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Published: Oct. 29, 2012 at 10:57 p.m.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2012 at 01:48 a.m.

Week 8: Curse, Coincidence or Superstition

Week 8 was a week of disappointment for a number of marquee NFL franchises. Were their downfalls the product of bad play, bad luck or both? Find out in this photo essay.

6 Photos Total

  • Robbie Gould became the latest NFL player to steal a win from Cam Newton. His 41-yard field goal as time expired guarantees Newton will keep the suggestion box around a little  longer. (Associated Press/US Presswire) 6

    Cam Can't Win

    Robbie Gould became the latest NFL player to steal a win from Cam Newton. His 41-yard field goal as time expired guarantees Newton will keep the suggestion box around a little longer. (Associated Press/US Presswire)

  • The Philadelphia Eagles failed to keep Andy Reid's 13-0 post-bye record blemish free. The Eagles lost to the undefeated Atlanta Falcons 30-17.  (Howard Smith-US Presswire) 5

    Post-Bye Bye

    The Philadelphia Eagles failed to keep Andy Reid's 13-0 post-bye record blemish free. The Eagles lost to the undefeated Atlanta Falcons 30-17. (Howard Smith-US Presswire)

  • Calvin Johnson dropped the game-winner against the Seattle Seahawks. Luckily for the Detroit Lions, Titus "Madden Curse Free" Young saved the day. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) 4

    Madden Curse

    Calvin Johnson dropped the game-winner against the Seattle Seahawks. Luckily for the Detroit Lions, Titus "Madden Curse Free" Young saved the day. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

  • At training camp, Jerry Jones promised a butt kicking when the Giants traveled to Cowboys Stadium on Week 8. The Cowboys unfortunately, didn't get that message losing to the Giants 29-24.  (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman) 3

    The Crystal Ball is Blurry

    At training camp, Jerry Jones promised a butt kicking when the Giants traveled to Cowboys Stadium on Week 8. The Cowboys unfortunately, didn't get that message losing to the Giants 29-24. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)

  • Cornerback Richard Sherman renamed his twitter handle Optimus Prime in advance of the his match up against Megatron and the Lions. Megatron was contained,  but the Lions secured the victory. Optimus Prime. He is not.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) 2

    Sherman - Optimus Prime

    Cornerback Richard Sherman renamed his twitter handle Optimus Prime in advance of the his match up against Megatron and the Lions. Megatron was contained, but the Lions secured the victory. Optimus Prime. He is not. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • As the Rex Ryan-Reggie Bush spat continues, the Miami Dolphins took Ryan's advice into practice and put the hot sauce on the sputtering Jets’ offense. (US Presswire/Associated Press) 1

    Hot Sauced

    As the Rex Ryan-Reggie Bush spat continues, the Miami Dolphins took Ryan's advice into practice and put the hot sauce on the sputtering Jets’ offense. (US Presswire/Associated Press)

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