Preseason Engines Start
The action started to take presence this week in the NFL with six preseason games that left the first defeat of the New England Patriots, the Super Bowl champions, while the victory went to the Green Bay Packers, San Diego Chargers, Chicago Bears, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions, the main attraction of the game between the Patriots and Packers was quarterback Tom Brady as he completed only one of four passes before giving way to backup Jimmy Garoppolo.
his small presence was felt in the team’s game and in the end they lost by 22-11 to the Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers who was definitely taking action for his team.
Brady played just two offensive series three and out and four and out just one day after appearing before a federal judge for a hearing on the appeal concerning his suspension for “Deflategate” Garoppolo, who would replace Brady if any part of the four-game suspension for the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the last Super Bowl is held, Patriots backup quarterback completed 20 out of 30 passes for 159 yards with no “touchdowns”, an interception and was sacked seven times, Rodgers completed 11 of 19 passes for 117 against the Patriots defense, Alonzo Harris added a 25-yard touchdown for the defending champions of the National Conference (NFC) Division.
Baltimore Ravens 30-27 over New Orleans Saints in the M&T Bank Stadium as the preseason starts, the National Conference franchise chose to leave out of this game its starting quarterback Drew Brees and gave opportunity to show people like Ryan Griffin, Garrett Grayson and experienced Luke McCown, the Ravens granted some plays for his star passer Joe Flacco, who got 33 yards, five successful passes in six attempts, we had activity from veteran Matt Schaub, with 11 passes out of 18, one for a 45 yard to the end zone and recorded a total yardage of 134, although with an interception.
Detroit Lions dispatched a 23-3 to the New York Jets at Ford Field, while Bears beat 27-10 at Miami Dolphins in Soldier Field. Also, Cleveland Browns succumbed in a 17-20 against Washington Redskins and San Diego Chargers beat the Dallas Cowboys 17-7 in a match played at Qualcomm Stadium.