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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 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.
The battle of Pennsylvania takes place on Friday night in NFL preseason action as the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Philadelphia Eagles. Since it is the first preseason game for both teams, some starters won’t play at all while others will only see limited action.
The 2008 NFL preseason kicks off on Sunday in Canton, Ohio as the Washington Redskins face the Indianapolis Colts in the annual Hall of Fame game. The game is played a day after the latest Hall of Fame class is inducted. The 2008 Class has defensive end Fred Dean, cornerback Darrell Green, wide receiver Art Monk, cornerback Emmitt Thomas, linebacker Andre Tippett, and tackle Gary Zimmerman.