The preseason is over, as the Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens finished the exhibition phase undefeated, while the New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns didn’t pick up a single win. Going 4-0 usually means nothing about the actual season, but teams should be worried about an 0-4 preseason.
Washington Redskins (3-1) 20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-2) 13: Mack Brown stood out for the Redskins, rushing for 149 yards and a touchdown on a 60-yard run. The Redskins led 13-0 before the Bucs started doing anything worthwhile.
Houston Texans (4-0) 28 Dallas Cowboys (1-3) 17: Jameill Showers played the entire game for the Cowboys at quarterback, and despite first quarter touchdown pass to Darius Jackson, it wasn’t a great performance for him. Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden split the game for the Texans, with Savage throwing a touchdown pass. Both teams scored off pick-sixes.
New England Patriots (3-1) 9 New York Giants (2-2) 17: Tom Brady took 39 snaps, throwing a touchdown and an interception. For the Giants, it was Ryan Nassib with the same output, while Logan Thomas threw one touchdown pass in his short time on the field. Tavarres King scored a touchdown off a Nassib pass, completing a 59-yard touchdown play.
New York Jets (1-3) 6 Philadelphia Eagles (4-0) 14: The Eagles scored their touchdowns on a punt return (Paul Turner) and an interception (Ed Reynolds) while Chase Daniel threw a couple of interceptions. Bryce Petty threw a touchdown pass for the Jets, Christian Hackenberg was terrible, completing 11-of-31 throws, tossing one interception.
Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3) 15 Atlanta Falcons (3-1) 17: Terron Ward ran for two touchdowns for the Falcons, while Matt Simms looked bad at quarterback with a couple of intercepted passes. Brandon Allen played the entire game for the Jags, throwing two touchdown passes and one interception.
Tennessee Titans (3-1) 22 Miami Dolphins (2-2) 10: Four backup quarterbacks, three combined interceptions. Where did the TDs come from? The Titans looked good on the ground, as Derrick Henry ran for one and 62 yards; Antonio Andres ran for a couple of touchdowns as well.
Buffalo Bills (1-3) 0 Detroit Lions (2-2) 31: Jake Rudock looked good with three touchdown passes, and Dwayne Washington ran for one on a 58-yard play in what should keep him on the roster. The Bills finished with only 170 offensive yards, including a bad showing for both Cardale Jones and EJ Manuel.
Indianapolis Colts (2-2) 13 Cincinnati Bengals (1-3) 10: Stephen Morris played most of the game for the Colts, throwing a touchdown and an interception. The same goes for Keith Wenning on the Bengals. Morris connected with Tevaun Smith with 40 seconds left to win the game.
Pittsburgh Steelers (1-3) 6 Carolina Panthers (2-2) 18: The Panthers scored all their points from the boot of Graham Gano, hitting six field goals. Daryl Richardson ran for a Steelers touchdown, looking good with 45 yards on 9 carries.
Baltimore Ravens (4-0) 23 New Orleans Saints (0-4) 14: Josh Johnson looked pretty good for Baltimore, completing 75% of his throws while running for a touchdown. Michael Pierce also scored for Baltimore on a fumble return. Drew Brees was one of the few starting quarterbacks to play in preseason game 4, completing 50% of his throws for 40 yards.
Chicago Bears (1-3) 21 Cleveland Browns (0-4) 7: The Browns started Robert Griffin and got a touchdown drive while he was on the field. The Bears had Ka’Deem Carey and Jordan Howard score touchdowns on the ground.
Green Bay Packers (3-1) 7 Kansas City Chiefs (2-2) 17: The Packers opened the game with Jordan Callahan throwing a touchdown pass to Jared Cook. It was all Chiefs from there, as Knile Davis and Darrin Reaves scored rushing touchdowns.
Los Angeles Rams (2-2) 25 Minnesota Vikings (4-0) 27: Jared Goff didn’t have a good finish to the preseason, throwing an interception and a touchdown while completing only 6-of-16 passes. Brad Sorensen and Joel Stave played for the Vikings, with Sorensen finding Jhurell Pressley for a touchdown. C.J. Ham ran for a Vikings touchdown, and Pressley also scored on a 106-yard kickoff return.
Denver Broncos (2-2) 17 Arizona Cardinals (1-3) 38: Matt Barkley threw two touchdown passes in the highest scoring performance of the day, Elijhaa Penny ran for one, and Gabe Martin also scored in the fourth quarter off an interception. The Broncos played Paxton Lynch the entire game, getting two touchdown passes and one pick-six from him, completing 13-of-22 for 214 yards.
Seattle Seahawks (3-1) 23 Oakland Raiders (1-3) 21: A Ryan Robinson interception return off a Connor Cook pass helped the Seahawks take a 9-8 lead in the fourth, followed by Troymaine Pope and Alex Collins running for touchdowns. George Atkinson III ran for a touchdown and returned one on a kickoff for the Raiders.
San Francisco 49ers (2-2) 31 San Diego Chargers (1-3) 21: Colin Kaepernick drew most of the attention and played pretty well, rushing for 38 yards while throwing for 103, in what should help him be the number 2 quarterback. Jeff Driskel looked bad with two interceptions, but Christian Ponder with two rushing touchdowns (four overall for the 49ers) helped deliver the win, as both Kellen Clemens and Mike Bercovici didn’t do much for the Chargers at QB.