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VIKINGS 24, PANTHERS 21 Game story - Stats (Credit: AP )

VIKINGS 24, PANTHERS 21
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Adrian Peterson had 162 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns and Ryan Longwell kicked a 31-yard field goal with 2:43 left to lift the Minnesota Vikings to a 24-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Christian Ponder completed 18 of 28 passes for 236 yards and one touchdown as the Vikings (2-6) ended a two-game losing streak.

A look around the NFL: Week 8

Missed any or all of the action? No worries. Here's a quick recap of Week 8 in the NFL.

CHIEFS 23, CHARGERS 20 Game story - Stats
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CHIEFS 23, CHARGERS 20
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Ryan Succop knocked through a 30-yard field goal in overtime on Monday Night Football, giving the Chiefs a 23-20 win over the San Diego Chargers and moving them into an improbable tie atop the AFC West. Kansas City became the first team in NFL history to lose its first three games and share at least part of a division lead after four more games.

EAGLES 34, COWBOYS 7 Game story - Stats
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EAGLES 34, COWBOYS 7
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Michael Vick threw two touchdown passes, LeSean McCoy had a career-best 185 yards rushing and two scores and the Philadelphia Eagles routed the Dallas Cowboys, 34-7. The Eagles (3-4) dominated right from the start, improved to 13-0 after a bye under coach Andy Reid and snapped a five-game losing streak at Lincoln Financial Field that dated to last season.

LIONS 45, BRONCOS 10 Game story - Stats
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LIONS 45, BRONCOS 10
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The Lions (6-2) sacked Tim Tebow seven times and turned his two turnovers into touchdowns as they snapped a two-game skid. Matthew Stafford completed 21 of 30 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns, including a 56-yarder to Johnson, who beat Champ Bailey down the delirious Detroit sideline. Johnson joined Randy Moss as the only wide receivers since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to catch 11 TD passes in his team's first eight games.

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49ERS 20, BROWNS 10 Game story - Stats
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49ERS 20, BROWNS 10
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Frank Gore ran for both 125-plus yards and a touchdown in a fourth straight game, Michael Crabtree made his first TD reception of the season, and the San Francisco 49ers beat the Cleveland Browns, 20-10. Alex Smith completed 15 of 24 passes for 177 yards, leading the first-place 49ers (6-1) to their fifth consecutive victory since an overtime loss to the Cowboys in Week 2.

TITANS 27, COLTS 10 Game story - Stats
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TITANS 27, COLTS 10
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The Tennessee Titans avoided becoming the first team to lose to the winless Indianapolis Colts. Matt Hasselbeck threw for 224 yards and a touchdown, and Nate Washington scored twice and the Titans beat Indianapolis, 27-10.

VIKINGS 24, PANTHERS 21 Game story - Stats
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VIKINGS 24, PANTHERS 21
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Adrian Peterson had 162 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns and Ryan Longwell kicked a 31-yard field goal with 2:43 left to lift the Minnesota Vikings to a 24-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Christian Ponder completed 18 of 28 passes for 236 yards and one touchdown as the Vikings (2-6) ended a two-game losing streak.

RAMS 31, SAINTS 21 Game story - Stats
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RAMS 31, SAINTS 21
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Steven Jackson scored twice in his first 100-yard game in three seasons as the lowly Rams earned their first win this season, a 31-21 upset of the New Orleans Saints. Drew Brees barely kept alive his touchdown pass streak on a meaningless score in the final seconds a week after throwing five in a 62-7 rout of the winless Indianapolis Colts. Brees was intercepted twice, too, with Darian Stewart's pick and 27-yard return putting the game away with 2:51 to go.

RAVENS 30, CARDINALS 27 Game story - Stats
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RAVENS 30, CARDINALS 27
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Down by three touchdowns in the second quarter, the Baltimore Ravens were being jeered by the home crowd and in danger of losing another game to a sub-.500 opponent. What followed was the greatest comeback in the history of the franchise. Billy Cundiff kicked a 25-yard field goal as time expired, Ray Rice scored a career-high three touchdowns, and the Ravens rallied to beat the Arizona Cardinals, 30-27.

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TEXANS 24, JAGUARS 14 Game story - Stats
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TEXANS 24, JAGUARS 14
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The Texans methodically handled an opponent they were expected to beat on Sunday, and moved one step closer to their first division title. Arian Foster rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown, and Houston shut down rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert and the NFL's worst offense in a 24-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

GIANTS 20, DOLPHINS 17 Game story - Stats
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GIANTS 20, DOLPHINS 17
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The Giants were able to survive what was supposed to be the easiest game remaining on their schedule with a 20-17 win over the Dolphins. Victor Cruz caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning (31-for-45, 349 yards) with 5:58 remaining in the game to secure the win for Big Blue.

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