NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — Scores and records in NFL Week 8, following the games that took place on Sunday, Oct. 26.
There were wins on the day for the Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks.
Kansas City (4-3) dominated the St. Louis Rams, 34-7 at Arrowhead Stadium to move above .500 for the first time this season, after star running back Jamaal Charles rushed for 73 yards and two touchdowns to lead the way.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was 24 of 28 passes for 226 yards in another commanding display in his position as Kansas City scored 34 unanswered points after the second quarter.
St. Louis Rams’ (2-5) Austin Davis finished 15 of 25 for 160 yards and a touchdown, but was sacked seven times, three of which came at the hands of linebacker Justin Houston.
“They took some things away and when that happens you’ve got to find a way to get some momentum offensively and we weren’t able to do that,” Davis said.
“But my hat really goes off to them. They did a really good job and made a lot of good plays.”
The Rams, which took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter never scored again in the game.
“We clearly got outplayed in the second half of this game in all three phases,” said Rams coach Jeff Fisher. “It wasn’t a good effort and we’ve got our work cut out for us.
“It’s disappointing. We had a great week, a short-lived bit of momentum, and we weren’t able to put it all together.”
At the Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Ben Roethlisberger threw for a franchise records 522 yards and six touchdowns on his way to guiding the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 51-34 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
“We just felt like they couldn’t stop us because we were just clicking,” a delighted Roethlisberger, who went 40 of 49 in completed passes, told reporters after the win.
“It was one of those nights that players talk about when things feel like they’re going right.”
At the other end, Andrew Luck went 26 of 45 passes for 400 yards and three touchdowns, but he also threw two interceptions and accounted for a few mistakes that didn’t help his team in the battle.
Meanwhile, in the Sunday Night Football clash, the New Orleans Saints (3-4) secured a 44-23 victory over the Green Bay Packers (5-3).
Drew Brees threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns as New Orleans stayed undefeated (3-0) this season at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The defeat saw the Packers’ four game winning streak ended, with Aaron Rodgers, picked off twice. He did passed for 418 yards and one touchdown on 28 of 39.
Elsewhere in Week 8 of the NFL on Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals (6-1) beat the Philadelphia Eagles (5-2), 24-20, New England Patriots (6-2) also picked up its sixth win of the season with a 51-23 victory over the Chicago Bears (3-5), while the Oakland Raiders (0-7) remained winless on the season after going down 23-13 against the Cleveland Browns (4-3).
NFL WEEK 8 SCORES
Detroit Lions 22 (6-2), Atlanta Falcons 21 (2-6)
Arizona Cardinals 24 (6-1), Philadelphia Eagles 20 (5-2)
New England Patriots 51 (6-2), Chicago Bears 23 (3-5)
Buffalo Bills 43 (5-3), New York Jets 23 (1-7)
Cincinnati Bengals 27 (4-2-1), Baltimore Ravens 24 (5-3)
Kansas City Chiefs 34 (4-3), St. Louis Rams 7 (2-5)
Houston Texans 30 (4-4), Tennessee Titans 16 (2-6)
Seattle Seahawks 13 (4-3), Carolina Panthers 9 (3-4)
Miami Dolphins 27 (4-3), Jacksonville Jaguars 13 (1-7)
Minnesota Vikings 19 (3-5), Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 (1-6) (OT)
Cleveland Browns 23 (4-3), Oakland Raiders 13 (0-7)
Pittsburgh Steelers 51 (5-3), Indianapolis Colts 34 (5-3)
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
New Orleans Saints 44 (3-4), Green Bay Packers 23 (5-3)