NFL Report Cards: Team-by-Team Grades Heading into Regular Season

September 8, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Great teams sometimes look bad in the preseason. Terrible teams often look pretty good. Decent teams sometimes look awesome, sometimes ridiculous. Final scores are worse than meaningless (they are misleading), but first-quarter and halftime scores can tell you more than you think. Preseason results don’t matter, but preseason performance often does.
These preseason grades don’t actually grade the preseason; otherwise the Eagles would get an A-plus-plus-plus and everyone else would just be watching. They are grades entering the season, so the Seahawks get the benefit of the doubt that Russell Wilson won’t get sacked once per drive and the Teddy Bridgewater bandwagon doesn’t get to pull up right in front of the Super Bowl.
But these grades are informed by the preseason, and you will see some preseason statistics cited. If your favorite team’s starting defense gave up five touchdowns in 37 minutes of work or your kicker missed four field goals and a...

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