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A look back at Sunday's games.

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Week 8 is almost in the books. The Arizona Cardinals got a thrilling 24-20 win. There were other good games around the league, too.

Here are today's links -- recapping the recaps of the Cards games, recaps from the rest of the league and other news.

Cardinals recaps:

Holy Smokey: Cardinals Beat Eagles
Brown's 75-yard touchdown and late defensive stand push Cards to 24-20 win

Cards' Defense Plays For The Win
Goal-line stand, late pass breakups, turnovers spur victory over Philadelphia

Larry Fitzgerald Burns Eagles Again
Notebook: Peterson to undergo concussion protocol; Campbell returns; Catanzaro sets record

Arizona Cardinals hold on to top Philadelphia Eagles
It's one thing to preach that it's possible to play football with boldness and intelligence, that they aren't mutually exclusive. It's another to put that into practice when palms are sweating, stomachs turning and hearts fluttering.

Bickley: Cardinals' nest is where magic happens

The football stadium in Glendale has become our field of dreams, staging historic triumphs, magical moments and a day that made grown men and women cry.

Defending short field didn't intimidate Arizona Cardinals - ESPN

The Arizona Cardinals' defense didn’t care Sunday how much real estate it had to defend against the Eagles.

Antonio Cromartie's first 2 picks in Arizona pace Cards secondary - ESPN

There wasn’t a doubt in Antonio Cromartie’s mind that he was returning his first interception as a member of the Cardinals.

Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown provide Cardinals one-two receiving punch - ESPN

With a running game that yielded only two plays of 10 yards or longer, Carson Palmer turned to the pass to get Arizona by Philadelphia 24-20.

Nick Foles learns a lesson from a loss - Philadelphia Eagles Blog - ESPN

QB Nick Foles had three chances to throw the ball into the end zone to win the game but came up empty-handed.

John Brown shines as Arizona Cardinals playmaker

John Brown made a spectacular 'Willie Mays' 75-yard touchdown catch to push the Cardinals ahead of the Eagles on Sunday - it was his third NFL touchdown and first huge play in the pros. - Cardinals Stories - Arizona Sports Now on 98.7 FM

Antonio Cromartie's two interceptions help fuel Arizona Cardinals' win over Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles threw two interceptions all of last season. He threw that same number Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium -- both snared by Cardinals cornerback Antonio Cromartie in Arizona's 24-20 win.

Sunday Blitz: Eagles-Cardinals Recap - ESPN Video - ESPN

ESPN Video: Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Cardinals' 24-20 win over the Eagles.

Rapid Reaction: Arizona Cardinals - ESPN

A few thoughts on the Arizona Cardinals' 24-20 win against the Philadelphia Eagles at University of Phoenix Stadium.

NFL scores, Week 8:

Lions-Falcons final score: Detroit miraculously rallies for 22-21 victory - Pride Of Detroit

The Detroit Lions stunned the Atlanta Falcons with a 22-21 comeback victory on a last-second field goal by Matt Prater.

Seahawks survive missed opportunities to scrape out 13-9 win over Panthers - Field Gulls

After stalling in the red zone all day, Russell Wilson finally led the Seahawks to the end zone when it mattered most.

Bengals vs Ravens: Bengals reclaim first place in 27-24 win over Baltimore - Cincy Jungle

It was one of the weirder fourth quarters... ever. The Bengals literally tried to dump an eventual victory, but reclaimed the win late in the fourth quarter, completing the season sweep against Baltimore.

Dolphins vs Jaguars final score: Miami awakens in second half to win 27-13 - The Phinsider

The Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars have concluded their Week 8 showdown, with the Dolphins winning 27-13.

Chiefs-Rams final score: Six things we learned in Kansas City's 34-7 beat down - Arrowhead Pride

The Chiefs are a good team, and other things we learned from Kansas City 34-7 victory over the Rams.

Patriots vs. Bears Final Score: 5 Things We Learned from New England's 51-23 Blowout Win - Pats Pulpit

The Patriots cruised to a 51-23 victory over the Chicago Bears. What did we learn from New England's dominating performance?

Bills vs. Jets score, NFL Week 8: Buffalo trounces New York, 43-23 - Buffalo Rumblings

Aided by six New York Jets turnovers and four Kyle Orton touchdown passes, the Buffalo Bills cruised into their bye week at 5-3 with a 43-23 road win in the division.

Minnesota Vikings At Tampa Bay Buccaneers Final Score: Vikings Win, 19-13, In Overtime - Daily Norseman

It looked like the Minnesota Vikings were going to fall apart again, but rookie linebacker Anthony Barr was not about to let that happen.

Texans-Titans Final Score: Arian Foster's Three Touchdowns Tank The Titans - Battle Red Blog

The Houston Texans are now 4-4 after their victory over the Tennessee Titans. Catch the full recap here on Battle Red Blog.

Instant Recap: Browns Win Ugly Over Raiders, 23-13 - Dawgs By Nature

This week, Pettine got it right, and result was an "ugly" 23-13 victory over the Oakland Raiders, who fell to 0-7 on the season. The Browns improved to 4-3.

Steelers final score: Ben Roethlisberger has legendary game in Pittsburgh's 51-34 win over Indianapolis - Behind the Steel Curtain

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger throws for 522 yards and six touchdowns - both franchise records - in huge home win for Pittsburgh.

Saints vs. Packers Final Score: New Orleans beats Green Bay 44-23 led by Mark Ingram's 172 rushing yards - Canal Street Chronicles

The Saints improve to 3-4 in their most impressive performance of the season after defeating the Packers 44-23.

Other NFL stories:

Seahawks shoot down Russell Wilson 'not black enough' rumors - SBNation.com

Richard Sherman stamped out the non-controversy about whether his Seahawks teammates think their QB is "not black enough."

The worst trick play kick return ever, starring the Jets and Percy Harvin - SBNation.com
If a facepalm could take the shape of a football play, it'd be this one.

Ben Roethlisberger makes NFL history with 2nd 500-yard passing game - SBNation.com
He came up a little short of the NFL single-game record, but Ben Roethlisberger did make some NFL history on Sunday.

The Falcons' worst ever choke is a work of art - SBNation.com
Maybe Mike Smith is good at things other than coaching?

NFL hot seat watch: Rex Ryan can find inspiration from Jason Garrett - SBNation.com
Jeff Fisher and Rex Ryan have the hottest seats among NFL head coaches heading into Week 8 of the season.