason the Chiefs won their third straight.
Taylor Heinicke completed a 33-yard pass to McLaurin, who returned it at the 1-yard line. One time later, Heinicke sneaked in to give Washington a one-point lead. The Commanders bounced back and are now 4-4 on the brink of the playoffs.
NFL Standings Week 8: Eagles and Cowboys Keep Winning While Jets Fall to Patriots