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NFL Preseason Week 2 Scores, Highlights & Updates: Olympia's Devon Allen Earns Eagles' First Career TD

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The NFL preseason reached the halfway point in Week 2. This acts as a virtual ‘dress rehearsal’ for starters to prepare for the start of the regular season – just three weeks away. .

Sunday’s slate has three games, starting with a matinee for the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns. Don’t expect the starters to play in this match. But Eagles fans will get to see plenty of rookies Jordan Davis and Nakobe Dean. The Cincinnati Bengals travel to the Meadowlands tonight to face the New York Giants, who are expected to fit both Daniel Jones and Tyrod Taylor. Finally, the Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals wrap up Sunday’s game, without Lamar Jackson.

On Saturday, fans were treated to rookie quarterbacks Kenny Pickett and Malik Willis. Both hope to put more pressure on the quarterback who is currently leading on the depth chart. The day was capped off with an outstanding performance from the player who recently earned USFL MVP honors.

Below are all the highlights from the first three days of action from Week 2 of the preseason.

schedule

Thursday

Bears 27, Seahawks 11 (takeout)

Friday

Patriots 20, Panthers 10 (takeout)
Packers 20, Saints 10 (recap)
Texans 24, Rams 20 (Recap)

Saturday

Bills 42, Broncos 15 (abstract)
Lions 27, Colts 26 (Recap)
Chief 24, Commander 14 (Abridged)
Steelers 16, Jaguars 15 (Takeaway)
Raiders 15, Dolphins 13 (Recap)
49ers 17, Vikings 7 (Recap)
Titans 13, Buccaneers 3 (Recap)
Cowboys 32, Chargers 18 (Recap)

Sunday

Eagles 14, Browns 13 (Game Tracker)
Bengals at Giants, 7pm ET (Gametracker)
Ravens at Cardinals, 8pm ET (Gametracker)

Monday

Falcons at Jets, 8pm ET (Gametracker)

Devon Allen makes first NFL catch for 55-yard touchdown

Devon Allen finally got his chance to show what he can do with a football in his hand, scoring a 55-yard touchdown on his first catch in the NFL. The throw was perfected by Reid Sinnett as Allen celebrated the hurdles as he scored.

A three-time national champion (2014, 2016, 2018) in the 110m hurdles and a two-time Olympian in the event, Allen finished fourth in the 110m hurdles at the 2020 Beijing Olympics last summer. Did. He was a finalist for the 2022 World Athletics Championships in that event.

André Chacher stops Josh Dobbs at the goal line

Shachere dropped his shoulder to Dobbs, who seemed to score a goal to give the Browns the lead with four seconds remaining. An Eagles safety denied the ball crossing the plane, and Eagles cornerback Josh Jobe broke a pass on the next play to keep the Browns at three.

Deon Kane back shoulder catch

Deon Kane is vying for a spot on the Eagles roster and certainly had an impressive first half to make his case. He leads the Eagles with four catches for 59 yards, including a shoulder catch. Cain followed this catch with another on the next play.

Kenny Gainwell jukes out defenders on 3rd and 13th for first down

The Eagles controlled the line of scrimmage on their first two offensive drives, rushing for 79 yards. This 3rd and 13th run was all Kenny Gainwell as Jack Anderson holed up for running back – and he did the rest.

The Eagles scored on the drive, recording 17 plays and 75 yards. Both scoring drives took him over seven minutes.

Josh Dobbs 36 Yard Run

Josh Dobbs was pressured by Eagles safety André Chacher and looked down for a sack, but escaped Chacher and Patrick Johnson and took off on a 36-yard run. There was a flag in play, but it held the Eagles.

Dobbs recorded three carries for 46 yards and a touchdown on the drive.

Kenny Pickett continues to perform well in preseason

The Kenny Pickett hype train continues to gain momentum. After throwing the winning touchdown in Pittsburgh’s preseason opener last week, the first-round rookie is back in the spotlight. You look like a player who could be a starter. In the second quarter, he led his drive for a touchdown in just 42 seconds.

In addition to the scoring toss to running back Benny Snell Jr., Pickett also showed a nice touch for a 24-yard gain to tight end Pat Freihermuth. In the first half, Pickett recorded 6/7 passing for 76 yards and a touchdown.

Malik Willis shows off his escape skills

Malik Willis is showing his turnaround. The Liberty-born rookie started in Tennessee’s Tampa Bay game and showcased his ability to maneuver his pockets. While leading the Titans at Field Gold Live in the second quarter, Willis threw a sidearm pass and could be a sack to move the chain.

He then ripped off a 25-yard scramble to put Tennessee into the red zone and eventually kicked a field goal. Willis is still a raw prospect and needs to improve as a passer, but he has some tools to make him a legitimate contender to be a long-term option for the Titans.

The inspiring return of KaVontae Turpin

Current USFL MVP Cabonte Turpin reinforced his claim to make the Cowboys’ 53-man roster when he returned a 98-yard kickoff Saturday night against the Chargers. He quickly returned to the end zone after returning an 86-yard punt for a touchdown.

Turpin joined the Cowboys earlier this summer after helping the USFL’s New Jersey Generals record a 9-1 regular season during the league’s first regular season.

Titans rookie wideout Kyle Phillips made a name for himself this summer. He drew praise from head coach Mike Vrabel, who noted that quarterback Ryan Tannehill trusted him to throw. The eye picking right is also active in the return game.

At Saturday’s Tennessee exhibition against the Bucks, Phillips made a punt just outside Tennessee’s 20-yard line and came back 35 yards. He missed the first tackler, found a hole, and fought with several tackles to turn the field over for the Titans.

Rookie George Pickens made headlines in Pittsburgh this summer, but don’t let Chase Claypool’s talent put you to sleep. On his drive for the Steelers’ opening at the exhibition against the Jaguars, Mitchell took his Trubisky snaps on his third and his sixth, connecting with Claypool. Claypool is looking to build his 2021 season where he tallied 956 yards from scrimmage and his 13.1 yards per touch from his career-high scrimmage.

Fortson and Mahomes double dip

In case you’re wondering, Patrick Mahomes looks like Patrick Mahomes. In Kansas City’s preseason Game 2 against Washington, the former league MVP started and looked like he was in midseason form. He started the game with back-to-back touchdown drives, both culminating in passes to tight end Jody Fortson.

The first catch capped off the Chiefs’ 87-yard drive. Mahomes threw it to Fortson, who was able to display strong footwork and stay within the score. This wasn’t even Mahomes’ best throw on the drive, as his 39-yard pass to Justin Watson also completed.

Mahomes was then washed out of his pocket and forced to throw off balance into the front left corner of the end zone, where he found Fortson again.

On two drives, Mahomes got 162 yards on 12-of-19 passes and recorded those two scores.

Lions and touchdowns and grabs, oh my

Not many starters saw the field in the Lions vs. Colts game, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t anything worth paying attention to. Lions wideout Tom Kennedy found himself in the end zone on back-to-back Detroit possessions. The first touchdown his grab came on the final play of the first half.

To open the scoring after halftime, Kennedy again reached out to the Colts defender and carried a pass for six points.

too easy

Josh Allen and the first-team Buffalo Bills offense covered 70 yards in six plays against the Denver Broncos. The drive ended with Allen scrambling around the pocket, putting his foot down and hitting the ball to Gabriel Davis in front of the end zone.

Allen went 3-for-3 for 49 yards and one score, completing passes to Davis, Stephon Diggs and Isiah Mackenzie. Devin Singletary is Buffalo’s leadback and Zach Moss gets ahead of rookie James Cook into drive number two. Oh, and Buffalo reach the endzone on each of their next five possessions. Moss scored twice short, OJ Howard caught a touchdown off Case Keenum (16 of 18 for 192 yards) and Duke Johnson also landed on the ground. Hit a pay dart twice.

(Friday) night catch!

The Houston Texans played starter in the first half of a preseason contest against the Los Angeles Rams and were able to take a 7-6 lead at halftime thanks to a pinpoint catch in the end zone from Nico Collins. Collins outplayed Derion Kendrick on the ball and scored.

Collins will play a role in the Texans offense in 2022. A play like this would give him more targets.

What makes this Etling touchdown run so special? During an interview with Aaron Rodgers on the Packers’ broadcast. Rodgers’ excitement over Etling’s score makes the play even more thrilling.

Love looked like the part of an NFL quarterback on Friday night, finishing with 113 yards and a touchdown pass. He also showed his running prowess on this 11-yard first down run.

Chris Olave scores his first touchdown

Olave, alongside Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry, offers a preview of what will happen to Saints fans this fall. Connected with Ian Book on Down.

Olave had only one catch for 4 yards last week, but two in the first half of the season.

Patriots quarterback Bailey Zappe made a dangerous throw that rolled left and Hayes read the pass and took the ball the other way to tie the game. Zappe wasn’t as sharp in his second outing of this preseason when Matt Patricia called the play.

Romeo Dubs touchdown

The Dubs have a place to get snaps in the first team this year, and this Jordan Love touchdown catch shows why. Dubs came up with this impressive 4-yard touchdown his reception against Brian Allen, putting the Packers up 10-3 against the Saints in the second quarter. Love is starting to show confidence in the fourth-round rookie.

Will Lutz’s 59-yard field goal

Lutz will miss all of 2021 with a core muscle injury as the Saints lose credibility in the kicking department. He certainly looked like he used to, closing out the first quarter with his goal this 59-yard field.

For Lutz, who has only 13 of 23 field goals of 50 yards or more in his career, hitting this kick is very encouraging.

Romeo Dubs claims to move up the depth chart

Dubs was one of the young wide receivers that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers criticized that week, so he’ll be in the spotlight alongside the second-team players he’s been in for the majority of this game. Jordan Love Throw’s 17-yard catch on the opening drive makes a strong impression, even if Dubs failed to capture a third down pass earlier.

No longer a quarterback for the Saints, Hill has shifted his focus to tight end for the 2022 season. New Orleans’ second-tighter Hill at his end made an early impact by catching his pass for 10 yards from Ian Book. Hill adds an extra dimension to the Saints’ offense in his new role, allowing him to play wide receiver and running back in short-yard situations.

The Patriots were averaging 1.9 yards per play in the first quarter and only 21 yards on offense, but Nelson Agholor turned that around on this 45-yard catch with an impressive throw from Mack Jones. Whether or not you oppose the second team’s defense, this is what Patriots fans want to see from their new-look offense.

New England scored a touchdown-a 2-yard run from Ty Montgomery-after 3 plays.