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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Second-year quarterback Josh Dobbs looks comfortable running the Steelers offense in the second half. He's making good decisions and has found a chemistry with Mason Rudolph's guy in college, James Washington.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins have focused hard on the defensive line the last two years – and it should pay off this season. That's the big takeaway after Thursday's preseason win over the New York Jets. Rookie nose tackle Daron Payne, who has drawn rave reviews in training camp, showed his power in taking on double teams and an ability to win a one-on-one matchup for a sack. Second-year Jonathan Allen also made his presence felt with inside rushes. If these two stay healthy, they will make a big difference with the Redskins' defense.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

The health of QB Nick Foles is the No. 1 issue for the Eagles coming off their preseason game against the Patriots. He left in the second quarter with what the team described as a shoulder strain. He grabbed his throwing arm after DE Adrian Clayborn hit him mid-throw from his blindside. With Carson Wentz's status still up in the air for Week 1, the Eagles need Foles to be available.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The big takeaway on the Jets: Their quarterback situation is as unsettled as ever. Did someone say controversy? It was a mixed bag from rookie Sam Darnold and Teddy Bridgewater, setting up a fascinating decision in two weeks for Todd Bowles. Frankly, Bridgewater looks like the best QB on the roster, but you can bet Darnold will get another chance to win the job. The rookie threw a red-zone interception in an otherwise solid performance, but his inexperience jumped out on a few plays. Could the Jets trade Bridgewater? Anything is possible at this point.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

DeShone Kizer's numbers: 7-of-12 for 149 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Passer rating of 142.0. Still needs to work on accuracy and timing but he's definitely making progressing and showing more comfort with the offense and the fundamental changes the Packers have asked him to make.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie Martez Carter has shown some elusiveness and an ability to keep his legs churning and good balance. It's still going to be hard for him to make the roster, but Carter could be someone to place on the practice squad. Though he's undersized, he's not yet someone they could trust on third downs. That'll be the part of his game he must develop.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Ryan Anderson hasn't always flashed as a pass rusher in his one-plus seasons in Washington. He does play strong and on a stunt up the middle, he was able to stay low and drive the linemen back into a sack. Anderson's power isn't in question, but he still needs to threaten more as a rusher off the edge.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

A double pick-six! Packers corner Josh Jackson takes Josh Dobbs' first throw of the night to the house, just like Tramon Williams did on Mason Rudolph's first throw to open the game. This is not what Pittsburgh had in mind when it wanted to showcase its young draft picks.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Eagles QB Nate Sudfeld showing why the coaching staff is excited about him. He's had several pretty throws against the Patriots, including a TD pass under pressure to TE Richard Rodgers, and a dime down the sideline to WR Shelton Gibson from his own end zone.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Jackson's athleticism showed up on his interception. The catch was not easy even though he read the route and jumped it just like veteran Tramon Williams did to open the game. But the second-round pick had to extend for the catch before he could return it 22 yards for a touchdown.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers defense can blame the preseason and several starters sidelined, but giving up 27 points in a half won't make coach Mike Tomlin happy. Penalties and bad angles to the football offset a few splash plays.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Reggie Gilbert's late-season promotion from the practice squad last year was no fluke. He's been a menace to the Steelers with 2.5 sacks in the first half of preseason game No. 2. He's not just a lock to make the roster now, he's in line for serious playing time early in the season.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers' tight ends are having a night: Jimmy Graham: 8-yard TD Lance Kendicks: 2 catches for 28 yards Marcedes Lewis: 1 catch for 23 yards Robert Tonyan: 2 catches for 15 yards, 1 TD

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Sam Darnold is human, after all. The rookie QB experienced a couple of red-zone hiccups in the first half, including an interception. Darnold (8-for-11, 62 yards) generated only three points in three possessions. This complicates the Jets' QB situation, as Darnold missed an opportunity to put a stranglehold on the starting job. He showed his inexperience on the interception. On fourth-and-1 from the 20, Darnold didn't read the safety (Deshazor Everett), who undercut the route and tipped the ball in the air. It was picked off by Troy Apke. Earlier, Darnold took a third-down sack in the red zone. No word on whether he'll start the second half.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie receiver Cam Sims has shown some of what he can do in the first half. Sims dropped a pass in the red zone that resulted in an interception. That's bad. He's had some drops in camp. But he then made tough grabs on his next two attempts. It didn't matter that one was nullified by a penalty; his effort on the play was terrific as he was hit hard coming down with the ball. At 6-foot-5, Sims' size makes him an intriguing prospect. He has a real shot to make the team.