Fred Warner
Linebacker Fred Warner Getty Images

With most of Week NFL 8 in the books, the playoff picture is getting clearer. Another Sunday of football means it was another opportunity for players to have standout performances, whether good or bad.

This week we’ll take a look at 3 Latinos who had huge impacts in Week 8:

1. Fred Warner, LB, San Francisco 49ers, (Panama)

The star linebacker had a monster week 8 against the division rival Los Angeles Rams. Warner, whose Father is from Panama, had 5 solo tackles and 7 assisted tackles. He also had a critical sack in the 49ers' win. Warner is having a solid season and if the 49ers want to win the competitive NFC West, they’ll need him to continue his strong play.

2. Chris Olave, WR, New Orleans Saints, (Cuba)

The standout Saints’ wide receiver has had two big weeks back-to-back after recovering from a concussion. He had 5 receptions for 52 yards, the longest being a 14-yard reception. The Saints routed the Las Vegas Raiders 24-0. Olave continues to prove why the Saints selected him in the first round of the draft.

3. Eddy Piñeiro, Kicker, Carolina Panthers, (Cuba)

Eddy Piñeiro is on this list not because he had a positive impact, but because he had a negative one. Piñeiro is definitely kicking himself after missing two huge kicks in the Panthers' overtime loss to the Falcons. He missed an extra point attempt after a miraculous 62-yard touchdown from DJ Moore, who was subsequently penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct. That made Piñeiro’s extra-point attempt a 48-yard one instead of a 33-yard attempt. Piñeiro then missed a 33-yard field goal attempt in overtime.

4. Malcolm Rodriguez, Linebacker, Detroit Lions, (Mexico)

Malcolm Rodriguez, whose father is of Mexican heritage, had a big game against the Dolphins. The Lions came up short, but Rodriguez had 7 total tackles, 1 sack, and a fumble recovery. The Lions fell to 1-6 on the season, but Rodriguez's solid game was a bright spot this past weekend.

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