The NFL preseason is coming to an end, but we still have a full football weekend to digest. We have four games on Friday night as new Raiders coach Josh McDaniels faces off against his former mentor Bill Belichick as well as the Patriots and Baker Mayfield. Baker Mayfield gets some reps against the Bills to prepare for Week 1.
Things started Thursday night when the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Green Bay Packers in front of home fans and the Houston Texans beat the San Francisco 49ers.
Each of the 32 NFL teams will be treated differently this week. Some will play their starter, some will play their starter more, and some will not at all. In fact, this week is more about the reserves, as coaching staff in the league are calculating who will be on their 53-man roster.
Below, we break down the highlights from all 16 preseason games. Bookmark this post as it will be your one stop shop for everything you need to see.
Chiefs 17, Packers 10 (review)
Texans 17, 49ers 0 (review)
Black Panther 21, Bill 0 (review)
Cowboys 27, Seahawks 26 (review)
Saints 27, Chargers 10 (review)
Raiders 23, Patriots 6 (Takeaway)
Jaguars at Falcons, 3pm ET, NFLN
Rams at 6pm ET, NFLN
Cardinals at Titans, 7pm ET POINT
BEARS AT THE BROWS, 7PM ET
Eagles at Dolphins, 7pm ET
Commanders at Ravens, 7pm ET
Bucs at Colts, 7:30pm ET
Broncos at Vikings, 9pm EST, NFLN
Brandon Smith gets a TD catch for Cowboys
Brandon Smith’s chances of making the Cowboys’ 53-man roster are slim, but one highlight that impressed the coaching staff — a reel touchdown. Will Greer’s 8-yard catch in the back of the end zone tied the game with the Seahawks in the third quarter.
Smith made the most of his last chance by leading Dallas with 3 catches.
Sam Darnold rushes to TD, exits with ankle injury
Sam Darnold, now No. 2 and No. 4 in Carolina Shooting guard, he sprinted to score for the Panthers last season. His 1-yard score gave Carolina a 21-0 lead in Buffalo with 7:06 left in the third quarter.
Darnold finished last season with a career-high five rushing touchdowns for the Panthers — or as many as he had with the Jets in his first three seasons in the league combined.
Not all good news for Darnold, who was taken off the court after an ankle injury and won’t be returning.
Drew Lock connects in a beautiful TD pass
The Drew Lock experience totally works. After intercepting in the first play, Locke got another chance to show his arm strength. Rock hit Pennyhart on a 35-yard touchdown pass as Seattle battled for the starting quarterback job. In week 3 of the preseason, pitching doesn’t get much better.
Lock gets a chance to take over from Geno Smith, who started the game in Seattle. Head coach Pete Carroll said he will name a starter after the third preseason game.
Mark Ingram gets his second TD in the first quarter
Mark Ingram is an active lead rusher in the NFL, And still play a big role for the Saints, who rushed for two touchdowns in the first quarter as New Orleans led the Los Angeles Chargers 14-0 — with most of their backups playing.
This touchdown run started from 2 yards out.
Baker Mayfield finds Smith to score
Mayfield won the starting quarterback job at Carolina and used it in this training camp With an exclamation point, Shih-Smith hit a 19-yard touchdown. Smith, mentioned by some local writers in Carolina as a favorite target for Mayfield, has become not only a roster contender, but a regular-season steal.
Mayfield had two touchdown passes in the first quarter. That might be it for him.
Davis Mills gets his TD
To the surprise of some, the Texans’ starting quarterback started the second half Play. After a pedestrian interception in the first two quarters, Mills led a six-game, 77-yard drive that ended with a touchdown — a 16-yard strike by Chris Moore.
This is a nice bullet pass in the middle of the field. Houston has high hopes for its second-year signal caller.
This is Bushman’s world, we just live in it
Matt Bushman had a great night, he was in He recorded 73 receiving yards and three catches in his first game. He scored his second touchdown of the game at the start of the third quarter in what looked like a turnover waiting to happen.
What started out as a great Texans touchdown catch turned into a 49ers interception in the blink of an eye. That’s thanks to the game’s two defensive backs fighting for the ball. Samuel Womack III loosened it, and then Tarvarius Moore dragged it in for some reason.
Whose person is that? !
Chiefs tight end Matt Bushman ran an easy corner line that led to a 54-yard touchdown. The safety wasn’t looking in his direction, and the cornerback thought he was handing the tight end to his teammates. When the Chiefs censors the film, the drama will look ugly.
Tyler Goodson rushes for the Packers
The Packers got off to a slow start Thursday night — their first two possessions on 3-pointers. However, things started to click on their third drive as Green Bay scored the game’s first touchdown for 83 yards in 11 games.
is Iowa’s undrafted rookie entering the Packers’ end zone. Take a look at the EXPLOSIVE run by Tyler Goodson, capped by spinning action.
Texans’ Damon Pierce continues hot start
Houston’s rookie running back has been one of the stars of the preseason. Pierce didn’t play last weekend after an impressive first week of racing. Texans head coach Lowe Smith said he stopped Pierce because they saw a lot of him in the first preseason game, which could mean he’s RB1, according to Pro Football Network.
Pierce, however, played Thursday night, rushing for 37 yards on six occasions in the Texans’ opening game, while Houston rushes for 85 yards and 11 in 11 games. touchdown. Who scores for the Texans? I’ll give you a guess.
‘Choir huddle’ tribute to Len Dawson
Earlier this week, the legendary Hall of Fame quarterback Ran Dawson passed away at the age of 87 . The former No. 5 overall pick is a Super Bowl champion, Super Bowl MVP, NFL Person of the Year and Chiefs legend. To kick off the Chiefs’ preseason matchup on Thursday night, Patrick Mahomes took the field and lined up in the famous “choir party” in honor of Dawson.
Mahomes trotted off after a game penalty denied by the Packers.