The NFL’s first week is upon us and the first day of the preseason is upon our eyes.
For many, it’s the first time they’ve seen all their favorite teams, and we’ll see them play a lot.
This week, we take a look at 10 of the best games of this first week of preseason football.1.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers, Oct. 1, 7 p.m.
ETESPN The Panthers are the team that put together the most dominant season in recent memory, but that didn’t stop the Steelers from knocking off the Panthers in their first matchup of the year.
The Panthers didn’t score a touchdown in the first quarter of the game, and Pittsburgh didn’t do much in the second half to slow Carolina’s momentum.
They didn’t play well, either, completing just 5 of 18 passes for 61 yards.
In the fourth quarter, Carolina scored two touchdowns, one of which was a touchdown catch by wide receiver Davante Adams, who is a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.2.
Washington Redskins at Denver Broncos, Oct 3, 7:30 p.ms.
ETNFL.com This game features two of the most hyped players in the NFL, so it’s no surprise that the Broncos got off to a slow start.
They only had two first downs on the game’s first five possessions and did not score until the third quarter, when Washington took a 12-0 lead.
Denver held on for the win, however, as the Broncos scored five touchdowns and had a field goal blocked by safety Malik Jackson.3.
Kansas City Chiefs at Miami Dolphins, Oct 5, 7 pm.
ETCBSSports.com The Dolphins were able to pull off a win against the Chiefs, but Kansas City didn’t have much to show for it in a game that was nearly all about the passing game.
It was the Dolphins’ first loss of the regular season, and they were held to just four points in the final two quarters.
In fact, the Dolphins only had a TD pass and zero points through the first five minutes of the fourth period.4.
Arizona Cardinals at Miami Jets, Oct 6, 7.30 pm.
TV: Fox The Jets were the last undefeated team in the AFC East to beat a division rival this week.
That loss to the Chiefs put Arizona on a five-game losing streak and put them in the postseason race, and while the Jets didn’t really look like a team in good shape, they did find ways to win in the end.
The Jets scored seven points in their final two possessions and took a 10-0 halftime lead, and that was the only time Arizona held a lead.5.
Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee Titans, Oct 8, 8 p.t.
ETFox The Ravens scored a touchdown on their first play of the second quarter, and then they were down 10-7 with under a minute to play.
Tennessee had to punt three times before scoring two points in overtime.
The Ravens never led in the third or fourth quarters.6.
Denver Broncos at Carolina Jaguars, Oct 9, 7 or 9:30 pm ETESPN NFL.com If you’re a Broncos fan who wants to see some of your favorite players, this is your night to watch.
Peyton Manning and the Broncos will be back on the field again this season, with the only thing keeping you from seeing the offense play better than it did against the Titans was the presence of a concussion to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.
The Jaguars didn’t allow a touchdown until halftime, and didn’t make much of a play at all against a Broncos defense that allowed three touchdowns in the fourth.7.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Oakland Raiders, Oct 10, 7 to 9:15 pm.
CBSSports.net The Raiders came into the game against the Broncos on a two-game winning streak, but the Jaguars blew a 23-0 third-quarter lead.
The Raiders had just eight plays in the game and didn, in fact, score only four times.
In total, the Raiders were able not to make a play in the red zone, but they didn’t throw the ball at all, and their defense held them to just six points through three quarters.8.
Tennessee Titans at Denver Seahawks, Oct 11, 7, or 8:30pm.TV: FoxAfter a shaky start, the Broncos held on to beat the Titans in a wild-card game on Thursday night.
Denver quarterback Paxton Lynch didn’t finish with any touchdowns, but he did get two of them.
On one play, Lynch broke out of his pocket, threw a beautiful fadeaway, and the ball hit him in the back of the head, causing a concussion.
Lynch left the game for good with a concussion and a rib injury.9.
Oakland Raiders at Denver Cardinals, Oct 12, 8 to 10:15pm.NBC Sports NFL.co The Raiders won their third straight game, but it was a