5 NFL Stats to Know Through Week 8

It has been an exciting season to follow, and Week 8 was no different.

Getting things started on Thursday night with Halloween right around the corner, the Miami Dolphins offense went into ghost mode and was shutout for the second time this year. Then across the pond, the Cleveland Browns almost tricked us into thinking they could win after they took a lead into halftime for the first time all season. The treat came on Sunday afternoon, with the Seattle Seahawks edging out the Houston Texans by 3 points, as Russell Wilson and Deshaun Watson each threw for over 400 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Now into the month of Thanksgiving, let's all be thankful for an incredible first half of the NFL season.

Before we move to Week 9, here are five stats to know -- some of which are traditional, some of which are our advanced statistics -- through the first eight weeks of gridiron action.