NFL preseason Week 1 scores, highlights: Young QBs deliver in 2023 debuts; Steelers WRs make big plays

Following the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game last week and then two games Thursday, NFL preseason action gets into full swing with six showdowns Friday night.

Among the storylines are the beginning of the Jordan Love era in Green Bay (vs. Bengals), the Steelers’ Kenny Pickett and the Commanders’ Sam Howell starting off Year 2 (vs. the Buccaneers and Browns, respectively), and Russell Wilson teaming up with Sean Payton in Arizona (vs. the Cardinals).

Below, we will track all the must-see highlights from Friday’s action. Get ready for a full night of football!



Texans 20, Patriots 9 (Takeaways)
Seahawks 24, Vikings 13 (Takeaways)


Packers 36, Bengals 19 (Recap)
Falcons 19, Dolphins 3 (Recap)
Lions 21, Giants 16 (Recap)
Steelers 27, Buccaneers 17 (Recap)
Commanders 17, Browns 15 (Recap)
Cardinals 18, Broncos 17 (Recap)


Colts at Bills, 1 p.m. ET  (Preview)
Titans at Bears, 1 p.m. ET | TV: NFLN (Preview)
Jets at Panthers, 4 p.m ET | TV: NFLN (Preview)
Jaguars at Cowboys, 5 p.m. ET (Preview)
Eagles at Ravens, 7 p.m. ET | TV: NFLN (Preview)
Chargers at Rams, 9 p.m. ET | TV: NFLN (Preview)


Chiefs at Saints, 1 p.m. ET | TV: NFLN (Preview)
49ers at Raiders, 4 p.m. ET | TV: NFLN (Preview)

Cardinals rally to win 

Down 17-10, the Cardinals drove 75 yards in the game’s final 90 seconds. Arizona got to within a point of the Broncos when David Blough hit rookie Brian Cobbs for an 18-yard score. Instead of settling for a tie, Arizona won the game when another rookie, running back Emari Demercado, rumbled into the end zone on the Cardinals’ two-point try. 

Browns rookie QB strikes again 

A week after his impressive debut in the Hall of Fame game, Browns rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson had another strong performance Friday night against the Commanders. He completed 9 of his first 10 throws that included his seven-yard…


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