The NFL pre-season has officially begun, and the first week of the 2022 season has been eventful so far. Atlanta Falcons Rookie quarterback Desmond Ryder threw a winning match against Detroit Lions With less than two minutes remaining, Jordan Love and Trey Lance traded long descents in the bay and Cincinnati Bengals Superstar Evan Macpherson went 3 of 3 on his field goals, including two from at least 56 yards.
There were also two injuries, most notably New York Jets Quarterback Zack Wilson – from . However, he is expected to be fine, and may not miss any time in the regular season.
This Saturday, we have a total of eight games to watch, starting with Carolina Panthers against. Washington leaders And the Kansas City Chiefs against. Chicago Bears It’s 1 p.m. ET, ending with a Los Angeles fight between the Super Bowl champions rams And the chargers.
Below, we’ll track down all the must-see highlights from Saturday’s event. Get ready for a full day of football.
Holds 19, heads 14 (a summary)
Panthers 23, Commanders 21 (a summary)
ponies in Invoices4 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Seahawks in Steelers7 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
dolphins in pirate7:30 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
saints in Texas8 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Cowboys in Bronco9 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Rams in Chargers, 10 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Sam Howell’s late crowd caught the eye
Carson Wentz and Taylor Hynek didn’t do much in the quarterbacks for the leaders, but QB III in rookie Sam Howell was impressed. It only took him five times to complete passes to become the leading passer in Washington versus hometown of the Panthers, and then he scored that impressive touchdown from 17 yards.
Don’t be surprised by Howell’s legs. He ran in 11 degrees with Tar Heels last year.
After Carolina went three on the next takeover, Howell once again took over the field—looking at least to a mid-game equaliser during the fourth quarter. Rook led a 13-play, 67-yard run that culminated in his second quick touchdown of the game. Howell then hit Alex Erickson to convert two points to take the lead, and fans at FedEx Field were stunned.
Simian’s Splash is playing
Justin Fields’ new mentor is driving a return to Chicago. Once down 14-0, the Bears scored 16 unanswered thanks to quarterback Trevor Simian. Chicago doesn’t behave like this a pre-season game, as the offense was committed in fourth and second place, and Simian found Dante Pettis’ streak on the field.
Three plays later, Simien hit Dazz Newsome with a nice throw in the corner of the end zone to pull inside one point from the Chiefs.
Justin Reed’s safety kicks XP to the bosses
Harrison Butker isn’t the only good player on the Chiefs’ roster, as one of the safety items has a talented leg as well. Reid kicked aIn training camp last week, I got a chance to kick an extra point in the first week of pre-season. It was perfect.
Rookie RB Brian Robinson shines for the leaders
The Alabama rookie looks set to take a few touches away from Antonio Gibson in 2022. Robinson rushed 26 yards on his first six carts, catching two passes for 15 yards early as well. Robinson also recorded some captain’s history, recording the first New Era landing in Washington.
Taji Sharp ‘Catch Pre-Season’ nominee
Sharp struggles to play amongst the bears’ wide receivers, and this catch will certainly help his cause. He used sports, focus and lateral awareness to trigger this. A new member of the Bears, Sharp spent the last year with the Hawks. He had 25 passes for 230 yards in 15 games he played.
Sam Darnold with an impressive TD toss
The Panthers were all over the leaders early on, and Antonio Gibson helped his opponent by fumbling at his 28-yard line. Darnold Baker replaced Mayfield for the quarterback in the Carolinas’ second series, three plays in the drive, and called Richard Higgins for an eight-yard touchdown.
That’s a pretty cool throw, as Darnold Montez had Sweet in the face, but he led perfectly while eliminating his back foot.
The NFL world is a bit nervous for his sophomore year at Fields, tasked with finding success behind a questionable attacking streak and with a broad receiving force not much. However, Fields still has Mooney, who came off a career campaign in which he had 81 passes for 1,055 yards and four touchdowns.
Check out this 26-yard throw and catch:
Chiefs don’t waste time recording TD’s first Saturday
Well, that’s enough. We can take Patrick Mahomes out of the game. He’s still good at football. The former NFL MVP led 11 plays, 72 yards, which included two notable reels games, and was capped by a five-yard touchdown pass to Blake Bell.
Watson is awaiting a potential penalty increase from the NFL – which is expected to elevate his six-game suspension to something more significant – but took the field in the Browns’ first pre-season game of the new year against the Jaguars. Watson for surewhere he finished with only seven passing yards in 1 of 5 passing.
In positive news for the Browns, backup QB Joshua Dobbs looked good, completing 10 of 13 passes for 108 yards and a touchdown.
From Friday: Ryder’s Match-Winning Card
The pre-season Lions-Falcons had no business being entertaining. ATL’s new QB, Marcus Mariota, looked great, as did rookie Desmond Ridder. In fourth and ninety three points behind with less than two minutes remaining, Ryder found Jared Bernhardt to take the game win.
Not only was this play good to watch from the rising midfielder, but the player on the receiving end of the relegation deserves some recognition as well. Bernhardt is a former Maryland lacrosse star and recipient of the 2021 Tewaaraton Award – awarded to the best college lacrosse player. Not only was Bernhard a jaded legend at an elite school, but later moved to Ferris State to play football, he led the program to an undefeated record and a top-tier National Championship as a quarterback. Now, he was caught in an NFL match winning. What a story.
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