With the regular season just around the corner, are there any NFL games today? The first full weekend of the preseason is over. But will there be a Monday football match today?
The first full week of the 2022 NFL preseason was split into four days. Yesterday was the final game of the week. There is no Monday night party this week. Next week, though, is Monday Night Football in Week 2 of the preseason as the New York Jets host the Atlanta Falcons on August 22nd.
Complete results from Week 1 of the NFL preseason
Atlanta Falcons – Detroit Lions
Falcons rookie Desmond Ridder had 103 yards and two touchdowns in his NFL debut (preseason). He also ran six times for 59 yards and a touchdown late in the fourth quarter for the win.
Score: Falcons 27, Lions 23
Cleveland Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars
Deshaun Watson completed just one of five pass attempts in an NFL game for the first time since 2020. Meanwhile, Trevor Lawrence returned 95 yards for a touchdown.
Score: Browns 24, Jaguars 13
Arizona Cardinals at Cincinnati Bengals
Arizona posted its highest point total of the week, led by guards Trace McSorley and Jarrett Guarantano. The two Cardinals QBs combined for 217 yards passing and two touchdowns.
Score: Cardinals 36, Bengals 23
New York Jets at Philadelphia Eagles.
Eagles QB Jalen Hurts was perfect on the night, completing all six of his passes for 80 yards and a touchdown. The story of the night, however, was the injury to Jets QB Zach Wilson.
Score: Jets 24, Eagles 21
Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers
Packers QB Jordan Love has had a rough start to his 2022 preseason, throwing three interceptions on 24 pass attempts. On the other hand, Trey Lance has had a great start to his preseason. On the night, Lance completed 4 of 5 passes for 92 yards and a touchdown.
Score: 49ers 28, Packers 21
New York Giants at New England Patriots
While most eyes were on Giants QB Daniel Jones in his first game under new head coach Brian Daboll, backup RB Antonio Williams shined. He rushed for 61 yards on nine carries, including a 2-yard touchdown.
Score: Giants 22, Patriots 21
Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens
Titans rookie QB Malik Willis made his preseason debut with 107 yards, a 38-yard rush and a touchdown. He made several electric throws along the way. But he was surpassed by his counterpart in Baltimore. QB Tyler Huntley looked terrific, completing 16 of 18 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown, ensuring the Ravens kept their impressive preseason winning streak alive.
Score: Ravens 23, Titans 10
Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears
Patrick Mahomes appeared to be in regular season form, leading the Chiefs on an 11-play 72-yard touchdown drive on his first possession. Mahomes completed 6 of 7 for 60 yards and a touchdown. Justin Fields, on the other hand, was not so drastic. Fields finished the day 4 of 7 for 48 yards.
Result: Bears 19, Chiefs 14
Carolina Panthers at Washington Commanders
Several veteran defenders made their debuts with new teams in this game. Baker Mayfield made his first appearance as a Panther, completing four of seven pass attempts for 45 yards. On the other hand, Carso Wentz made his debut for the Commanders. Wentz was an efficient 10-of-13 for 74 yards.
Score: Panthers 23, Commanders 21
Indianapolis Colts – Buffalo Bills
Matt Ryan had his first action as the Colts’ quarterback, completing 6 of 10 passes for 58 yards. Buffalo was without its starting QB, Josh Allen, and the result was a 60.6 passer rating from Matt Barkley and Case Keenam.
Score: Bills 27, Colts 24
Seattle Seahawks – Pittsburgh Steelers
Rookie Kenny Pickett made his debut for the Steelers and sent the home fans into a frenzy by the time it was over. Pickett completed 13 of 15 passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns in very efficient fashion. For Seattle, the QB competition seems to be in a deadlock. Drew Lock was 11 of 15 for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Meanwhile, Geno Smith was 10 of 15 for 101 yards and one touchdown.
Score: Steelers 32, Seahawks 25
Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dolphins rookie QB Skyler Thompson started the game and went the distance, impressing in the process. The Kansas State product completed 20 of 28 attempts for 218 yards and a touchdown. For Tampa, with Tom Brady missing the game — and some practice time last week and next week — Kyle Trask had an opportunity to shine. He didn’t waste it, giving up 258 yards and a 95.3 passer rating.
Score: Dolphins 26, Buccaneers 24
New Orleans Saints at Houston Texas
With Jameis Winston nursing a foot injury, Andy Dalton got the starting lineup for New Orleans. He looked his usual self, efficient, if unassuming. Dalton finished with 51 yards and a touchdown, completing all five of his attempts. On the other hand, rookie RB Dameon Pierce was the story of the night. The fourth-round pick out of Florida ran for 49 yards on just five carries.
Score: Texans 17, Saints 13
Dallas Cowboys at Denver Broncos
Denver sits Russell Wilson, Josh Johnson gets the start at QB. And he took advantage of that opportunity, completing 16 of 23 attempts for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Penalties were the story of the night for Dallas. The Cowboys were penalized 17 times, which is obviously a concern considering Dallas was the most penalized team in the NFL in 2021.
Score: Broncos 17, Cowboys 7
Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Chargers
In the battle for Los Angeles, it was Rams QB Bryce Perkins who became the story of the night. The sophomore QB from Virginia played the entire game, throwing for 133 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for 39 yards and a score. For the Chargers, the story line of the night was the RB2 battle behind Austin Ekeler. Rookie Isaiah Spiller rushed for 34 yards on 10 carries, while veteran Joshua Kelly had 16 yards on just three carries.
Score: Rams 29, Chargers 22
Minnesota Vikings vs. Las Vegas Raiders
The first week of preseason training ended on Sunday in Las Vegas. With Kirk Cousins out with COVID, Minnesota’s QB2 battle has taken center stage. Kellen Mond had a more impressive outing, passing for 119 yards and two touchdowns. Sean Mannion was also solid, completing 8 of 12 passes for 79 yards.
Score: Raiders 26, Vikings 20
2022 NFL Preseason Week 2 Schedule
Below is the NFL preseason schedule for next week’s entire program!
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