Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears look ready to start the season. The Oakland Raiders look ready for a quarterback controversy.
Teams squared off against one another for the first time this season, often at full speed, and occasionally featuring first team offensive sets.
Teams played their first preseason game this week, offering coaches and GMs their first glimpse of the strengths and weakness of their roster.
John Madden’s weekend got off to a good start, watching the Raiders’ win in their exhibition opener Friday night.
Sean Lee and rookie J.J. Wilcox forced first-half turnovers for Dallas’ revamped defense before the Oakland Raiders rallied past the Cowboys for a 19-17 victory in their exhibition opener Friday night.
Much like when they came together for training camp last summer, the San Francisco 49ers return yet again determined to take another important step this season—from Super Bowl runner-up to champion.
David Lee and rookie Harrison Barnes each scored 16 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Phoenix Suns 107-92 on Tuesday night to close out their preseason.
The Seahawks closed out the second perfect preseason in franchise history with a 21-3 win over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night.
Peyton Manning was magnificent in his final regular-season tuneup Sunday, throwing his first two touchdown passes for the Denver Broncos in a 29-24 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Brandon Jacobs balanced himself on crutches walking through the San Francisco 49ers locker room. LaMichael James strolled through with a backpack and a smile.