Jets Stun Bengals (34-31) in QB Mike White’s First Career NFL Start
Another Sunday in the NFL delivered endless storylines, but none were bigger than the debut of Jets backup quarterback, Mike White. White rallied the Jets for a comeback win over the 5-2 Bengals (34-31), including 17 points in the 4th quarter. The 26-year-old QB was cut five times in his NFL career before landing in New York. His debut was sensational — 37-of-45 for 405 yards and 3 TDs. And with former No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson still injured for at least one more week, Jets coach Robert Saleh didn’t dismiss a quarterback controversy if White continues to shine next week against the Titans. World, meet Mike White, the hero of Week 8.
Fun Fact: White joins Cam Newton (411 yards) as the only quarterbacks with 400-plus passing yards in their first career NFL starts.
Other Week 8 Top Performers
QB J. Allen (BUF): 29/42, 304 total yards, 3 TDs
QB M. Stafford (DET): 21/32 305 yards, 3 TDs
QB T. Brady (TB): 28/40, 375 yards, 4 TDs, 2 INTs
RB N. Harris (PIT): 29 touches, 120 total yards, 1 TD
WR A. Cooper (DAL): 8 receptions, 122 yards, 1 TD
All Week 8 Scores & Highlights
Packers def. Cardinals (24-21) | Panthers def. Falcons (19-13) | Bills def. Dolphins (26-11) | 49ers def. Bears (33-22) | Steelers def. Browns (15-10) | Eagles def. Lions (44-6) | Titans def. Colts (34-31, OT) | Jets def. Bengals (34-31) | Rams def. Texans (38-22) | Patriots def. Chargers (27-24) | Seahawks def. Jaguars (31-7) | Broncos def. Washington (17-10) | Saints def. Buccaneers (36-27) | Cowboys def. Vikings (20-16)
Monday Night Football
Giants at Chiefs (8:15 pm ET, ESPN)
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