Week 8 was full off intense comebacks, dominating blowouts and exciting finishes. The Jets continued their downward spiral while the Giants hung on to win their fourth straight game.
The undefeated Falcons continued their league supremacy, the Patriots took London by storm and Peyton Manning was, well, Peyton Manning.
Miami Dolphins 30, New York Jets 9
Before Sandy touched down on the East Coast, the Jets were trumped in embarrassing fashion at home.
Miami, led by backup quarterback Matt Moore, stifled the Jets defense and controlled the flow of the game. Cries for Tim Tebow have never rung louder as Gang Green find themselves last in the AFC East at 3-5.
Atlanta Falcons 30, Philadelphia Eagles 17
Atlanta remains a perfect 7-0 on the season after their visit to Philadelphia, while the reeling Eagles have now dropped three straight games.
Matt Ryan completed 22 of 29 passes for 262 yards and found his receivers for scores three times in the first half.
Patriots 45, St. Louis Rams 7
In the annual game across the pond, Tom Brady and company put up 45 unanswered points and amassed nearly 500 total yards.
Rob Gronkowski caught the ball eight times for 146 yards and found the end zone twice and the New England offensive line didn't allow a sack against the strong St. Louis pass rush.
Indianapolis Colts 19, Tennessee Titans 13
Rookie sensation Andrew Luck led Indianapolis to a thrilling overtime victory and looks poised to make a run for the playoffs just a year removed from the league cellar.
Indy, who has already doubled their win total from last season, picked up their first road victory in nearly two years.
Chicago Bears 23, Carolina Panthers 22
Robbie Gould kicked a 41-yard field goal as time expired to complete the Bears impressive 12-point comeback over the lowly Panthers on Sunday afternoon.
Cam Newton surely won't be happy again after this one. His 314 yards through the air weren't enough to overcome some big mistakes as the Bears improved their record to 6-1.
New York Giants 29, Dallas Cowboys 24
The Cowboys rallied back from a 23-0 deficit, but their six turnovers proved too costly as they fell to the Giants in Dallas. What looked to be a blowout early on turned out to be one of the most exciting finishes of the season.
Neither quarterback was sharp, with Eli Manning throwing for 192 yards while Tony Romo's career-high 437 yards were overshadowed by four picks. Dez Bryant confirmed that football is indeed a game of inches. His leaping touchdown grab that would have given Dallas a late lead was negated when instant replay showed that his fingertips landed out of bounds.
Broncos 34, Saints 14
What many speculated to be a high-scoring shootout ended up being a one-sided affair. Peyton Manning topped 300 yards passing for the fifth consecutive week and Willis McGahee added 122 yards on the ground.
Drew Brees and the Saints high-flying offense struggled to find a rhythm throughout the game against a Denver defense that seems to be improving week-to-week.