Here are 10 things from NFL Week 8 that intrigue me:

1. Carson Wentz vs. Dak Prescott: I know they don't exactly play against each other, but these two rookies will be the focus of this game. The Eagles traded up in the first round to get Wentz, while the Cowboys drafted Prescott in the fourth round. He has been forced to play because of the injury to Tony Romo and has led the Cowboys to a 5-1 record. Wentz got off to a great start but has cooled the past three weeks. Who plays better here?

2. Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox vs. Cowboys guard Zack Martin: There is no better offensive lineman in the league than Martin right now. He is as sound as it gets. But Cox is coming off an impressive game against the Vikings and these two have had some interesting battles the past few seasons. This one will be highlighted a lot.

3. How will Carson Palmer play at Carolina after the NFC Championship Game debacle? Palmer threw five interceptions in that title-game loss to the Panthers, and some of it was attributed to a bad thumb. But if you're out on the field, you are accountable. This is his chance to make amends somewhat against a bad secondary.

Carson Palmer and the Cardinals imploded in January's NFC title game. USATSI

4. The Bills vs. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady: The Bills upset the Patriots at New England in Week 3. But that was with Jacoby Brissett at quarterback. This will be Tom Brady. He is 12-4 against Rex Ryan-coached defenses in his career and has pretty much lit them up. I would expect more of that here.

5. The Seahawks defense against Drew Brees: The Seattle defense was on the field for most of the night, including overtime, in its 6-6 tie with Arizona last Sunday. Now the Seahawks have to travel again and face a potent passer in Brees. Will playing all those plays last week impact them here?

6. Can the Vikings fix their leaky offensive line vs. the Bears? That unit was awful last week, leading to Mike Zimmer calling them "soft." That is a never a word an offensive line wants to hear as a description for its play. The Bears have improved up front on defense lately, so this could get interesting.

7. Can Lions quarterback Matt Stafford keep it going at Houston? If the Lions keep winning, is Stafford an MVP candidate? He's played well so far and he's not turning the ball over. This will be a tough game for the Lions on the road, but it's winnable.

8. How will the Chargers play Trevor Siemian? The last time out they played a lot of zone and kept everything in front and ran to the check-downs. Siemian rarely threatened down the field two weeks ago when they met in San Diego, a game won by the Chargers. He has to take more shots on Sunday.

Trevor Siemian needs to try to take the top off the Chargers' defense. USATSI

9. How many points will be scored in the Falcons-Packers game? The Packers seemed to come alive in their last game against the Bears on offense. The Falcons lead the NFL in scoring. So this should be fun with Aaron Rodgers vs. Matt Ryan. First one to 40 points wins?

10. Packers secondary vs. Falcons receiver Julio Jones: When Jones last faced the Packers in 2014, he had 11 catches for 259 yards, much of that in the second half. This Green Bay secondary will be without its top three corners from the start of the season. That will put a lot of pressure on second-year player LaDarius Gunter, who has been up and down this season.