Boise State takes the NFL: Week Eight recap

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Headline-maker: Doug Martin

Martin came up with his best game as a pro and one of the best games for an NFL running back this season, accounting for 214 total yards and two touchdowns in Tampa Bay's win over the Vikings. At times, he looked like the best player on the field, which is saying something considering one of the NFL's best backs, Adrian Petersen, was also on the same field.

My favorite Martin highlight was his 64-yard screen pass that he took to the end zone, eluding a few defenders and then taking off for paydirt like he was shot out of a cannon. Human beings shouldn't be able to go zero to sixty in two steps. It takes me at least twenty (and my 60mph is more like wind-assisted 25mph).

Headline-maker No. 2: Titus Young

Week Eight was a great week for professional Broncos. In addition to Martin's breakout game, Titus Young had one of the best games of his career, totaling 100 receiving yards and two scores, the last score proving to be the game-winner against the Seahawks with 20 seconds left. Young is one of several Lions receivers who will fill in for injured Nate Burleson, and after this week, Young might be the best Burleson impersonator of the bunch.

Elsewhere ...

  • Cleveland defensive tackle Billy Winn continues to impress, starting yet another game for the Browns (he's started all of them) and recording a sack and a fumble recovery.
  • Denver offensive tackle Ryan Clady earned Peter King's Unsung Hero Award for good blocking against the Saints (HT: Kazzy).
  • St. Louis wide receiver Austin Pettis continues to see his role expand with the Rams, as he was targeted five times in St. Louis' loss to the Patriots.
  • Lions quarterback Kellen Moore was inactive - yet invaluable! - for the seventh consecutive week.

All the stats

FB Richie Brockel - Carolina Panthers

  • Week 1: No stats
  • Week 2: No stats
  • Week 3: No stats
  • Week 4: No stats
  • Week 5: 1 special teams assisted tackle
  • Week 6: Bye
  • Week 7: No stats
  • Week 8: No stats
  • Next: @ Redskins

CB Chris Carr - San Diego Chargers

  • Signed by Chargers prior to Week Five
  • W5: No stats
  • W6: No stats
  • W7: Bye
  • W8: 1 kickoff return, 11 yards
  • Next: vs. Chiefs, Thursday night on NFL Network

OT Ryan Clady - Denver Broncos

  • W1: Started
  • W2: Started
  • W3: Started
  • W4: Started
  • W5: Started
  • W6: Started
  • W7: Bye
  • W8: Started
  • Next: @ Bengals

OG Daryn Colledge - Arizona Cardinals

  • W1: Started
  • W2: Started
  • W3: Started
  • W4: Started
  • W5: Started
  • W6: Started
  • W7: Started
  • W8: Started
  • Next: @ Packers

DE Tyrone Crawford - Dallas Cowboys

  • W1: No stats, 3 defensive snaps
  • W2: 1 tackle (assisted)
  • W3: 2 tackles, 1 QB hit
  • W4: 1 tackle, 1 QB hit
  • W5: Bye
  • W6: No stats
  • W7: No stats
  • W8: 1 tackle
  • Next: @ Falcons

TE Tommy Gallarda - Atlanta Falcons

  • W1: No stats
  • W2: No stats
  • W3: 1 target, 0 catches
  • W4: 1 special teams tackle
  • W5: 2 targets, 1 catch, 7 yards
  • W6: 1 target, 0 catches
  • W7: Bye
  • W8: 1 special teams assisted tackle
  • Next: vs. Cowboys

FS George Iloka - Cincinnati Bengals

  • W1: No stats
  • W2: 2 tackles (special teams, assisted)
  • W3: No stats
  • W4: No stats
  • W5: Inactive
  • W6: Inactive
  • W7: No stats
  • W8: Bye
  • Next: vs. Broncos

SS Jeron Johnson - Seattle Seahawks

  • W1: No stats
  • W2: Blocked punt return TD
  • W3: 1 tackle, 1 tackle-for-loss, 1 special teams assisted tackle
  • W4: No stats
  • W5: 1 special teams assisted tackle
  • W6: No stats
  • W7: No stats
  • W8: No stats
  • Next: vs. Vikings

DE Shea McClellin - Chicago Bears

  • W1: 1 quarterback hit
  • W2: 4 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1 tackle-for-loss, 2 quarterback hits
  • W3: 0.5 sacks
  • W4: No stats
  • W5: No stats
  • W6: Bye
  • W7: 2 tackles (1 assisted), 0.5 sack, 1 tackle-for-loss, 1 quarterback hit
  • W8: 1 tackle, 1 tackle-for-loss
  • Next: @ Titans

RB Doug Martin - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • W1: Started, 24 carries, 95 yards, 4 targets, 4 catches, 23 yards
  • W2: Started, 20 carries, 66 yards, 1 TD, 3 targets, 0 catches
  • W3: Started, 19 carries, 53 yards, 3 targets, 2 catches, 21 yards
  • W4: Started, 8 carries, 33 yards, 5 targets, 2 catches, 9 yards
  • W5: Bye
  • W6: Started, 13 carries, 76 yards, 4 targets, 2 catches, 55 yards
  • W7: Started, 16 carries, 85 yards, 1 TD, 3 targets, 3 catches, 37 yards
  • W8: Started, 29 carries, 135 yards, 1 TD, 6 targets, 3 catches, 79 yards, 1 TD
  • Next: @ Raiders

FS Quintin Mikell - St. Louis Rams

  • W1: Started, 8 tackles
  • W2: Started, 2 tackles, 1 special teams tackle
  • W3: Started, 6 tackles, 2 special teams tackles
  • W4: Started, 5 tackles
  • W5: Started, 3 tackles (left game with an injury)
  • W6: Started, 4 tackles 1 tackle-for-loss, 1 pass defensed
  • W7: Started, 6 tackles
  • W8: Started, 3 tackles
  • Next: Bye

QB Kellen Moore - Detroit Lions

  • W1: Inactive
  • W2: Inactive
  • W3: Inactive
  • W4: Inactive
  • W5: Bye
  • W6: Inactive
  • W7: Inactive
  • W8: Inactive
  • Next: @ Jaguars

WR Austin Pettis - St. Louis Rams

  • W1: Suspended
  • W2: Suspended
  • W3: No stats
  • W4: 1 target, 1 catch, 17 yards
  • W5: 2 targets, 1 catch, 6 yards
  • W6: 3 targets, 1 catch, 11 yards
  • W7: Started, 3 targets, 2 catches, 17 yards, 1 TD
  • W8: 5 targets, 3 catches, 15 yards
  • Next: Bye

OT Nate Potter - Arizona Cardinals

  • W1: Did not play
  • W2: Did not play
  • W3: Did not play
  • W4: Did not play
  • W5: Played as a reserve
  • W6: Did not play
  • W7: Did not play
  • W8: Did not play
  • Next: @ Packers

CB Orlando Scandrick - Dallas Cowboys

  • W1: 2 tackles, 2 passes defensed, 27 defensive snaps
  • W2: 1 tackle
  • W3: Started, 2 tackles
  • W4: 1 pass defensed
  • W5: Bye
  • W6: 2 tackles
  • W7: Started, 3 tackles
  • W8: 1 pass defensed
  • Next: @ Falcons

CB Kyle Wilson - New York Jets

  • W1: Started, 1 INT, 1 pass defensed
  • W2: Started, 7 tackles
  • W3: 2 tackles
  • W4: Started, 5 tackles (two assisted)
  • W5: Started, no stats
  • W6: Started, 3 tackles, 1 tackle-for-loss, 1 forced fumble, 1 pass defensed
  • W7: Started, 2 tackles
  • W8: Started, 1 tackle
  • Next: Bye

DT Billy Winn - Cleveland Browns

  • W1: Started, 2 tackles, 1 tackle-for-loss
  • W2: Started, no stats
  • W3: Started, 2 passes defensed
  • W4: Started, 5 tackles, 2 tackles-for-loss, 1 quarterback hit
  • W5: Started, 2 tackles, 1 quarterback hit
  • W6: Started, 1 assisted tackle, 1 fumble recovery
  • W7: Started, 1 assisted tackle'
  • W8: Started, 1 tackle, 1 sack, 1 tackle-for-loss, 1 quarterback hit, 1 fumble recovery
  • Next: vs. Ravens

WR Titus Young - Detroit Lions

  • W1: Started, 3 targets, 1 catch, 14 yards, 1 rush, 11 yards
  • W2: Started, 3 targets, 1 catch, 11 yards
  • W3: 7 targets, 6 catches, 75 yards, 1 TD
  • W4: 3 targets, 1 catch, 17 yards, 1 rush, 5 yards
  • W5: Bye
  • W6: Started, 5 targets, 2 catches, 6 yards
  • W7: Started, 8 targets, 6 catches, 81 yards
  • W8: Started, 9 targets, 9 catches, 100 yards, 2 TDs
  • Next: @ Jaguars

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