2016 NFL Week 8 Recap

Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (24) runs against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Vikings 10
Bears 20 A one-loss team with a 9-game interception streak couldn’t pick off the pick-prone QB on a one-win team. If that’s not crazy enough, Jay Cutler improved to 7-1 at home against the Vikings in his 100th career start. Perhaps the scariest part of this huge Halloween upset? Jordan Howard. His 153 rushing yards were only four shy of Walter Payton’s MNF team record. Chicago has a new star in the making. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) (AP/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25), left, gets away from Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (24) during an NFL Football game at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday Oct. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Redskins 27
Bengals 27 (OT) If Josh Norman came at the Cincy offense the way he did the refs after the game, the Redskins wouldn’t have settled for their first tie since 1997. This game is probably going to cost both teams a playoff berth — which is exactly why it’s time for the asinine overtime rules to be changed so a winner can be declared in this billion dollar league. You can’t preach player safety and still let players go at it for 75 minutes without a result. Perhaps the first season in 19 years to feature multiple ties will force the NFL to actually do something about this crap. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) (AP/Matt Dunham)
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Justin Durant (56) pushes Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles (43) out of bounds after a long run in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
Eagles 23
Cowboys 29 (OT) In the first of what figures to be many high stakes installments of the Carson Wentz vs. Dak Prescott matchup, neither rookie had a great game … but 33-year-old Darren Sproles and 34-year-old Jason Witten stole the show. Go figure. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins) (AP/Ron Jenkins)
New England Patriots' Chris Hogan (15) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)
Patriots 41
Bills 25 New England enters their bye having avenged their only loss of the season and clinched their 16th straight season without being swept by a division opponent. It’s good to be the king. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert) (AP/Bill Wippert)
Arizona Cardinals' Carson Palmer (3) is sacked by Carolina Panthers' Kawann Short (99) in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
Cardinals 20
Panthers 30 Carolina entered this Disappointment Bowl having lost six of the last seven meaningful games they’d played and reshuffled their defensive backfield more times than a skittish fantasy football player at 12:45 on a Sunday. Yet, and still, the Panthers extended Carson Palmer’s nightmare sequence in Carolina by sacking him a career-high eight times and returning one of his fumbles for a touchdown. Halloween came early for old No. 3. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) (AP/Bob Leverone)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 30:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts is sacked by Frank Zombo #51 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 30, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Chiefs 30
Colts 14 I get that Andrew Luck doesn’t have much help in Indy … but if you get outplayed at home by Nick Foles and a QB that was knocked out twice, you deserve to be called overrated. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Andy Lyons)
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Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) tries to evade the tackle of Detroit Lions cornerback Adairius Barnes (38) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
Lions 13
Texans 20 How bad is the AFC South? Houston has no J.J. Watt, no QB worth a damn and still sits in first place at 5-3 (and undefeated in five games at home). Unreal. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) (AP/Eric Christian Smith)
Oakland Raiders tackle Donald Penn (72) reacts after catching a 1-yard touchdown pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
Raiders 30
Bucs 24 (OT) How much does Oakland like playing in the Eastern time zone? A league record 23 penalties for 200 yards in a game that was 1:55 away from ending in a tie weren’t enough to keep them from their first 5-0 road start in 30 years and exacting some Raider revenge on the team that routed them in the Super Bowl XXXVII. Speaking of revenge … Derek Carr’s 513 yard, four TD performance — only the third such outing without an INT in NFL history — featured a score by former Bucs offensive lineman Donald Penn. The Silver and Black are back. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken) (AP/Jason Behnken)
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) makes a touchdown catch against the Green Bay Packers during the second of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons won 33-32. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)
Packers 32
Falcons 33 Green Bay’s prayers may have been answered, but so was Atlanta’s. The Falcons snapped their four-game losing streak to the Packers and their six-game losing skid to the NFC North. Atlanta seems poised to run away with the NFC South … by default. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt) (AP/Rainier Ehrhardt)
Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Wade Phillips is carted off the field after being run into by a player while on standing on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Chargers 19
Broncos 27 I’m decidedly less interested in the outcome of this game than I am the outcome of Wade Phillips’ tests. At a time when player safety is a talking point, perhaps the safety of anyone on an NFL sideline should also be taken into account. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) (AP/Jack Dempsey)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 27:  Quarterback Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars has a pass blocked by Angelo Blackson #95 of the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Nissan Stadium on October 27, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
Jaguars 22
Titans 36 Blake Bortles: Good for fantasy, bad for Jacksonville. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Frederick Breedon)
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Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (24) runs against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25), left, gets away from Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (24) during an NFL Football game at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday Oct. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Justin Durant (56) pushes Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles (43) out of bounds after a long run in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
New England Patriots' Chris Hogan (15) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)
Arizona Cardinals' Carson Palmer (3) is sacked by Carolina Panthers' Kawann Short (99) in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 30:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts is sacked by Frank Zombo #51 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 30, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) tries to evade the tackle of Detroit Lions cornerback Adairius Barnes (38) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
Oakland Raiders tackle Donald Penn (72) reacts after catching a 1-yard touchdown pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) makes a touchdown catch against the Green Bay Packers during the second of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons won 33-32. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)
Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Wade Phillips is carted off the field after being run into by a player while on standing on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 27:  Quarterback Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars has a pass blocked by Angelo Blackson #95 of the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Nissan Stadium on October 27, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Another terrible tie, a glimpse into the NFC’s future and Carson Palmer’s Halloween house of horrors highlight the NFL Week 8 Recap.

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