Thoughts From NFL Week 8

DETROIT - OCTOBER 31: Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions recovers a late fourth quarter fumble from Rex Grossman #8 of the Washington Redskins an scores a touchdown at Ford Field on October 31 2010 in Detroit Michigan. The Lions defeated the Redskins 37-25. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

I'll have to admit, I didn't watch a ton of football on Sunday, a little here, a little there, some highlights on NFL Network and ESPNews.  Halloween kept me plenty busy as did our opening round playoff game, which we won by the way, as the kids played their hearts out for four quarters. 

But some of the story lines from NFL week eight are going to rile some fan bases up.  Some in a good way and some in a bad way. Here's my first thought from the games...

1)  Rex Grossman?  Seriously?  He gave the Redskins the best chance at a come back win?

2)  Staying with that game, Ndamukong Suh is a beast.  As a Bears fan, he scares me...

3)  So has the Raiders offense finally started clicking, or is it just a matter of them playing some bad defenses? 

4)  Is the NFL punishing the English fans with a string of less than stellar match-ups?  Wembley Stadium keeps selling out for these games, so you'd think Roger Goodell would throw them a bone to the tune of a Steelers, Patriots, or a Colts game.

5)  I said it before, but it warrants another mention.  The Chiefs running game is really, really good.  I wouldn't want to see them come playoff time.

6)  Did Brett Favre really need to be carted off the field for a cut on his face?

7)  Coming off their bye week, the Jets managed to score zero points.  Bad.

8)  The Packers and Saints both had big wins against top AFC opponents. 

9)  A nice couple weeks by T.B. RB LeGarrette Blount.  I wouldn't call the Buccaneers the best team in the NFC, but they are playing pretty good.

10)  David Garrard accounted for 5 TDs against the Cowboys.  At this point is that even considered a good game since Dallas is mailing in the season?

*  Tune in to Windy City Gridiron tomorrow around lunch time as we'll have another special guest to add to our splendid Inside Scoop series.   John "Moon" Mullin and Sean Jensen have been incredible answering our members questions, but tomorrow I've scored some exclusive time with none other than the...  wait for it...   yes, The Superfans.

So have your questions ready for the special edition Inside Scoop post at 11am tomorrow morning, and then when Bill Swerski and The Superfans sit down for lunch they'll log on and drop their expertise.

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