The Newsroom recaps round eight of the NFL.
St Louis too good for San Francisco
With Jarryd Hayne searching for another club after he was put on the waiver, the St. Louis Rams defeated the 49ers 27-6 in St Louis. The Rams’ second quarter performance brought them 18 points, but the 49ers only slotted two field goals, making the scorecard 18-6. The second half saw no points scored in the third quarter, a credit to the 49ers’ defence, but the Rams put the icing on the cake in the fourth quarter with a touchdown to solidify the win. Rookie Todd Gurley was the best on field for the Rams; he scored a 71-yard rushing touchdown and gained 133 yards for the match.
101 points scored at the Superdome
The New Orleans Saints defeated the New York Giants 52-49 in New Orleans. The game was unbelievable and had the crowd on the edge of their seats. At half-time it was 28-21. The Giants tried to rally in the last two quarters, scoring 28 points with some glittering play from Eli Manning, but the New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees ensured that the Saints got the win with a career defining performance. He threw seven touchdowns off 39 completions from 50 attempts for 505 yards. Manning threw six touchdowns off 30 completions from 41 attempts for 350 yards.
2014 Super Bowl Champions still unbeaten
The New England Patriots went seven straight for the NFL season as they dominated the Miami Dolphins 36-7 in Massachusetts. Tom Brady threw for 356 yards and four touchdowns. At half-time the Patriots were cruising 19-0. Miami Dolphins went over in the third quarter for their soul touchdown to Lamar Miller. The Dolphins lost one of their stars, defensive end Cameron Wake. Wake was carted off after he tore his Achilles and ruled himself out for the season.
Other scores for the round:
Kansas City Chiefs defeated Detroit Lions 45-10
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated Atlanta Falcons 23-20
Baltimore Ravens defeated San Diego Chargers 29-26
Minnesota Vikings defeated Chicago Bears 23-20
Oakland Raiders defeated New York Jets 34-20
Seattle Seahawks defeated Dallas Cowboys 13-12
Denver Broncos defeated Green Bay Packers 29-10
Arizona Cardinals defeated Cleveland Browns 34-20
Cincinnati Bengals defeated Pittsburgh Steelers 16-10
Houston Texans defeated Tennessee Titans 20-6
– Jesse Mullens
Top photo of New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees from New Orleans Saints Facebook page.