Matt Schaub has shown enough poise and flash during Houston’s first two preseason games that the Texans should feel good about their new-look passing game. The running game? That’s more of a mystery. While the starting running game hasn’t been bad, it would be a stretch to call it good. While Schaub was 9-of-12 for
Frustrated and helmetless, Priest Holmes had to stand around and watch Sunday while the Kansas City Chiefs went through another practice without him. The former Pro Bowl running back had hoped to get medical clearance and be removed from the physically unable-to-perform list and take part in his first actual practice on Sunday.
Colts quarterback Jim Sorgi just wanted to make a guest appearance in the Super Bowl. Nothing fancy, maybe kneel down at game’s end or hold for an extra point. He never got a chance backing up the game’s MVP, Peyton Manning. On Monday night, Sorgi and the other super subs will take center stage in
The Denver Broncos returned from their week in the Texas heat in a world of hurt. They lost starting defensive end Ebenezer Ekuban for the season to a torn Achilles’ tendon and workhorse running back Travis Henry sprained his left knee and might not play again until the season opener. Henry underwent additional tests Sunday
A veteran position on a young Bills team has taken a major hit with the loss of defensive end Ryan Denney, who broke his left foot in Buffalo’s 13-10 preseason loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night. Denney, who was injured on the opening kickoff, is scheduled for surgery Monday and will be out
Conserving Steven Jackson for the regular season serves two purposes for the St. Louis Rams. Last year’s NFL leader in combined rushing and receiving yards is fresh for the games that count, and his rookie backup, second-round pick Brian Leonard, is getting a lot of work. While Jackson had a ceremonial start in Saturday night’s
The Battle of the Bay had plenty of empty preseason drama, keeping the bipartisan crowd enthralled until a sure touchdown pass bounced off Alvis Whitted’s hands with 5 seconds left. The most important developments in the 49ers’ friendly rivalry game with Oakland were less theatrical. Daunte Culpepper looked ready to run the Raiders, but San
Jason Campbell limped down the hallway outside the Washington Redskins’ locker room, favoring his bruised left knee and feeling a bit lucky. Inside, Marcus Washington wore a blue sling on his dislocated right elbow and tried to keep smiling. Out of sight was Mike Espy, out for the season with a ruptured kneecap.
For all of Brett Favre’s questions about the readiness of some of his younger teammates, only one question mattered Saturday night: To leap or not to leap? Rookie receiver James Jones did a “Lambeau leap” into the grandstands after scoring a touchdown early in Green Bay’s 48-13 preseason rout of Seattle.
Over four practices with the Denver Broncos this week, the Dallas Cowboys either held back on defense or figured something out. Because they sure had no problem getting into the backfield Saturday night. The attacking, pressure-seeking front being implemented by new Dallas coach Wade Phillips throttled Denver’s starting offense for two quarters, paving the way
Drew Brees needed only six on-target passes to show that he’s ready — and the Cincinnati Bengals’ defense isn’t. Brees led New Orleans to a touchdown in his only series Saturday night, completing every throw he made and giving the Bengals a half-dozen more reasons to worry in the Saints’ 27-19 preseason victory.
Brady Quinn’s biggest throw could turn out to be a monkey wrench. With flashbulbs popping all around the stadium, Cleveland’s rookie quarterback tossed two fourth-quarter touchdown passes in his first NFL exhibition game and looked better than any Browns quarterback in a 23-20 loss to Detroit on Saturday night.