NFL Preseason Week 3 Recap
We had a huge amount of impressive bouts during the second week of preseason football in the NFL.
Let’s take a look at a few NFL games that stuck out to us, along with a few players. We’ll also look at a few NFL teams that failed to cover the spread during Week 3.
Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns (21-20 Bears)
This game was the closest of Week 3 and featured some impressive offenses. The Chicago Bears, with Justin Fields under center, earned 331 total yards.
Had it not been for the two turnovers, they might’ve won this game. The shining light for the Bears was Fields, who went 14-16 with 156 passing yards and three touchdowns.
The Cleveland Browns’ Jacoby Brissett didn’t have a very strong outing. The quarterback went 13-23 with 109 passing yards and an interception.
Cleveland did great in terms of time of possession; they held the ball for 33:57. However, they were three-point favorites in this game and failed to cover the spread.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Indianapolis Colts (27-10 Colts)
As far as blowouts go, this was the closest we could find. Tom Brady actually took the field in this game and went 6-8 with 44 yards passing.
As a team, the Buccaneers earned 272 yards on the ground and controlled the clock. However, this didn’t turn into any points, leaving the Colts free to run up the score.
The Colts’ offense wasn’t splashy, but it was definitely effective. The team put up 120 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, which is what they do best.
QB Sam Ehlinger had a rushing touchdown of his own, proving he’s ready to back up Matt Ryan. The Colts were favored by three points in this game and easily covered as well.
New York Giants at New York Jets (31-27 Jets)
Both the Giants and the Jets got to show off their offense. The Giants, who lost the game by a four-point margin, put up 307 yards total.
The main problem is their defense allowed over 400 total yards. Giants’ Davis Webb had a strong outing, going 30-38 with 202 passing yards and two touchdowns.
Narrowly covering the 3.5-point margin, the Jets finished the preseason with a 3-0 record. We’ll have to see if that translates to the regular season, though.
The Jets put up 431 yards of total offense, and QB Mike White led the team. White went 13-17, throwing 170 yards and two touchdowns. It was an impressive outing for the Jets, which should boost morale.
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