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2012 NFL Season Week 8: Looking at the Top Three Headlines

Here’s a look at the top three headlines from 2012 NFL Season Week 8:

3. Miami Dolphins Top New York Jets

The Dolphins were looking for revenge on Sunday against the Jets after falling just short against their division rivals a few weeks ago and they didn’t disappoint after their 30-9 win to improve to 4-3 on the year. Matt Moore filled in for an injured Ryan Tannehill by completing 11 of 19 passes for 131 yards to go along with one touchdown and the defense stepped it up big time as they forced Mark Sanchez to throw the ball 54 times.

Considering New York is 1-4 over the last five games–the hot seat is beginning to heat up for Rex Ryan as head coach.

2. New England Patriots Crush St. Louis Rams in London 

Let’s hope this year’s London game was filled with Patriots fans as Tom Brady and company had no problems against the Rams on Sunday as they ended up winning the game 45-7. Brady led the way for New England by throwing for 304 yards and four touchdowns while Rob Gronkowski caught eight passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns.

Once again, the Patriots proved they have one of the most high-powered offenses in football and provided London fans with quite the show.

1. New York Giants Hold Off Dallas Cowboys

With a 23-0 lead in the first half, the Giants appeared to be on their way to an easy sixth win of the season–that is until the Cowboys put together a comeback in the second half and even had a lead in the fourth quarter.

Thanks to a 37-yard touchdown catch by Dez Bryant that ended up being out of bounds, New York managed to hold on for the win after re-gaining the lead in the fourth quarter to improve to 6-2 on the season. Good teams find ways to win football games no matter and the Giants look like one of the top teams in the NFC at the halfway mark of the regular season.

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