What To Look For Week 8
What To Look For Week 8

International Affair

The 2015 International Series resumes in Week 8 with a matchup between the Detroit Lions and the Kansas City Chiefs at London's Wembley Stadium.

This is the third of three games to be played in London this season. In the first game on October 4, the New York Jets defeated the Miami Dolphins 27-14. Last week the Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Buffalo Bills 34-31.

Prolific Peyton

Denver quarterback PEYTON MANNING has registered 185 career regular-season wins as a starting quarterback in his 18-year career.

With a win on Sunday against Green Bay, Manning would tie BRETT FAVRE (186) for the most wins by a starting quarterback in NFL history.

The starting quarterbacks with the most career wins in NFL history:


Player Seasons Wins
*Active ^Hall of Famer (Source: NFL)
Brett Favre1991-2010186
Peyton Manning*1998-present185
Tom Brady*2000-present166
John Elway^1983-1998148
Dan Marino^1983-1999147


Head Start

Denver head coach GARY KUBIAK has led the Broncos to a 6-0 record in his first season with the team.

With a win against the Packers on Sunday Night Football, Kubiak would become the fourth head coach to lead his team to a 7-0 record in his first season with a new team since the AFL-NFL Merger.

The head coaches to lead their teams to a 7-0 record in their first season with a new team since 1970:


Coach Team Season Started Final Record Playoff Result
*6-0 through six games (Source: NFL)
Ray MalavasiLos Angeles Rams19787-012-4Advanced to Conf. Champ
Jim CaldwellIndianapolis Colts200914-014-2Advanced to Super Bowl XLIV
Andy ReidKansas City Chiefs20139-011-5Advanced to Wild Card
Gary Kubiak*Denver Broncos20156-0----


Ben Roethlisberger: 40,000 Yard Club

Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger needs 31 passing yards Sunday against Cincinnati to become the fifth active quarterback to reach 40,000 passing yards, which would be the most active QBs ever to have 40,000+ passing yards at one time. PEYTON MANNING (71,215), DREW BREES (57,904), TOM BRADY (55,312) and ELI MANNING (41,531) are the four active quarterbacks to reach the milestone.

In 12 seasons, Roethlisberger has 39,969 passing yards.

Roethlisberger would also become the ninth quarterback in NFL history to reach the mark with one team and the first to do so with the Steelers.

With 31 passing yards on Sunday, Roethlisberger would also reach 40,000 yards in his 163rd game, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer WARREN MOON (165 games) for the fifth fewest games to reach the milestone.

The quarterbacks to reach 40,000 career passing yards in the fewest games in NFL history:


Quarterback Games
*39,969 passing yards; will play 163rd career game on Sunday (Source: NFL)
Drew Brees152
Dan Marino153
Peyton Manning154
Tom Brady162
Warren Moon165
Ben Roethlisberger*162


Andrew Luck: 100 TD Club

Indianapolis quarterback ANDREW LUCK has 97 touchdown passes in 53 career games since entering the NFL in 2012.

With three touchdown passes against Carolina on Monday Night Football, Luck would reach 100 touchdown passes in his 54th career game and surpass PEYTON MANNING (56) and MATTHEW STAFFORD (55) as the fourth-fastest quarterback to reach the milestone.

The quarterbacks to reach 100 career touchdown passes in the fewest games in NFL history:


Quarterback Games
*97 TD passes; will play 54th career game Monday (Source: NFL)
Dan Marino44​
Kurt Warner50​
Johnny Unitas53​
Matthew Stafford55​
Peyton Manning56​
Andrew Luck*53


Interconference Action

With the NFL's late-season schedule packed with division games, the mid-season slate features many exciting interconference matchups, including a Week 8 battle between quarterbacks ANDREW LUCK of the Indianapolis Colts and CAM NEWTON of the Carolina Panthers in primetime on Monday Night Football (ESPN, 8:30 PM ET). Luck (2012) and Newton (2011) were both first overall selections in consecutive NFL Drafts and led their teams to division titles last season.

Of the 14 games scheduled for Week 8, four will be interconference games.

A look at the Week 8 interconference games:


Date Game Time (ET) Network
(Source: NFL)
Sunday, November 1Detroit Lions at Kansas City Chiefs (London)9:30 AMFOX​
Sunday, November 1Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns1:00 PMFOX​
Sunday, November 1Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos8:30 PMNBC​
Monday, November 2Indianapolis Colts at Carolina Panthers8:30 PMESPN​


The NFL teams with the top five interconference records since realignment in 2002:


Team Record Pct. Next Interconference Game
(Source: NFL)
Patriots43-10.811Week 9 vs. Washington
Steelers38-16-1.700Week 12 at Seattle
Colts34-19-0.642Week 8 at Carolina
Bengals32-19-2.623Week 11 at Arizona
Ravens33-21-0.611Week 11 vs. St. Louis


Super Bowl Rematches Featured This Season

The 2015 NFL regular-season schedule features 19 Super Bowl rematches as part of the year-long celebration of Super Bowl 50, which will be played on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

In Week 8, the Packers will travel to take on the Broncos on Sunday Night Football in a rematch of Super Bowl XXXII, won by the Broncos 31-24. The Broncos' Super Bowl XXXII team will be honored and owner PAT BOWLEN will be inducted into the club's Ring of Fame. Rematches are part of the NFL's On The Fifty platform, designed to link the past 49 Super Bowls with this year's game and honor the teams, players, coaches, fans and communities that have been a part of those games.

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