Predictions, teasers, and takeaways for NFL 2023 Week 8

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost their third straight game to the Buffalo Bills in Week 8 of the NFL season on Thursday night. Can the Buccaneers reverse their fortunes? 

The Dallas Cowboys dominated the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, the 2023 No. 1 (Carolina's Bryce Young) and No. 2 (Houston's C.J. Stroud) draft picks faced off for the first time, 

and the Minnesota Vikings lost quarterback Kirk Cousins in the fourth quarter to what sources told Adam Schefter is a torn Achilles. 

In Tennessee, rookie quarterback Will Levis made an impression in his NFL debut, throwing four touchdown passes in the Titans' victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

The surprises continued in the late afternoon session, as the San Francisco 49ers lost their third game in a row, 

and the Denver Broncos ended their 16-game losing run to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Los Angeles Chargers handily defeated the visiting Chicago Bears on Sunday night.

The Detroit Lions then defeated the Las Vegas Raiders 26-14 on Monday night, thanks to a breakout performance by rookie running back Jahmyr Gibbs.

Our NFL Nation reporters covered all of the action, answering any remaining questions after each game and determining who – or what – is rising and sliding for each club. Let's get started.

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