What we learned during Saturday’s preseason games

Eighteen teams were in action Saturday for Week 3 of the preseason. Here are the five big takeaways:

1. Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer and wideout Corey Coleman were very impressive and established a great rapport.

2. Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg was quite bad early, then rebounded late against lesser opponents. 

3. Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor ended his preseason with a concussion.

4. The Colts house the NFL’s most concerning quarterback situation until Andrew Luck returns, but understudy Scott Tolzien showed signs of improvement.

5. Rams quarterback Jared Goff remains an enigma.

Here’s what else we learned Saturday:


Cardinals 24, Falcons 14

1. After appearing invincible in August, Atlanta’s starting offense encountered difficulties against the Cardinals. Matt Ryan’s first-ever pass in the gloriously unveiled Mercedes-Benz Stadium was tipped high into the air before tumbling into the hands of revived Arizona cover man Tyrann Mathieu. Ryan nearly threw a second pick during the following drive on a deep shot to Taylor Gabriel, who gave up on the route and allowed Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson to nearly come down with the air-mailed rope. Ryan (4 of 11 for 36 yards) later missed on a looping deep shot to Julio Jones before failing to convert a fourth-and-2

Article source: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000835292/article/what-we-learned-during-saturdays-preseason-games

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