The initially complete week of the 2022 NFL preseason commenced on Thursday evening, with the New England Patriots hosting the New York Giants and the Baltimore Ravens welcoming the Tennessee Titans to get the slate began.
A final-second field target lifted the Giants to a 23-21 win in initially-year head coach Brian Daboll’s preseason debut with the group, a game in which quarterback Daniel Jones and operating back Saquon Barkley have been amongst the notables to see the field. For New England, Mac Jones was rested, with Brian Hoyer and Bailey Zappe acquiring the time below center for Bill Belichick & Co.
Meanwhile in Baltimore, Lamar Jackson did not see the field on Thursday, but 2021 backup Tyler Huntley was sharp in a 23-ten Ravens victory that also saw rookie Malik Willis earn the get started at QB for Tennessee.
Here are the most significant takeaways from Thursday night’s games, along with the rest of the Week 1 preseason schedule.
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NFL preseason games on Thursday, Aug. 11
Giants: This was specifically what the Giants’ offense necessary following an up-and-down get started to coaching camp. Quarterback Daniel Jones and the beginning offense moved the ball effectively and likely must have reached the finish zone, if not for a negative third-down drop by wide receiver Kenny Golladay close to the target line. Jones nevertheless completed six-of-ten passing for 69 yards and ran for a further initially down. It must take any outdoors stress off him even even though backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor followed by going 13-of-21 passing for 129 yards with a touchdown toss to Richie James. Overall, the Giants’ offense and their quarterbacks showed indicators that they are headed in the appropriate path, and there is no will need to make any rash moves or panic with a further month to go prior to the standard-season opener in Tennessee. — Jordan Raanan
Next game: vs. Bengals (7 p.m. ET, Sunday, Aug. 21)
Patriots: On a evening when Mac Jones and most of the Patriots’ starters did not play, it was a possibility to concentrate on the sideline and get a really feel for the team’s unconventional coaching setup offensively. Senior football advisor/OL coach Matt Patricia named the plays for the initially 3 series when Brian Hoyer was at quarterback, and then it appeared that offensive assistant/QBs coach Joe Judge was calling the plays when rookie Bailey Zappe entered at quarterback. Signs point to Patricia as the principal playcaller, but it was notable to see Judge also carry out some of these duties in the preseason opener.
“I believed it would be a superior chance for us to do that,” Belichick mentioned. “We’re going by means of a procedure.”
When asked who will contact plays for the duration of the standard season, Belichick mentioned: “Don’t be concerned about that. We’ll function it out.” — Mike Reiss
Next game: vs. Panthers (7 p.m. ET, Friday, Aug. 19)
Ravens: Tyler Huntley after once again showed why he’s amongst the NFL’s leading backup quarterbacks. Huntley was much more correct in the preseason opener than he has been all of coaching camp, finishing 88.9% of his passes (16-of-18) and placing good touch on his 14-yard touchdown pass. He also converted a fourth down with a physical 14-yard run. The Ravens will normally be at their greatest with Lamar Jackson (who did not play Thursday evening), but they know they can stay competitive with Huntley. The Ravens extended their preseason winning streak to 21 games. “It implies a lot to the culture, just to show that we’re a winning group,” Huntley mentioned. “And we never care what type of game it is, the Ravens are going to fight to get a win.” — Jamison Hensley
Next game: at Cardinals (eight p.m. ET, Sunday, Aug. 21)
Titans: The Titans got a reside appear at Malik Willis with this surprise get started against the Ravens. Willis played into the third quarter and completed six of his 11 pass attempts for 107 yards. His greatest throw was a 48-yard play-action pass to Racey McMath. The rookie’s 7-yard scramble for a touchdown showed that he can make significant plays operating with the ball as effectively. There have been occasions when it was evident that Willis necessary to speed up his procedure as an alternative of holding on to the football also lengthy. Even even though he got the get started, Willis is listed as the No. three quarterback behind Ryan Tannehill and Logan Woodside. He will get to create on his functionality in joint practices with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the second preseason game subsequent week. — Turron Davenport
Next game: vs. Buccaneers (7 p.m. ET, Saturday, Aug. 20)
NFL preseason games on Friday, Aug. 12
Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions: six p.m. ET, NFL Network
Cleveland Browns vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: 7 p.m. ET
Arizona Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Bengals: 7:30 p.m. ET
New York Jets vs. Philadelphia Eagles: 7:30 p.m. ET
Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers: eight:30 p.m. ET, NFL Network
NFL preseason games on Saturday, Aug. 13
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Chicago Bears: 1 p.m. ET, NFL Network
Carolina Panthers vs. Washington Commanders: 1 p.m. ET
Indianapolis Colts vs. Buffalo Bills: four p.m. ET, NFL Network
Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: 7 p.m. ET, NFL Network
Miami Dolphins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 7:30 p.m. ET
New Orleans Saints vs. Houston Texans: eight p.m. ET
Dallas Cowboys vs. Denver Broncos: 9 p.m. ET, NFL Network
Los Angeles Rams vs. Los Angeles Chargers: ten p.m. ET
NFL preseason games on Sunday, Aug. 14
Minnesota Vikings vs. Las Vegas Raiders: four:25 p.m. ET, NFL Network