The NFL is headed into the late Sunday slate for Week 8 with Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football still to come. In the meantime, it’s been a busy week for some divisional rivalries to go along with some big blowouts.
The 1 p.m. ET slate saw the Rams and Eagles each win big. Maybe the Lions and Texans can play a postseason game for the No. 1 pick — or to just avoid getting relegated to the new XFL.
Below are the eight divisional standings, along with some quick thoughts about each division after eight weeks of football. We’ll update with Giants and Chiefs records after Monday Night Football.
The Jets stunned the Bengals in the early slate and the Bills beat the Dolphins with a big fourth quarter. The Patriots went into LA and stunned the Chargers.
The Steelers got a huge road win over the Browns to climb out of last place in the division. Meanwhile, the Bengals blew it against the Jets.
The Texans got blown out at home against the Rams. The Titans won a wild one over the Colts, coming back to win 34-31 in overtime. They now have a three-game lead in the division. The Jaguars lost big to Seattle in the late afternoon slate.
The Broncos held off Washington to get back to .500 while the Chargers blew a big chance at home against the Patriots. The Chiefs beat the Giants to close out the week.
The Eagles opened the week for the NFC East with an impressive thumping of the Lions. Washington lost a close one at home to Denver. The Cowboys beat the Vikings on Sunday Night Football, doing so with Cooper Rush starting in place of an injured Dak Prescott. The Giants lost a close one to the Chiefs to close out Week 8.
The Packers moved into the top spot in the NFC with a win over the previously unbeaten Cardinals on Thursday Night Football. Detroit had their worst performance of the year in a loss to the Eagles. The Bears lost 33-22 at home to the 49ers. The Vikings blew a huge opportunity on Sunday Night Football, losing to Cooper Rush and the Cowboys.
The Panthers moved out of the cellar with a win in Atlanta over the Falcons. The Saints got a huge home win over the Bucs to pull to within a half game of the division lead.
The Cardinals lost their zero, losing in the closing minutes to the Packers on Thursday Night Football. The Rams crushed the Texans in Houston while the 49ers snapped their losing streak with a win over the Bears. The Seahawks wrapped up the week for the division with an easy win over the Jaguars.