NFL preseason scores, schedule, updates, news: Lions' Stafford to start
There are two games on the preseason docket on Sunday: Lions-Colts and Seahawks-Chargers. Check in throughout the day and night as we keep you updated on everything you need to know from today’s preseason action.
Scores and schedule
New England Patriots
New Orleans Saints
Green Bay Packers
New York Giants
23, Buccaneers 12 (GameTracker)
San Francisco 49ers
Kansas City Chiefs
New York Jets
Los Angeles Rams
, 1:30 p.m. Sun. (GameTracker)
Los Angeles Chargers
, 8 p.m. Sun. (GameTracker)
to play first series
Matthew Stafford dressed for the game, and according to NFL Network’s telecast, will start the opening series.
Previously in Week 1 of the preseason
Saturday night featured three games, but the most noise was made by someone who didn’t even play. In his first preseason game for the Raiders, Marshawn Lynch remained seated for the national anthem. He didn’t speak with reporters after to confirm that he was continuing
demonstrated why he should be the Jets’ starting quarterback by massively outplaying both
looked steady for the Rams, leading them to a touchdown against the Cowboys, who gave the first-team carries to
looked sharp, throwing a touchdown in limited action. For the entire round-up from Saturday, click right here.
The big story on Friday was not related to anything on the field. First up? Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension. Elliott is expected to appeal. Second? Two big trades involving the Bills went down. First, the Bills sent receiver Sammy Watkins to the Rams. Then, the Bills traded for Eagles receiver Jordan Matthews.
On the field, Friday’s preseason action revolved around two rookies who made their debuts. Chiefs quarterback
, who is expected to be the team’s backup, impressed. He entered the game midway through the second quarter and played until the end of the third quarter. Against the 49ers, he went 7 of 9 for 49 yards and a touchdown. Meanwhile, in his debut with the Bengals, running back
rushed 31 yards on six carries and added one catch for 11 yards. Finally, J.J. Watt’s brother, T.J. Watt, also impressed for the Steelers. He notched two sacks.
On Thursday, Chicago Bears rookie
completely outplayed expected starter
. Cleveland Browns rookie
also completely outplayed the players ahead of him,
. You can read all about the important takeaways from that game as well as key news and stories from the day in football
On Wednesday, rookie quarterback
, the Texans first-round pick back in April, made his NFL debut, and the results were encouraging, while Panthers rookie first-rounder
flashed during his limited action. McCaffrey could be better than advertised — . You can read all about the important takeaways from that game as well as key news and stories from the day in football