NFL Preseason Week 3: Takeaways from Sunday’s Action

August 29, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the end of Sunday's three contests, the NFL preseason essentially wound to a close. 
Sure, teams are required to play one more "game" before the start of the regular season. For all intents and purposes, fans have seen the last of their favorite team's starters as franchises begin preparation for games that count. 
The final preseason contest is important for those trying to make the roster. The last thing a coaching staff wants is an injury to a key performer in another warm-up. 
Within the last two days, teams such as the Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens suffered major injuries to quarterback Tony Romo and tight end Benjamin Watson, respectively. 
Thus, this weekend's games carry far more weight. First, health remains at the forefront. Second, it's the last chance for teams to define themselves as the regular season approaches. 
Little can be taken from the outcomes. After all, the Detroit Lions finished 4-0 in the preseason b...

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