NFL Preseason Week 3: Takeaways from Thursday’s Action

August 26, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's dress rehearsal time.
Thursday night, the third week of the 2016 preseason got underway. It's the week where the starters will see their most extensive action until Week 1—the closest thing we're going to get to real football before the games begin to count.
Thursday's first game featured a pair of southern also-rans, as Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons met the Miami Dolphins in a contest that started with Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill peeling off a 22-yard run.
No, really. He did. Would it make it more plausible if I told you that same drive ended with him tossing a pick?
It was the late game most folks wanted to see. The Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks are both big draws, but toss in the preseason debut of Ezekiel Elliott and the ongoing saga of King Dak the Magnificent, and you have about as much drama as you can reasonably expect from exhibition football.
Who stood out? Who stank? Which teams were ready for Week 1? Who need...

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