NFL Week 8: Good, Bad, Ugly

Matt WillensContributor INovember 1, 2009

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 01: Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates a touchdown by teammate Percy Harvin #12 after a 51 yard touchdown pass during the third quarter of the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 1, 2009 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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The Good

Brett Favre

Football fans from coast to coast marked November 1 on their football watching calenders the day that Favre signed with the Vikings. The future hall of famer did not disappoint on a typical chilly Sunday fall afternoon in Wisconsin throwing for 244 yards to go along with four TDs, leading Minnesota to the victory in the NFC North showdown. 


Chris Johnson

The second year speedster from East Carolina was electric with the ball in leading the Titans to their first win of the season. His 228 yards on the ground was a career and Tennessee Titan franchise high. Johnson had touchdown runs of 52 and 89 yards making the Jaguar defense look silly for four quarters in Nashville on Sunday.


The Bad

Derek Anderson

Cleveland quarterbacks Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn combined to complete a total of seven passes in Cleveland's miserable loss to Chicago in the Windy City on Sunday.

Anderson ended the first half of play with two completions and was replaced late in the fourth quarter by Brady Quinn. Anderson's final line: 6-for-17 with 76 yards and two interceptions.

Yet, if you were dumb enough to start him on your fantasy team you did benefit from his rushing TD, Cleveland's lone score of the day.


Arizona Cardinals

Arizona's week seven win vs. the Giants at the Meadowlands apparently was no sign of change for an inconsistent Cardinals squad.

What is supposed to be one of the NFL's top run D's was anything but that on Sunday. They got pushed around by the Panthers and allowing 270 yards on the ground.

Not helping the cause were the five interceptions thrown by Kurt Warner. The defending NFC champs are now 1-3 on their home field and 3-0 on the road. Luckily for them next week they play in front of Chicago fans rather than their own.


The Ugly

James Butler, St. Louis Rams Defensive Back

Rams against Lions is ugly in itself. The bone head play by Ram safety James Butler in the second quarter of the first win of the season for St. Louis put the icing on the cake.

After intercepting Lions QB Matt Stafford at the Rams one-yard line, Butler decided to make something out of nothing by attempting to return his interception for more yards, only to get tackled in his own end zone for a safety costing his team two points and giving the ball right back to Detroit.

Just another day in the life of a St. Louis Ram.


Jets-Dolphins Rivalry

New York safety Kerry Rhodes and Miami linebacker Jerry Porter had some choice words for each other during pregame warm ups, which led to a physical altercation before their rivalry game kicked off on Sunday in East Rutherford.

Players were eventually separated and Miami won the game, sweeping the season series from their rivals for the first time in six years.