Week 8 of the NFL season included bye weeks for only 2 teams: Kansas City and the LA Chargers. That meant names like Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Justin Herbert and Austin Ekeler were unavailable.
Heading into Week 8, the marquee matchup featured the top two teams in Division 2. They played two weeks ago, with the Italian Defense League manhandling the Penalty Boxers. The weekend featured several RBs and WRs with over 25 points, leading to some high scoring games. Here's what happened this week.
What @ground_miller gets every time he plays JAC.
Penalty Boxers (@ground_miller) vs. Italian Defense League (@michcusejac5): This game could have featured 3 running backs who scored over 30 points, if 2 of them weren't on the bench. The Italians got 35.30 points from Derrick Henry, but left Tony Pollard's 33.20 sitting. The Boxers left D'Onta Foreman's 31.80 points on the bench, although playing him over Jonathan Taylor would have meant losing by less than a point. JAC also won this weeks top hat by 0.36 over Uncle AC. @michcusejac5 beats @ground_miller 137.44 – 110.58.
He had Stefon Diggs too.
Derrick Henry's White Twin (@jonbrooks935) vs. M.I.L.F. (Man I Love Football) (@ElderBartleby): Bartleby had a seemingly comfortable almost 30 point lead after SNF and thought he had Ja'marr Chase on MNF. Defending champion Jon used big performances on MNF from Amari Cooper and Kareem Hunt to eke out a win. @jonbrooks935 topped @ElderBartleby 132.58 – 131.16.
2013? C'mon Browns fans, step your game up!
Hackensack Cockles (@SteroidRespectr) vs. Uncle AC and The Academics (@ywst_ac): Uncle AC had a great week, led by A. J. Brown's 36.60 points, to get the win. The Cockles had the lead after SNF behind Alvin Kamara's 38.30 points. AC got 12.40 from Tee Higgins on MNF to win by 3.04. @ywst_ac beats @SteroidRespectr 137.08 – 134.04.
Who wouldn't be joyful?
Fugly Slots (@balling_it) vs. Bad Mans (@Nworb_Yorel): Leroy had about a 50 point lead after Sunday's games, being led by DJ Moore's 24.50 points. However, the Slots had 3 playing on Monday, and came up just short. The Slots also win the Forgotten Man award for leaving Dak Prescott's 26.40 points on the bench, while Derek Carr thought he was on a bye with his AFC West counterparts. @Nworb_Yorel held on to beat @balling_it 112.42 - 109.18.
Herbert’s Perverts (@Twi77erSuxDong) vs. Zach Wilson Banged My Mom (@_Miller__Lite_): Miller Lite took an early lead Thursday with an injured Mark Andrews, and it got worse from there. Herbert's Perverts were led by Jaylen Waddle's 26.60 points, and cruised to victory.
@Twi77erSuxDong won over @_Miller__Lite_ 111.14 – 72.34.
Here's our standings after 8 weeks. The Italian Defense Force takes over the top spot.