NFL preseason Week 2 scores, highlights, updates: Saints’ first-round WR Chris Olave scores first-career TD

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The NFL preseason is halfway through Week 2, which serves as the actual “dress rehearsal” for starters to prepare for the start of the regular season — which is just three weeks away. For teams that don’t have joint practice sessions this week, week 2 of the preseason is critical.

The Carolina Panthers will not play Baker Mayfield on Friday and Sam Darnold against the New England Patriots, but New England will play the starters this week after joint practices. Jordan Love starts for the Green Bay Packers against the New Orleans Saints, who will do without Jameis Winston (foot). The evening will conclude with the Houston Texans in the Los Angeles Rams.

Following are all the must-see highlights from Friday’s action, this weekend’s main course starter.

Scheme

Thursday

Bears 27, Seahawks 11 (takeaway)

Friday

Patriots 20, Panthers 10 (takeaway)
Packers 20, Saints 10 (summary)
Texans 24, Rams 20 (summary)

Saturday

Broncos at Bills, 1:00 PM ET (Gametracker)
Lions at Colts, 1:00 PM ET (Gametracker)
Commanders at Chiefs, 4 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Steelers at Jaguars, 7 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Raiders at Dolphins, 7pm ET (Gametracker)
49ers at Vikings, 7pm ET (Gametracker)
Pirates at Titans, 7 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Cowboys at Chargers, 10pm ET (Gametracker)

Sunday

Eagles at Browns, 1 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Bengals at Giants, 7 p.m. ET (Gametracker)
Ravens at Cardinals, 8 p.m. ET (Gametracker)

Monday

Falcons at Jets, 8pm ET (Gametracker)

Catch of the night!

The Houston Texans played their starters for the first half of this preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams and were able to take a 7-6 lead at halftime thanks to Nico Collins’ accurate catch in the end zone. Collins beat Derion Kendrick just before the ball and came away with the score.

Collins will play a part in the Texan attack in 2022. This kind of action will give him more targets.

What makes this Etling touchdown run special? The game took place during an interview with Aaron Rodgers on the Packers broadcast. Rodgers’ excitement with Etling scores makes this game even more exciting.

Jordan Love run

Love looked like an NFL quarterback on Friday night, finishing with 113 yards and a touchdown pass. He also demonstrated his running skills with this 11-yard run for a first down.

Chris Olave scores his first touchdown

Olave gives Saints fans a taste of what’s to come when he joins Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry this fall. The first-round pick tied up with Ian Book on a 20-yard touchdown with 12 seconds left in the first half — his first in a Saints uniform.

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

Patriots quarterback Bailey Zappe made a dangerous pitch that rolled to the left and Hayes read the pass to take the ball the other way and even the game. Zappe hasn’t been as sharp in his second appearance this preseason, one in which Matt calls Patricia “plays.”

Romeo Doub’s touchdown

There is a place for Doubs to earn snaps with the first team this year, and this touchdown catch from Jordan Love shows why. Doubs came up with this impressive touchdown reception from four yards over Brian Allen to give the Packers a 10-3 lead against the Saints in the second quarter. Love begins to show confidence in the rookie in the fourth round.

59-yard field goal by Wil Lutz

Lutz missed all of 2021 with a core muscle injury as the Saints lacked his reliability in the stair department. He certainly looked like his old self with this 59-yard field goal to close out the first quarter.

Only 13 out of 23 on over 50 field goals in his career, Lutz hitting this kick is very encouraging.

Romeo Doubs advocates moving higher on the depth chart

Doubs was one of the young wide receivers to criticize Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers during the week, so he was in the spotlight with the second teamers taking part in the majority of these. A 17-yard catch on the opening drive on a Jordan Love pitch makes a strong impression, even if Doubs failed to pull in a third-down pass earlier.

No longer a quarterback for the Saints, Hill has shifted his focus to a tight end for the 2022 season. The No. 2 tight end in New Orleans, Hill made an early impression by catching a 10-yard pass from Ian Book. Hill adds an extra dimension to the Saints offense in his new role, still being able to play wide receiver and running back in close range situations.

The Patriots averaged just 1.9 yards per game in the first quarter with just 21 yards offense, but Nelson Agholor changed that with this 45 yards catch on an impressive pitch from Mac Jones. Going against a second-team defense or not, here’s what Patriots fans want to see from their new strike.

New England scored a touchdown — a six-foot run from Ty Montgomery — three plays later.


The Valley Voice
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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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