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NFL Dawgs Week 8: Injuries, Struggles The Name Of The Game

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Injuries abound for ex-Huskies, while the healthy are struggling. Get the details following week eight of the NFL in this edition of NFL Dawgs

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Chiefs shine in trip to London

Kansas City rookie corner Marcus Peters had three tackles and a pass deflection as the Chiefs (3-5) obliterated the hapless Detroit Lions (1-7) 45-10 on their trip to London in week eight. Peters has been vital for a resurgent Chiefs defense that has stepped up in the last two weeks to offset the loss of Jamaal Charles on offense. Peters is now second on the team in tackles behind only Derrick Johnson with 38, and leads the team with three interceptions as he continues to state his case of Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2015.

Sankey, Titans struggle in loss to Houston

The Tennessee Titans (1-6) lost their sixth straight contest Sunday, a 20-6 setback to the Houston Texans (3-5). Bishop Sankey, having already lost his role as the Titans starting running back, may have now lost kickoff return duties as well. Sankey returned two kickoffs for 36 yards, but also fumbled one, as the first running back taken in last years NFL draft continues to see his NFL stock tumble.

Texans running back Chris Polk saw more action with the absence of Arian Foster, but finished with a pedestrian 18 yards on eight carries, and one reception for four yards.

Kikaha injured in wild Saints win

New Orleans rookie linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha left in the second half of the Saints (4-4) 52-49 win over the New York Giants (4-4). The injury is not expected to lead to any substantial loss in action for Kikaha, who finished with one tackle in the win. The Saints won the wild game on a last second, 50 yard field goal by Kai Forbath. The sides combined for a total of 101 points in the game, third highest in NFL history.

Around the NFL

  • Marcel Reece had a solid day catching the ball out of the Oakland Raiders backfield, hauling in three passes for 26 yards as the Raiders (4-3) knocked off the New York Jets (4-3) 34-20
  • Jermaine Kearse was targeted once by Russell Wilson, but was held with out a reception for the third time this season in the Seahawks (4-4) narrow 13-12 win over the Dallas Cowboys (2-5)
  • Donald Butler had three tackles and combined a half sack with Melvin Ingram, but the injury-riddled San Diego Chargers (2-6) came up three points short against the Baltimore Ravens (2-6), 29-26
  • Danny Shelton had four tackles for the Cleveland Browns (2-6) in their 34-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals (6-2). Browns kicker Travis Coons missed his first kick of the season, an extra point, going two for three on the day, with no field goals tried
  • Tight-end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was again inactive with a shoulder injury as Tampa Bay (3-4) defeated the Atlanta Falcons (6-2) 23-20 in overtime Sunday. Falcons corner Desmond Trufant had a pair of tackles in the Atlanta loss.
  • Shaq Thompson missed his second consecutive game for the Carolina Panthers (7-0) who defeated the Indianapolis Colts (3-5), as he recovers from an MCL sprain.

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