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The New York Giants play a home game for the first time since last December as they host the Cleveland Browns in preseason action on Monday night. The Giants won all of their playoff games last season on the road and played at Detroit last week in their preseason opener. The Giants looked rusty last week against the Lions, losing 13-10.
The New England Patriots will play their second preseason game of the year on Sunday night in Tampa Bay and they will look to play much better than they did a week ago in their home loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Quarterback Tom Brady was held out last week and his backups were awful in the loss. Brady should see his first action of the season on Sunday. Reports have him playing at least the first quarter against the Bucs.
The Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Bengals are known more for throwing the ball than running it. Both teams are trying to change that image and will get another chance to do so as they meet in Cincinnati on Sunday in Week 2 preseason action. The Lions won last week in Week 1 preseason play against the New York Giants 13-10 while the Bengals upset the Green Bay Packers 20-17.
The Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos will each look for their first win of the preseason as they meet on Saturday night in Denver. The Cowboys started well last week against the Chargers but the backups did not play well and Dallas lost 31-17. Starting quarterback Tony Romo was 3-3 in his short time. Backup quarterback Brad Johnson was 8-15 but threw an interception that led to a San Diego touchdown. Dallas did get good play out of rookie running backs Felix Jones and Tashard Choice.
The focus on Saturday night in preseason action will be in New York as Brett Favre makes his debut for the Jets. There is so much interest in the game that the NFL Network changed their broadcast schedule and will now show this game on Saturday night. “All eyes will be on him, and rightly so,” Washington head coach Jim Zorn said. “He’s a tremendous athlete and this is his 18th season.
The Tennessee Titans host the Oakland Raiders in a preseason game on Friday that will be broadcast on FOX television. This will be the 10th time the Raiders and Titans have met in the preseason with the Raiders holding the 5-4 edge. The teams have met a lot in the regular season with the Raiders holding a 23-18 advantage over the Titans.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills meet in preseason action on Thursday in Toronto. The Steelers won their preseason opener last week against Philadelphia 16-10 while the Bills lost to the Washington Redskins by a score of 17-14. The NFL will have a total of eight games in Toronto over the next five years. Five of those games will be regular season contests with the other three being preseason games.
NFL primetime preseason action on Thursday is highlighted by the game on FOX television as the Philadelphia Eagles host the Carolina Panthers. Although it is only a preseason game it should be a good one as the Eagles are expected to play their starters for the majority of the first half.
The Brett Favre era at Green Bay is over and the Packers will start life without him on Monday as they host the Cincinnati Bengals in preseason action. Favre was traded to the New York Jets late on Wednesday so the Packers spotlight now moves to quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Even though it is just the preseason, Saturday night’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers should be interesting to watch as two of the top teams in the NFL do battle. Many of the starters will get limited time but both teams have a lot of depth. San Diego running back LaDanian Tomlinson will not play on Saturday while cornerbacks Terence Newman and Quincy Butler will not play for Dallas.