5 NFL Stats to Know Through Week 8

Ben Roethlisberger, who has a chance to return this week, has been outstanding at home this season. How good has he been, and how nonexistent is Pittsburgh's pass rush?

Week 8 is in the books, and hopefully your nails and emotions survived the ride as there was no shortage of close games.

Three games went to overtime, and we had our second tie of 2016. It was the first time since 1997 that we had ties in back-to-back weeks.

As if that wasn't enough, survivor pools took a big hit with the Chicago Bears pulling off an upset on Monday night to give the Minnesota Vikings their second loss of the season.

Now, before we move on to Week 9, here are five stats to know -- both traditional and our advanced statistics, namely Net Expected Points (NEP) -- from the first eight weeks of the 2016 NFL season.