The second week of the 2010 NFL preseason got into full swing on Saturday evening with 11 games on tap. And there was plenty of excitement and hard hits for die-hard NFL fans across the country. See below for all of the scores for Saturday’s match ups as well as a brief summary and analysis of the games.
NFL Preseason Scores for Saturday August 21
Pittsburgh Steelers 24 New York Giants 17 – The Steelers dominated the first three quarters and held on for the win.
Baltimore Ravens 23 Washington Redskins 3 – Baltimore’s stout defense only gave up a single field goal in a very impressive performance.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 Kansas City 15 – Tampa Bay holds on in a wild finish for a much needed win.
St Louis Rams 19 Cleveland Browns 17 – St Louis scored two fields goals in the fourth quarter to pull out a victory.
New Orleans Saints 38 Houston Texans 20 – The defending Superbowl champ Saints made a strong statement in blowing out the Texans.
New York Jets 9 Carolina Panthers 3 – The Jets defeat the Panthers in a defensive battle of field goals.
Oakland Raiders 32 Chicago Bears 17 – The Raiders looked good on both offense and defense in defeating the Bears at Chicago.
Dallas Cowboys 16 Dan Diego Chargers 14 – Dallas scored a touchdown and a safety in the fourth quarter to come back for the win.
Detroit Lions 25 Denver Broncos 20 – The Detroit Lions notched their first win of the 2010 preseason with a hard-fought win over the Broncos.
Miami Dolphins 27 Jacksonville Jaguars 26 – The Dolphins hold on for the win in a close back and forth affair in Jacksonville.
Green Bay Packers 27 Seattle Seahawks 24 – Aaron Rodgers looked sharp for the Packers, throwing two TD passes early on.
Even though it is just the second week of the preseason, the cream rose to the top today as the NFL’s elite teams flexed their muscles to notch wins. New Orleans’ offense looked especially impressive in manhandling the Texans, and the Ravens defense took no prisoners in shutting down the Redskins at Washington. The Minnesota Vikings and back-in-the-fold Brett Favre are playing the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, and the Arizona Cardinals visit the Tennessee Titans in the Monday Night Football match up.