Week 8 of the NFL season doesn’t really have a marquee game on Oct. 27. With several teams taking a bye, there are also fewer games than usual on an NFL Sunday as well. There are no real Super Bowl contenders playing each other and no massive reunions, unless Mike Shanahan’s return to Denver with the Washington Redskins counts.
The Broncos are coming off their first loss of the season to the Indianapolis Colts, on Peyton Manning’s much hyped return to his former home. Shanahan’s return to Denver doesn’t carry as much hype, especially since the Redskins have lived down to it all season. At 2-4, Washington is barely holding onto its season, even in the weak NFC East.
The Redskins do hope their shootout win over the Chicago Bears on Oct. 20 is a sign of things to come. On the other hand, the Broncos hope their loss to the Colts on that night wasn’t a sign for them. Yet with Manning facing an ankle injury and the Broncos having a rough time in their last three games, Denver is starting to look vulnerable.
A shootout between Manning and Robert Griffin III would provide fireworks for a week that really needs it. Here is a list of the best to worst games in Week 8, such as they look right now.