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NFL Preseason Week 3: Tom Brady in Action and More in the Final Preparation Game

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The final week of the 2022 NFL preseason is here. Each of the league’s 32 teams will be active from Thursday night through this weekend, with varying numbers of starters participating in their teams’ matches. In the space below you’ll find a handy guide with start times and TV listings, as well as what to look out for in each contest.

Friday, August 26th

time: 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
tv set: NFL+, Check Local Listings

Buffalo’s offense dominated this preseason, so it’s worth watching to see if that continues. Baker The snaps he takes now that Mayfield is officially named Carolina’s starting quarterback are also worth watching. Additionally, Buffalo’s rookie cornerbacks (Kaiir Elam and Christian Benford) should see some action as they prepare for the regular season.

time: 8:00 PM ET
tv set: NFL network

With Tyrone Smith out for the foreseeable future, all eyes are on the Cowboys’ left tackle situation. Rookie Tyler Smith was able to shoot, but his ankle injury kept him out of practice this week. Josh Ball, Matt Waletzko and Aviante Collins are also options. Seattle is without Rashard Penny (COVID-19) and Kenneth Walker (Hernia), so his back position in running will be spotlighted.

time: 8:00 PM ET
tv set: NFL+, Check Local Listings

The Chargers rarely play starters in preseason games, but how the backfield rotation will change here will have a role to play as Austin Ekeler’s primary backup when the regular season begins. It will always be interesting to see how Saints rookies Chris Olave and Trevor Penning play.

time: 8:15 PM ET
tv set: NFL+, Check Local Listings

Bill Belichick vs Josh McDaniels! And how the New England offense, Matt Patricia called the play, is performing.

Saturday, August 27th

time: 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
tv set: NFL+, Check Local Listings

Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne deserve attention no matter how many snaps they play. Desmond, the Falcons’ third-round pick. Marcus he might be able to replace Mariota.

time: 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
tv set: NFL network

Undrafted free agent Lance McCutcheon has shown some flashes for the Rams during the preseason, and he could earn a roster spot if he can do the same against the Bengals’ strong defense. Players like him and the Rams’ late-game defensive back selection are most notable here, as LA is very unlikely to give starters time. Jesse Bates is back in his camp with the Bengals after signing his tag on the franchise, but rookie Dax Hill has had a lot of work to do before the season and it’s a regular part of his seeing during his season. It could be a harbinger of his time.

time: 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
tv set: NFL+, Check Local Listings

The Chicago starter is expected to see 25-30 snaps in this contest, so the most important thing to watch is how Justin Fields handles Cleveland’s defense. For the Browns, the quarterback deserves attention. Deshawn Watson is known to miss at least his first 11 games of the season after being suspended for violating a personal conduct policy after being accused of sexual misconduct by 20 women. . .

time: 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
tv set: NFL+, Check Local Listings

Titans first-round pick Treylon Burks has worked as a strong backup in preseason games so far. Can he always buy time on the first-team offense? Can Malik Willis continue to play outside the offensive structure and do more within the pocket?

time: 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
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Will this match actually go ahead as planned, or will it be a result of the gastroenteritis epidemic in Miami’s locker rooms? The Dolphins are looking to see who can step up at the missing cornerback position while also trying to see which wide receivers will make the cut. Speaking of wideouts, Jalen Reagor may have one last chance to convince the Eagles to keep him this season.

time: 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
tv set: NFL+, Check Local Listings

The Commanders starter sees “very limited” action in this contest, but the running back position is noteworthy. Antonio Gibson appears to have been passed by rookie Brian Robinson, with the team talking about Gibson’s special team contributions and his ability as a receiver in space. Meanwhile, Baltimore is looking to extend his NFL-record 22-game preseason winning streak.

time: 7:30 PM ET
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The Indy starter will play half the game, according to head coach Frank Reich. Their Gus Bradley-led defense against Tom Brady should be an interesting matchup. Todd Bowles, on the other hand, said, “Anyone in good health will play.” This means healthy he expects Tom Brady to start the game. It’s also worth noting how the injury-ridden Tampa offensive inside his line handles against the Indianapolis defense.

time: 9:00 PM ET
tv set: NFL network

The Broncos are expected to sit most of the starters in this contest. Tight end Albert Okwegbnam has had a lot of work done in the preseason and his coaching staff says he needs more reps. It could continue here. Kerren Mondo and Sean Mannion seem to be battling it out for the backup quarterback job for Minnesota, so it’s also worth noting.

Sunday, August 28th

time: 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
tv set: NFL network

Many rookies, including first-round picks Evan Neal, Ahmad Gardner, Garrett Wilson and Jermaine Johnson. Who will take Kavon Thibodeau’s slot along the Giants’ defensive line. If Daniel Jones can continue a strong preseason.

time: 4:25 PM ET
tv set: CBS

No. 2 overall pick Aidan Hutchinson and Steelers rookies Kenny Pickett and George Pickens are most notable.

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