The Philadelphia Eagles remained the only unbeaten team in the NFL, the Buffalo Bills remained the only one loss team in the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs remained a game behind the Bills and the Dallas Cowboys remained the top contender to battle Philadelphia for the top seed in the NFC.
And Christian McCaffrey had a game for the ages and made the San Francisco 49ers decision to trade for him look like master stroke.
That was the eighth weekend of the season in a nutshell.
Philadelphia is now 7-0 after routing Pittsburgh and Dallas is 5-2 after routing the Bears. The Cowboys lost to the Eagles when they didn’t have Dak Prescott and like their chances in the rematch since he has returned. But the Eagles still figure to get the top seed even if they don’t go unbeaten because they have a two game lead in the loss column over the Cowboys.
Buffalo boosted its record to 6-1 with the win over the Steelers and have a two game lead over the 5-3 Jets and Dolphins. Kansas City maintained its lead in the AFC West at 5-2 with the win over the struggling Packers.
McCaffrey became the 11th player in NFL history to throw a touchdown pass, catch one and rush for one as the 49ers beat the Rams. The 49ers are now 4-4, a game behind the Seahawks and McCaffrey could help them win the division title,
Tennessee beat the Texans to keep the lead in the AFC South at 5-2 while the Colts are second at 3-4-1 after the loss to the Commanders.
Minnesota boosted its record to 6-1 with a win over the Cardinals and has a five game lead in the loss column in its division so it is virtually guaranteed the division title and a home playoff game. But its only loss was to the Eagles so it doesn’t figure to get the top seed/
The surprising Seattle Seahawks took over first place in the NFC West with a 5-3 record by beating the New York Giants, who are now 6-2. The San Francisco 49ers continued their dominance of the Rams to take over second place in the NFC West behind the Seahawks at 4-4. The loss dropped the defending champions to 3-4.
Baltimore’s win over the Bucs gave them a 5-3 record and they remained in first place in the AFC North when Cincinnati fell to 4-4 with the loss to the Browns, who are 3-5.
The Atlanta Falcons are a surprise leader of the NFC South at 5-3 over the 4-4 Bucs after beating the Panthers, who are 2-6.
The Panthers tied the game late in regulation when D.J. Moore caught a 62-yard pass from P.J. Walker. But Moore took off his helmet to celebrate, making the extra point 15 yards longer and Eddy Pineiro missed the kick and a 32-yard field goal in overtime, opening the door for the Falcons to win it on a field goal.