Top 5 quarterback performances of Week 8: NFL backups rise to the occasion

Jets quarterback Mike White was called upon to fill in for the injured Zach Wilson, and Cowboys signal-caller replaced MVP candidate Dak Prescott, and both managed to come away with victories for their respective teams.

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Here are the other QBs who dominated and led their teams to big wins in Week 8.

5. Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams

HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 31: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Los Angeles Rams under center during the first half against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on October 31, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 31: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Los Angeles Rams under center during the first half against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on October 31, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) ((Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images))

Matthew Stafford completed 21 of 32 passes for 305 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-22 win over the Texans. It was the fourth straight victory for the Rams, who will square off against the Titans on Sunday Night Football next.

4. Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 31: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 31, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – OCTOBER 31: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 31, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) ((Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images))

Jimmy Garoppolo completed 17 of 28 passes for 322 yards and added two rushing touchdowns for the 49ers in their bounce-back 33-22 victory over the Bears. Garoppolo led three touchdown scores in the second half.

Next up for the 49ers is a date with the Cardinals.

3. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) reacts after throwing a touchdown pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Munson)

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) reacts after throwing a touchdown pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Munson)

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