Week 8 NFL Preview

HIGH-SCORING GAMES & COMEBACK WINS GALORE AS NFL ENTERS WEEK 8

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What’s in store this week as the NFL concludes October? It’s anybody’s guess.

“The NFL is kind of like a soap opera-every week has big storylines,” says Houston Texans running back ARIAN FOSTER, who finished with 234 scrimmage yards (115 rushing, 119 receiving) in the Texans’ 41-7 win over AFC South rival Tennessee. “But you have to go out and prove it every single day in practice and every single Sunday.”

And the storylines continue as we approach Week 8. For example:

  • There are 22 teams with a .500 record or better, the most through the first seven weeks in NFL history.
  • Comebacks have been a constant trend in 2011. There have been 21 games this season in which a team trailed by at least 10 points and came back to win. That total is the second-most through the first seven weeks all-time (23 in 1987).
  • The points are piling up. There have been 4,629 points scored in 2011, the most through seven weeks in NFL history. The 44.9 points per game average is the highest through seven weeks since 1970.

“One of the great lessons you learn in football is the courage to keep fighting when you’re down, when you’re knocked down over and over again, you’re going to keep getting up,” says Broncos quarterback TIM TEBOW, who helped Denver become the first team to win a game after trailing by 15+ points with three minutes remaining since 1970.

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