The Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles remain undefeated in the preseason, with Sam Bradford having an excellent, two-touchdown kind of performance, while Eli Manning carries on with his exhibition struggles against the New York Jets, and in the duel between Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota, both the Titans and Raiders can be pleased about their quarterbacks form, although Carr stood out with two touchdown passes.
Detroit Lions (1-2) 9 Baltimore Ravens (3-0) 30: Joe Flacco finally played, but didn’t throw any touchdown passes, the Ravens only scoring one when Ryan Mallett came on, connecting with Jeremy Butler. Matthew Stafford struggled getting anything big to happen (4.13 yards per pass attempt), throwing one interception. Mallett also ran for a touchdown, while the Lions settled for 3 field goals.
Philadelphia Eagles (3-0) 33 Indianapolis Colts (1-2) 23: After Adam Vinatieri put the Colts in the lead first, the Eagles scored 24 consecutive points, including two touchdown passes by Sam Bradford to Dorial Green-Beckham and Trey Burton, while Josh Huff ran for one as well. Andrew Luck completed 13-of-18 passes for 134 yards, but the Colts got their touchdowns when Stephen Morris was playing, throwing one and running for one himself.
New York Giants (1-2) 21 New York Jets (1-2) 20: Eli Manning is never good in the preseason, and looked bad against the Jets starters, throwing an interception. On the other side, Ryan Fitzpatrick did a lot better, connecting with Eric Decker, although nothing really went his way in the first quarter. Christian Hackenberg threw a touchdown and interception for the Jets, Ryan Nassib threw two touchdown passes for the Giants.
Tennessee Titans (2-1) 27 Oakland Raiders (1-2) 14: Both Marcus Mariota and Derek Carr looked good and ready for the season, although Mariota couldn’t get involved in a touchdown play, while Carr threw a couple of them to DeAndre Washington and Amari Cooper. Mariota busted out for 13-yard run at one time, and running backs Derrick Henry and DeMarco Murray did a good job in showing the Titans depth on offense next season.
Los Angeles Rams (2-1) 9 Denver Broncos (2-1) 17: Word out of Denver suggests Trevor Siemian could become the starting quarterback, throwing a touchdown and interception in the win over the Rams, while Paxton Lynch (no Mark Sanchez this time) struggled moving the ball, completing less than 50% of his passes, averaging 4.4 yards per play. The Rams didn’t score any touchdowns, and Sean Mannion was sacked four times, but Case Keenum was decent among the trio that included Jared Goff. Ronnie Hillman ran for one touchdown to help out the Broncos.