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On Friday my neighbors were watching the Seahawks game and reacting to every play like it was a playoff game.

Do any of you guys do that? Watch preseason games with the fervor of an actual game that matters?

Vegas has lines on these games for a reason.

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Word out of Green Bay right now is that Jordy Nelson might have blown out his knee.

Yep, it's official now.

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The only thing worth rooting for in preseason games is that no one gets hurt.

The actual plays, wins and losses don't matter. If you are invested the outcome you should punch yourself in the throat.

The actual score doesn't mean anything. But, to a new coaching staff for a team that's been losing a lot of games, getting a taste of victory in meaningless games helps when it comes to morale and getting their messages across.

The plays, however, are very meaningful. For the second-stringers and third-stringers, these are the guys that are one or two plays away from being starters and playing big roles. And for the 1's, there is value in how they're performing.

I used to crap on preseason games for not being important...then 2013 happened. The Falcons went from 13-3 and in the NFC Championship game to 4-12 the next season. All the misfortunes and missteps during that 2013 season were showing up in the 2013 preseason games. What was chalked up as "vanilla schemes" and "just getting the bad out of the system early" was more than that, especially on both the offensive and defensive lines.

Ultimately, your preseason record is meaningless...no one's ever won a trophy for preseason performances. But, preseason performances can show the flaws in a team that could wind up being their undoing when the games matter. There is a reason why sports outlets mention the low percentage of teams that make the playoffs after a winless preseason....something(s) is preventing the team from winning games.

But then again, the 0-16 Lions were undefeated in that preseason....

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That's all completely understandable and that's why I tune in for my team's preseason games, but reacting to a 12 yard carry to the point where your neighbors can hear you is silliness.

When I watch the Bengals preseason games here's what I root for: 1 Nobody get injured 2. Don't suck. That's it.

And the Bengals played like garbage tonight so perfect time to mention that my comment made it into the Bengals' 2015 "Why Your Team Sucks".

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I'm Sean.

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They'll be singing, when we're winning.

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Rumor is that RG3 is done in WAS. Cousins will start and Griffin is demanding a trade.

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Washington will only get a low round draft pick for him. It's a shame that they traded away basically 2 years of daft picks to get him.

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Washington will only get a low round draft pick for him. It's a shame that they traded away basically 2 years of daft picks to get him.

Look on the bright side, they traded them to the Rams, who went on to demonstrate that having more bullets doesn't increase your chances of getting a hit, it just means you have more things to shoot yourself in the foot with.

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Washington will only get a low round draft pick for him. It's a shame that they traded away basically 2 years of daft picks to get him.

Look on the bright side, they traded them to the Rams, who went on to demonstrate that having more bullets doesn't increase your chances of getting a hit, it just means you have more things to shoot yourself in the foot with.

Very true. But it could have been worse. St. Louis could be stuck with Griffin right now.

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EJ Manuel started today's game against Pittsburgh, went 2-2 for 83 yards and a TD and got pulled for Tyrod Taylor, who went 12-13 with a rushing TD. Then EJ came back in for the second half and went 2-2 with another TD.

It's preseason, so usual caveats, but good for the Buffalo QBs stepping up.

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EJ Manuel started today's game against Pittsburgh, went 2-2 for 83 yards and a TD and got pulled for Tyrod Taylor, who went 12-13 with a rushing TD. Then EJ came back in for the second half and went 2-2 with another TD.

It's preseason, so usual caveats, but good for the Buffalo QBs stepping up.

So what you're saying is the Steelers D really really scuks.

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EJ Manuel started today's game against Pittsburgh, went 2-2 for 83 yards and a TD and got pulled for Tyrod Taylor, who went 12-13 with a rushing TD. Then EJ came back in for the second half and went 2-2 with another TD.

It's preseason, so usual caveats, but good for the Buffalo QBs stepping up.

So what you're saying is the Steelers D really really scuks.

I don't have stats in front of me, but I think the Bills' QB play has been pretty solid all preseason. But... it's the preseason.

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I wish the preseason were definitive about anything other than watching star players go down with season-ending injuries.

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EJ Manuel started today's game against Pittsburgh, went 2-2 for 83 yards and a TD and got pulled for Tyrod Taylor, who went 12-13 with a rushing TD. Then EJ came back in for the second half and went 2-2 with another TD.

It's preseason, so usual caveats, but good for the Buffalo QBs stepping up.

Rex wants to decide on a QB tomorrow. If he chooses Taylor, I expect Buffalo to eventually inquire about RGIII.

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Randall Cobb hurt his shoulder after landing hard on it. Didn't we learn enough from Jordy to rest our starters during pre-season?

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The Baltimore, Maryland team and the Landover, Maryland team got into a fight last night. Preseason!

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Randall Cobb hurt his shoulder after landing hard on it. Didn't we learn enough from Jordy to rest our starters during pre-season?

If Cobb (or any player) gets hurt on the very first play in the first regular season game, would that make you feel any better?

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I know it's just a pre-season game, but it's still kinda weird seeing the Raiders on Sunday Night Football.

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