NFL preseason Week 3 scores, highlights, updates: Bears’ Justin Fields throws three touchdowns – CBS Sports

NFL preseason Week 3 scores, highlights, updates: Bears' Justin Fields throws three touchdowns - CBS Sports

The NFL preseason is almost over, but we still have two more days of football to digest. We have eight games on Saturday, highlighted by a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl as the Los Angeles Rams take on the Cincinnati Bengals.

Things started on Thursday night when the Kansas City Chiefs earned a victory in front of their home fans over the Green Bay Packers, and the Houston Texans blanked the San Francisco 49ers.

Each of the 32 NFL teams will approach this week differently. Some will play their starters a little, some will play their starters more and some not at all. In fact, this week is more about the reserves as coaching staffs around the league figure out who will make their 53-man rosters.

Below, we’ll break down highlights from all 16 preseason games. Keep this post bookmarked as it will be your one stop shop for everything you need to see.



bosses 17, packers 10 (Summary)
Texans 17, 49ers 0 (Summary)


Panthers 21, Invoices 0 (Summary)
cowboys 27, Seahawks 26 (Summary)
saints 27, Chargers 10 (Summary)
raiders 23, Patriots 6 (Takings)


Falcons 28, Jaguars 12 (Summary)
bengal 16, Rams 7 (Summary)
titans 26, Cardinals 23 (Summary)
Bears 21, Browns 20 (Summary)
Dolphins 48, Eagles 10 (Takings)
Ravens 17, Commanders 15 (Summary)
Colts 27, pirates 10 (Summary)
Broncos 23, vikings 13 (Summary)


Giants at Jets1 p.m. ET, NFLN
lions at Steelers4:30 p.m. ET, CBS

Tom Brady leads Buccaneers to FG on lone preseason drive

Brady was able to participate in one drive this preseason, finishing with 11 snaps before calling it a wrap before the regular season opener. After being away from the Pirates for 11 days during camp, Brady finished 6 of 8 for 44 yards on a 66-yard drive that ended in a 30-yard field goal by Ryan Succop.

Brady was able to find Julio Jones on a 20-yard completion and found Cameron Brate — who is expected to be the No. 1 tight end — twice on the drive. The Buccaneers offense moved down the field on Brady’s lone series, enough reps to get the quarterback ready for Week 1.

Justin Fields throws three first-half TDs

The Bears second-year quarterback was sharp in the first half of Saturday night’s game against the Browns, going 14 of 16 for 156 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for 11 yards as the Bears took a 21-6 lead into halftime.

Treylon Burks returns to game, scores TD

The Titans’ first-round pick hasn’t had an impact through Tennessee’s first two preseason games, but Saturday night was different. Burks caught a pass on the first play of the game, and recorded another reception later in the first quarter. However, he then left the contest with a wrist injury, and was deemed questionable to return.

Burks ended up coming back in the second quarter, and caught a 14-yard touchdown for his first NFL score.

Wild pick six

Elijah Campbell shouldn’t have scored on this play, but he did. The defensive back took advantage of a bad throw by Reid Sinnett, and fought tooth and nail to take the pick back for a touchdown.

He was met by Sinnett and a pack of Eagles at the 10-yard line, but kept his feet moving and found himself in the end zone.

The Titans rookie quarterback focuses on his pocket presence because he makes the jump to the NFL, but his legs make him special. Check out this play where Willis ran right up the middle for a 50 yard gain.

Not only is the Liberty product fast, but he is clearly dangerous with the moves he can make in the open field. He has good vision, and knows when to cut back or go down.

The Ravens have a new wide receiver, and he can be someone who makes an immediate impact on offense. Former Chiefs tight end Demarcus Robinson absolutely embarrassed Washington cornerback Danny Johnson on this route, and it resulted in a 67-yard touchdown.

This was also Anthony Brown’s first pass of the game. Are the Ravens a new quarterback factory?

Tua goes out into fire

How Tyreek Hill will fare in Miami’s offense compared to how he fared in Kansas City is a big storyline going into this season. There’s a narrative that quarterback Tua Tagovailoa doesn’t have the most powerful arm, but he and new head coach Mike McDaniel are trying to combat that notion.

On the first play of the Dolphins’ final preseason game, Tagovailoa found Hill streaking down the field for a 51-yard gain.

It took the Dolphins just four plays to score the first touchdown of the game. Tagovailoa completed all three of his passing attempts for 72 yards, and he hit River Cracraft for an eight-yard score.

Penalty block landing

Here’s how you make a case for the 53-man roster. Quinton Bell proved he can be a force on special teams with this punt blocking touchdown as the Falcons extended their lead before halftime.

Falcons rookie-to-rookie connection

While Ridder threw an interception on the first play of the game Saturday, he rebounded to lead a 15-play, 75-yard touchdown drive on the Falcons’ next possession. On second-and-goal, Ridder found another rookie in running back Tyler Allgeier for the score.

The Falcons have the versatile Cordarrelle Patterson and Damien Williams at running back, but some expect Allgeier to play a role in his first NFL season.

Interception on the first play of the game!

Rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder got the start for Atlanta’s third and final preseason game Saturday, and unfortunately, he threw an interception on the first play of the game!

Check out this read from Jaguar safety Daniel Thomas:

Ben DiNucci throws winning TD for Cowboys

The Cowboys were able to take their preseason finale over the Seahawks thanks to Ben DiNucci throwing the winning touchdown pass to Peyton Hendershot. The 14-yard pass gave the Cowboys a 27-26 lead with 4:07 left as Dallas overcame 10 penalties to secure the win.

DiNucci is a longshot to make the Cowboys, but he might end up somewhere in the NFL next week.

Brandon Smith gets tiptoe TD catch for Cowboys

Brandon Smith is a long shot to make the Cowboys’ 53-man roster, yet is making an impression on the coaching staff with this highlight-reel touchdown catch. This 8-yard catch in the back of the end zone by Will Grier tied the game with the Seahawks in the third quarter.

Smith leads Dallas with three catches, making the most of his final opportunity.

Sam Darnold rushes for TD, exits with ankle injury

Sam Darnold, now the No. 2 quarterback in Carolina, had his fair share of rushing scores for the Panthers last season. His 1-yard score put Carolina up 21-0 on Buffalo with 7:06 to play in the third quarter.

Darnold had a career-high five rushing touchdowns last season for the Panthers — or as many as he had his first three seasons in the league combined with the Jets.

It wasn’t all good news for Darnold, who was carted off the field after suffering an ankle injury and will not return.

Drew Lock connects on a nice TD pass

The Drew Lock experience is in full effect. After throwing an interception on his first drive of the game, Lock earned another chance to show off his arm strength. Fighting for the starting quarterback job in Seattle, Lock hit Penny Hart on a 35-yard touchdown pass. Pitches don’t get any better than this in Week 3 of the preseason.

Lock has a chance to take Geno Smith’s job, who started this game for Seattle. Head coach Pete Carroll says he will name a starter after the third preseason game.

Mark Ingram gets second TD in opening quarter

Mark Ingram is the active leading rusher in the NFL and continues to have a prominent role with the Saints, rushing for two touchdowns in the first quarter as New Orleans jumped out to a 14-0 lead over the Los Angeles Chargers — who play the majority. from their backups.

That touchdown run was from 2 yards out.

Mayfield won the starting quarterback in Carolina and puts the exclamation point on this training camp with a 19-yard strike to Shi Smith for the touchdown. Smith has been mentioned as Mayfield’s favorite target by some of the local writers in Carolina, emerging as a contender for not just a roster spot – but snaps in regular-season games.

Mayfield has two touchdowns in the first quarter. That can be it for him.

To the surprise of some, the starting quarterback of the Texans took the field for the beginning of the second half. After a pedestrian first two quarters in which he threw an interception, Mills led a six-play, 77-yard drive that ended with a touchdown — a 16-yard strike to Chris Moore.

This is a nice bullet pass in the middle of the field. Houston has high hopes for its second-year signal caller.

It’s a Bushman’s world, we just live in it

Matt Bushman is having a big night, and he recorded 73 receiving yards on his first three catches. He scored his second touchdown of the game early in the third quarter on a play that looked like a turnover waiting to happen.

A must intercept

What first appeared to be a great Texans touchdown catch turned into a 49ers interception in the blink of an eye. Credit to both defensive backs on this play for fighting for the ball. Samuel Womack III got it loose, and then Tarvarius Moore somehow brought it in.

Whose man was that?!

Chiefs tight end Matt Bushman ran a simple corner route, and it resulted in a 54-yard touchdown. The safety didn’t look in his direction, and the cornerback thought he had handed the tight end off to his teammate. This play will look ugly when the Chiefs review the film.

The Packers got off to a slow start Thursday night — three-and-out on their first two possessions. Things started to click on their third drive, however, when Green Bay went 83 yards down the field in 11 plays to score the game’s first touchdown.

It was the undrafted rookie from Iowa who got into the end zone for the Packers. Check out this EXPLOSIVE run by Tyler Goodson, covered in the spin move.

Texans’ Dameon Pierce continues hot start

Houston’s rookie running back was one of the stars of the preseason. After an impressive Week 1 outing, Pierce did not play last weekend. Texans head coach Lovie Smith said he held out on Pierce because they saw a lot of him in the first preseason game, via Pro Football Networkwhich may mean he is an RB1.

Pierce played Thursday night, however, and on the Texans’ opening drive, he rushed six times for 37 yards as Houston went 85 yards down the field in 11 plays and scored a touchdown. Who scored for the Texans? I’ll give you one guess.

“Choir” honors Len Dawson

Earlier this week, a legendary Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson has passed away aged 87. The former No. 5 overall pick was a Super Bowl champion, Super Bowl MVP, NFL Man of the Year and a Chiefs legend. To open Thursday night’s Chiefs preseason game, Patrick Mahomes took the field and lined up his offense in the famous “choir huddle” to honor Dawson.

After the delay of game penalty, which was declined by the Packers, Mahomo jogged off the field.

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