Undefeated football plays of the week: Week 8
See the dope highlights you might have missed
Week 8 was full of surprises. This week yielded some lit grabs and some crazy clutch plays. Let’s get into it, shall we?
Monday Night Football
Ballin’ like Jordan Howard
Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard had an incredible night. Howard & Co. finished the contest with a 20-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings. He had 202 total yards for one touchdown. One of his most impressive plays was this 69-yard run:
— NFL (@NFL) November 1, 2016
Look at the wheels on this guy, man!
— Josh F (@jayfizzle_2) November 1, 2016
D.J. Moore with the footwork
I got some questions for Maryland Terrapins wide receiver D.J. Moore … How did he catch this? While this is still one of the best catches of the year, the Terrapins lost to the Indiana Hoosiers, 42-36.
LOOK AT THE TOES! HOW?!
D.J. Moore has a side job with the circus. 🎪
— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) October 29, 2016
Uh excuse me DJ Moore? pic.twitter.com/jI9TjRsKuT
— Terps Watch (@TerpsWatch) October 29, 2016
— Jon Rowland (@J0nnyBananaz) October 29, 2016
Not sure how DJ Moore caught that and stayed in bounds. Great play for TD that gives Terps the lead.
— Joe Yasharoff (@JYash) October 29, 2016
Shaquem Griffin is amazing
University of Central Florida linebacker Shaquem Griffin is undefeated. He had 14 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery in the Knights’ loss 31-24 loss to the University of Houston Cougars. Oh, did I mention that he doesn’t have a left hand? Griffin, a twin, was 4 years old when his hand was removed due to amniotic band syndrome, a congenital disorder that occurs in about one in every 1,200 births. His mother’s amniotic sac had entangled with his wrist, leaving the tissue in Griffin’s left hand soft and fingers like a glove filled with jelly at birth.
Griffin doesn’t let that stop him from being an absolute boss on the field. He still dominates. Griffin is currently tied for sixth in the FBS in sacks.
He also made this dope interception against the Cougars.
UCF’s Shaquem Griffin, born with rare birth defect, lost his left hand at age 4.
He has 3 sacks, a FR, & Int today. https://t.co/Okvz43Fh9B
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 29, 2016
— Leger Douzable (@LegerDouzable) October 29, 2016
While Houston came away with a win, Thomas continues to be an inspiration both on and off the field.
Mad respect ✊🏽 pic.twitter.com/cRDR5fS6mq
— UCF PROBLEMS (@ucf_problems) October 31, 2016
Northwest lateral damage
The Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats were set to defend a Hail Mary, but what they got in return was way more spectacular. Check it out.
FB: Berg ends the half with an INT, laterals it 3 times, and Harold Brantley runs it in for a Touchdown! PAT is missed. NW leads 41-3!
— Northwest Athletics (@bearcatsports) October 29, 2016
The three laterals that led to the big touchdown were pure awesomeness.
Northwest Missouri State's pick 6 w/3 laterals to end the first half against Pitt State has got to be a top 10 nominee #SCtop10
— Lincoln Thomas (@TheLincolnT) October 30, 2016
The Bearcats took care of the Pittsburg State University Gorillas, 69-10, lifting them to 9-0 in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.
Travis Benjamin likes them touchdowns
San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers threw wide receiver Travis Benjamin a pass that wasn’t quite as accurate as it needed to be. But it’s what Benjamin did with the pass that makes the play. This one-handed grab in the end zone was all about focus and body control.
What a catch, @TravisBenjamin3!
— NFL (@NFL) October 30, 2016
Ridiculous catch by Travis Benjamin. Total 360, one-hander.
— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) October 30, 2016
WHAT A TD GRAB BY TRAVIS BENJAMIN!
— Ricky Henne (@ChargersRHenne) October 30, 2016
The Chargers lost to the Denver Broncos, 27-18, but the highlights were the hot item of the night.
Dak Prescott strikes back
In the battle of NFC rookie quarterbacks, the Dallas Cowboys’ Dak Prescott came out on top with this game-saving play. Prescott put the team on his back and gave Cowboys fans more ammo in the never-ending roast session between the fan bases of both the Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles. Prescott and his team pulled out a 29-23 overtime win.
— NFL (@NFL) October 31, 2016
The next meeting between the two teams is Jan. 1, 2017.
Derek Carr going hard
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has been in some close games this season and has excelled under the pressure. With Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the line in overtime on a fourth-and-four, Carr needed the fourth down to keep the offense on the field. Raiders wide receiver Seth Roberts had other ideas in the 30-24 win:
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) October 30, 2016
"@SethTRoberts is super clutch…that guy catches game winners all the time and it’s crazy."
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) October 31, 2016
— Jalen Richard (@RocketRich30) October 30, 2016