NFL Week 8: Top moments you might’ve missed

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Steelers kicker Chris Boswell was left worse for wear after a bungled play wound up in him getting a concussion. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Steelers kicker Chris Boswell was left worse for wear after a bungled play wound up in him getting a concussion. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

A Halloween-themed weekend of NFL contests saw no shortage of sensational, sad and spooky moments across the league.

A heavyweight battle between the Packers and Cardinals on Thursday Night Football kicked things off, before the Chiefs returned to winning ways on Monday Night Football to round out the week.

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There was plenty of action in between, as well. Here are some of the top moments from Week 8 of the 2021 NFL season that you might have missed.

Fake field goal attempt turns ugly

The Pittsburgh Steelers tired to get creative by running a fake field goal during the first quarter of their clash with the Cleveland Browns, only for the play to backfire in ugly fashion.

Steelers kicker Chris Boswell took a direct snap before rolling out to his right and looking to throw. With no options available, Boswell threw the ball away but was hit hard as he did so, leaving him with a concussion. Despite not having a kicker, the Steelers managed to come away with a 15-10 victory.

Winston busts out dance moves on crutches

A torn ACL didn’t stop Jameis Winston enjoying the New Orleans Saints’ 36-27 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Winston sustained the season-ending injury early in the second quarter, but was spotted dancing with a set of blue crutches as the Saints celebrated the impressive victory.

Lawrence lookalike spotted in Seattle

The award for best Halloween costume worn by an NFL fan undoubtedly goes to this Trevor Lawrence lookalike who was spotted in the crowd as Lawrence’s Jaguars took on the Seattle Seahawks.

Mascot heartbroken by overtime loss

Indianapolis Colts mascot Blue could only watch on in horror as Tennessee Titans kicker Randy Bullock handed the Colts a 34-31 overtime loss.

Blue was seen hilariously banging his head on the goalpost in frustration after watching Bullock’s kick split the uprights.

Texans embrace Halloween in hilarious fashion

The Houston Texans marked Halloween by playing a classic scare prank on their players with their inflatable mascot Toro.

The only thing scarier than Toro is the Texans’ dismal 1-7 record so far this season.

Blewitt blows it

It’s fair to say that Washington Football Team’s Chris Blewitt has one of the most unfortunate names an NFL kicker could possibly ask for.

Even more unfortunate is the fact Blewitt lived up (or down?) to his name against the Denver Broncos, blasting a field goal attempt into the back an offensive linemen’s head. Of his five career field goal attempts to date, three have been blocked.

Unlikely hero White makes history

New York Jets quarterback Mike White threw for 405 yards in his first ever NFL start, guiding the Jets to a 34-31 upset win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

White is only the second player in NFL history to throw for 400-plus yards in their first NFL start, with Cam Newton being the other. He even caught a touchdown pass on a two-point conversion to cap off his impressive display.

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